The Passing of Brother Jerry Foster

broken-column-240x240Jerry E. Foster (Waldo, Ohio) born June 22, 1939 died peacefully at home Sunday May 22, 2016 from an extended illness.

Jerry served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, after which, had a 50 yr. career in barbering and retired as the Waldo barber this past February. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, American Legion, Boy Scouts of America, Big Brothers, and Knights of Pythias. Jerry enjoyed fishing, shooting, camping, and his many Amish, German and English friendships over the years.

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, Edward E. Foster and Gladys E. Foster of Marysville, Ohio and sister, Betsy Simpson of Newark, Ohio.

Left to cherish Jerry’s memories are wife, Sally R. (Freeman) Foster. They would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this fall. Also surviving are his sister, Jody Laird (Claude Laird) of Marysville, OH, his two children Kimberly Cornelius (Vance Cornelius) of Marion, and Scott Foster (Lisa Knotts-Foster) of Navarre, Florida. Jerry and Sally have five grandchildren, Jessica Cornelius of Marion, Satchel, Shadelin, Siena, and Solaina Foster of Navarre, Florida.

In honor of Jerry Foster, family and friends are invited to a memorial service at the Waldo United Methodist Church at 7:00 P.M. June 24, 2016. In lieu of flowers, the family would graciously accept donations for funeral expenses in care of Affordable Cremation Services of Ohio 1701 Marion-Williamsport Rd. East Marion, OH 43302. Visit to send a condolence or to share a memory.
Published in the Marion Star on May 29, 2016

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