Thomas C. Foster, Sr.
1930 - 2022
Obituary of Thomas C. Foster, Sr.
Thomas C. Foster, Sr., 91, of Syracuse, being a true Irishman, entered the pearly gates on St. Paddy’s day.
He was born Nov. 5, 1930. He was a graduate of St. Anthony’s of Padua. After highschool he served during the Korean Conflict, later working several jobs that led him to a 35 year career at NYNEX Corp, retiring as a Quality Assurance Inspector. After retirement he enjoyed woodworking, SU Sports, the Yankees and any excuse to visit a hardware store.
Tom was predeceased by his parents, Patrick & Laura Foster, sisters, Sally and Mary, and his beloved wife Jean.
He is survived by children, Linda (Bob) Halligan, Tom Jr. (Patti), Laura (Hugh) Wheeler, 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held March 22, 2022 at 10:30am at St. Ann’s Church, Onondaga Blvd. A Calling hour will be held from 9:30-10:30am prior to the Mass. Burial will be in Valley Cemetery.
Tom was loved by all who knew him and thoroughly enjoyed taking the mickey out of anyone who would bite. Dad filled his roles of son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend with love, honor, humor and dedication. He was guided by his strong faith in God which only grew deeper in his later years.
A special thanks to our Brookdale Bellevue family who served Dad so beautifully for the last five years. Also to Dr. John Charles and the awesome FamilyCare Group who kept both Dad and Mom in good health and love.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made St. Charles-St. Ann’s Food Pantry, 4471 Onondaga Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13219.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Thomas Foster, Sr., please visit Tribute Store
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