John A. Foster

February 21, 1951 ‒ June 01, 2010

Shelby, Ohio

SHELBY: John A. Foster, age 59, of Shelby passed away Tuesday morning June 1, 2010 in Hospice House following a month-long battle with cancer.

He was born February 21, 1951 in Rockford, IL to Asher James and Dolores Mary (Griffaw) Foster.

On August 21, 1971 he married Nancy Margaret DeMuth with whom he celebrated 38 years of marriage.

John worked as an independent produce broker.

He was an avid golfer and also enjoyed hunting and fishing with his grandkids. He will be remembered as a great storyteller with a true gift of embellishment.

In addition to his wife Nancy, he is survived by a son John B. “J.B.” and Maria Foster of Shelby, two daughters Sara and Patrick Carroll of HI, and Jody and Eric Wasinger of Mansfield; five grandchildren Lexi, Katie, and Grayson Foster, and Ashton and Mackzie Wasinger, his mother Dolores Foster of Warren, IL, and a brother and sister-in-law Tom and Nancy Foster of Marina, CA.

He was preceded in death by his father.

A memorial mass will be held Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 1 pm in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West St., Shelby. The Rev. Fr. Nicholas Cunningham celebrant.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland, OH 44805.