Richard Foster

Richard Charles Foster, 72, of Tate, Georgia, died Thursday, June 12, 2014, at his residence. He was born September, 30, 1941, in Harrisburg, Pa to Charles Foster and Nancy Gettings Foster Orcut.

Foster, an artist, lived for many years in Warren, PA, and was the former owner of “The Art Shop” and “Gallery One”. In later years he moved to Georgia where he was an active member of the Gospel Outreach Church in Jasper. Foster retired from the Trans Technic Company in Georgia. He was a former member of the Warren Art League and was an adjunct instructor of Oil Painting at Edinboro University’s Warren Campus. Foster was happiest when socializing at the local coffee house and he will be remembered as a creative, imaginative, and complex man.

Foster is survived by his children, Debra [David] Bush of Jamestown, NY, Richard B. [Michelle] Foster of Orlando, FL: Pamela [Shawn] Hamm of Baltimore, MD; Melanie [Brian] Booth of Jamestown, NY., sisters Sandra Knepp of Jamestown, NY and Cheryl Yeagle of Warren, Pa., 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Foster was predeceased by his parents and wife Anna, as well as, brothers Wayne and Paul Foster, his foster parents, Leona and Angus Bailey, two stepbrothers, Leroy and Donald Parker Sr, and a stepsister, Delores Parker Madigan.

No services will be observed.