FOSTER, Charles "Chuck," 94, of Flushing, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013.
He was born January 29, 1919.
He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, his loving wife, Sara, companion, Beulah Hall, and grandsons, Greggory Franz and Luke Foster.
Chuck earned a degree in commercial art from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He then served four years in the U.S. Army during World War II in Europe and North Africa. Chuck was held as a prisoner of war in Germany for 27 months. His employment included: assistant superintendent for Cross Creek Coal Company, owner/operator of Foster's Frozen Food Lockers, and retired from Consolidation Coal Company after working as a United Mine Worker and later as a safety supervisor.
Chuck served as a teacher, Sunday school superintendent and elder of Flushing Presbyterian Church. He later was a teacher, Sunday school superintendent, youth director, deacon and elder of Flushing Christian Church. Chuck was a president of St. Clairsville Presbyterian Synod Men's Fellowship.
Chuck was a past master of Flushing Lodge 298 F&AM and past patron of Flushing Chapter 369 O.E.S. and a 32nd degree Mason.
Chuck served as chairman of Flushing Improvement Association, president of Flushing Rotary and Ruritan clubs. He served on and was president of the Flushing Local and Union Local boards of education.
Chuck received camper emeritus status from the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District Board of Directors.
Surviving are daughters, Margie (Mike) Suponic, Janie (Tim) Witchey and Donna Franz; sons, Kent, Mark (Joni) and Jeff (Norman); grandchildren, Gabe and Jeremy Hays, Rebecca Terlesky, Travis and Trevor Witchey, Mandy Myers, Jacob Moore and Kelli Franz; and 11 great- grandchildren.
Friends will be received Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at 3:30 p.m., officiated by Dr. Tony Robbins at the Beck- Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory, 204 W. Main St., St. Clairsville, OH 43950. Military services will be conducted prior to the service, at 3:15 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, Alzheimer's Association or Paralyzed Veterans of America.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com.