Frederick Foster

Obituary of Frederick B Foster

Frederick B. Foster, 71, passed away unexpectedly at home on August 25, 2020. He was born August 11, 1949 in Hamilton, a son of the late Ivan and Mary (Martin) Foster and graduated from Oriskany Falls High School. He was united in marriage to Carmel Stores on April 17, 1971. The couple shared 47 years of love and devotion until Carm’s passing in 2018. Fred retired from Clinton Central School where he worked as a bus driver, custodian, and groundskeeper. Fred was a longtime friend and supporter of the Clinton Fire Department where he served as a volunteer for a short period of time. Over the years, Fred loved encouraging and entertaining children on their bus rides to and from school, as well as, coaching youth sports. Nothing made Fred happier than time spent with his grandchildren and all the memories made on Jonsey’s Farm. He is survived by his four children, Marsha Foster of Ringgold, GA, Steven and Erin Foster of Liverpool, NY, Eric Foster of Clinton, NY and Amanda and Danielle Foster of Clinton, NY; six beloved grandchildren, Grady, Vaughn, Zander, Sullivan, Jordan and Montgomery; two sisters, Sybil Foster of Oneida and Tammy Gomez of CA; Merle Foster of Rome, Michael Foster of Watertown, and three other brothers and a sister; many nieces and nephews and his close friends who were like family, Chris and Michele Engle and their boys, Cale, Cam and Caden. He was predeceased by his wife, Carm; his parents; his 2nd father Edwin Jones; granddaughter, Ruby Foster; and brother, Sonny. Please consider donations to Clinton Fire Department. Services will be held at a later date.
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