Martin P. Foster
July 11, 1947 ‒ May 13, 2014
Martin Paul Foster, of Sunbury , died peacefully and with dignity at home on May 13, 2014. He was 66 years old and is survived by his wife of 34 years, Patricia “Trish” Brown, sisters Suzanne Foster and Phyllis Dix, brother, Richard Foster, and numerous and beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Howard and Ellen Foster.
Martin attended University High School in Columbus, then DePauw University, in Greencastle, Indiana, studying mathematics. Being shot in1971 while selling ice cream did not stop this man. He was paralyzed and lived the rest of his life in a wheelchair, but he took that on as a challenge to be the best that he could be. He had a wry sense of humor and a true joy for living.
Martin became a teacher to others just by the example he set of overcoming his many physical challenges. Martin lived his life to the fullest, loving every moment of it. He and Trish have lived in their Sunbury home since 1979. An avid organic gardener and gourmet chef, he was a co-owner of the Dell restaurant. Martin enjoyed camping, gardening, eating good food and traveling. He and his wife met in Italy, and he was a world traveler, going to Tahiti, England, Germany, France, Thailand, and Viet Nam, among many other places. Martin and Trish had a home in Costa Rica, a country that was dear to his heart. Martin was a big presence and will be sorely missed. He was an inspiration.
The ‘Celebration of Life’ memorial to be held in honor of Martin P. Foster will be at the couple’s home, 11826 Stockwell Rd. Sunbury, Ohio 43074, on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 2:00pm, with tributes beginning at 3:00pm. Thanks to loving friends and family, appetizers, desserts and drinks will be available. Family and friends are welcome. Arrangements entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.