James William Foster, 76, U.S. Navy vet, engineer at Corning Glass Works, volunteer

By on December 27, 2017

James William Foster, 76, of Ephrata passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

He was born in Long Branch, N.J., to the late John W. Foster Jr. and Ruth Ackerson Foster, and was the husband of Alice E. Weinhold Foster, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son: Scott G. Foster, husband of Kate; a daughter: Kristin A. Foster; as well as a grandson: Thomas G. Foster.

He graduated from Haddonfield Memorial High School and the United States Naval Academy. Following graduation from Naval Nuclear Power and Submarine School, he served on the USS Alexander Hamilton. After almost 22 years of service, he retired as a captain from the Naval Reserves.

Jim was a professional engineer and worked at Corning Glass Works, Gilbert Associates, United Energy Services, and RPA Engineering.

He was an active member of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Adopt-a-Kid/Adopt-a-Vet program. He volunteered for Meals on Wheels for many years and had been a member of SCORE.

A private service will be held at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ephrata Area Social Services, Meals on Wheels program, 227 N. State St., Ephrata, PA, 17522; or the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) at dav.org.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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