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Richard H. FosterJanuary 5, 1931 ~ July 20, 2017 (age 86)
Richard H. Foster, age 86, of Moon Township, formerly of Coraopolis, passed away at his home on Thursday, July 20, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born in Coraopolis on January 5, 1931 to the late Clarence and Ethel (Swartzling) Foster. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Brian Foster and siblings Carolyn Taglaferri, William and John Foster. Beloved husband for 62 years to Ruth (Grannis) Foster; loving father of Richard B. Foster and Deborah L. Roppa (Victor); cherished grandfather of Richard B.T. Foster (Melissa), Chrysten Foster, Heather Foster and Brian Roppa; proud great grandfather of Hayden, Isabella, Brooks, Paige and Cole. Richard, a hard worker all his life, was retired from J & L Steel Aliquippa Works. But he never retired! He worked for Avis, Robert Morris College in maintenance and the Maratta Farm grooming the Arabian Horses and maintenance. He loved to hunt and fish, garden and cutting grass in his yard. He served as a Sgt in the United States Army during the Korean War and was a member of AFL-CIO Local #1221. Visitation Sunday 2-4, 6-8 at Copeland’s Coraopolis, 867 Fifth Ave. with funeral service on Monday at 11 AM. Burial will follow in Coraopolis Cemetery with full military honors.