June 10, 2017
Carl Donald Foster, 80, of 110B Joseph Lonsway Dr., Clayton passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born May 26, 1937 in Watertown, son of Carl E. and Fern Hibbard Foster.
On July 31, 1958 he married Kay Lucile Putman at St. Lawrence Methodist Church, town of Cape Vincent.
Carl was employed by Knowlton Brothers Specialty Paper, Watertown as a paper maker for 43 years. He was a member of the Depauville Fire Department, a member of its Fagowi Club, and volunteered as fire commissioner for five years. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed his time at the Hank Zimmer Camp in Forest Port, Boonville.
Carl is survived by his wife, Kay; four children, Cheryl Bartlett and husband, Randy, Watertown, Linda Becker, Clayton, Mary Foster Schawlm and husband, Peter, New Hope, PA, and Todd Foster and wife, Jill, Clayton; five grandchildren, Sarah K. Bartlett, Richard M. Becker, Anthony James Becker, Cory Hansen Foster, and Faith Ann Foster; sister, Jean Gardner and husband, Wilbert, Depauville; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his son, Richard Carl Foster, daughter, Nancy Hibbard, grandson, Colin Foster Bartlett, and sister, Shirley Burkhard.
His wit, wisdom, and work ethic were a strong example to all, and he still knew nothing. Carl's wishes were no services and a private memorial will be held at the family's convenience. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.
The family would like to thank the members of TIERS and Hospice for the special love and care during this difficult time. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to either T. I. E. R. S., P. O. Box 524, Clayton, NY 13624 or Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to his family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.