Richard Devereaux Foerster Dick was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Harry Foerster. He graduated from the Milwaukee Country Day School, Amherst College and received his M.B.A. from the University of Michigan School of Business. He proudly served in the United States Navy and is a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife Lucinda; son, Christopher (Michelle); daughter, Carla Hass (Michael); brother, Harry Foerster and family and six very special grandchildren. After college, Dick located in Chicago, where he was in the advertising and television business. He later returned to Milwaukee as the general sales manager of WISN-TV, the local CBS affiliate. In 1972 the family moved to Tucson, where Dick enjoyed a distinguished career as a commercial real estate broker with Cummings Realty and 20 years with Tucson Realty & Trust until his retirement in 2007. He was a longstanding member of the Tucson Association of Realtors, where he served on the Grievance and Ethics Committees. While chairman of the Board of the Tucson Opera Company, he spearheaded a merger of a Phoenix group with the Tucson company to create the Arizona Opera Company. His interests included skiing and sailing. He was also a determined golfer and a loyal fan of the Wildcats, Milwaukee Brewers and each pro football team his son has coached. His greatest joy was his family and the many accomplishments of his grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 7, 2010. Remembrances may be made in Dick's name to the Arizona Chapter of the American Parkinson's Association, 5905 E. Pima Street, Tucson, AZ 85712. A special thank you to Odyssey Hospice for their exceptional care and friendship. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge Chapel.
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Published by Arizona Daily Star on Aug. 5, 2010.