Death of a Classmate - James Foster '54

 James Eugene "Jim" (Retired Colonel, USAF) of Liberty Township, formerly of Phoenix, Maryland passed away on November 8, 2012 at Hospice of Dayton at Butler-Warren after a long illness. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carolyn Cone Foster, one son James Foster, MD., (Lisa Heinemeyer), and one daughter Constance Foster-Pierce (Edward Pierce). Six grand children: J.T., Danny, Megan, Caitlin, and Shannon Foster and Caroline Pierce. Jim was a graduate of the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. After graduation, he joined the Air Force. He served 30 years active duty. His tour included being stationed in Dover AFB, Okinawa, The Pentagon, Andrews Air Force and retiring at Wright Patterson Air Force Base after serving as the Chief of Staff at Aeronautical Systems Division (ASD). He also served a year in Vietnam. He loved to fly airplanes especially C-130's around the world and had fascinating stories to tell family, friends and loved ones. He was a Civil War buff and loved his church families at both Lakota Baptist Church in West Chester and Gunpowder Baptist in Baltimore. Burial services are scheduled at National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. at a future date. Family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Pike Dayton, Ohio. 45420.We wish to thank Hospice of Dayton, Hospice of Butler-Warren for all the care and comfort they provided him in his final days.
Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on November 16, 2012

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