JAFFREY, N.H. – Walter “Reddy” Herbert Foster III, PE, ME, MfgE, president and chief executive officer of Foster Power Generation, Ltd., an engineering consulting firm specializing in gas and steam turbines, which he founded in 1995. Reddy started his new journey Oct. 23, 2007, at his beloved Thorndike Pond Road home, after a brief illness. He was born April 15, 1945, in Old Town, son of Walter Herbert Foster Jr. and Hazel (Gertrude) Campbell Foster. Reddy pursued his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering at the University of Maine at Orono and received his Master of Science in mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic, Fitch-burg, Mass. He was the recipient of the University of Maine School of Engineering Francis Crowe Award in 2005. He was the heart and soul of Foster Power Generation, Ltd., with a primary focus on industrial and power generation including steam and gas turbine systems, economic and mechanical development, design and manufacturing. The company will continue on under the leadership of his son, Walter Herbert Foster IV, Esq. Reddy has walked in the limelight of the inception of turbo-machinery and power plants; serving on a global basis from Israel Electric, PT BADAK, Indonesia as well as serving his local community and beloved New England states. Reddy was loved, cherished and adored by all, especially by his son and fianc?e, Walter H. Foster, IV and Svetlana Voytenkova; his beloved ChristiAne Mason; very special friends, Danny Bryan and Angel Hutchison; sister, Katherine Foster Dall; brothers, Banton T. Foster Sr., Timothy Foster and Stephen Foster; grandson, William Foster; “right-hand woman,” niece, Sarah E. Foster; nieces, Allison, Joanna, Meghann; and nephew, Banton Foster Jr. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at United Church of Jaffrey, 54 Main St., Jaffrey, N.H. Those who wish to remember Reddy in a special way may make a contribution in his memory to the University of Maine Walter H. Foster III Engineering Scholarship Foundation, care of TD BankNorth, 28 Main St., Jaffrey, NH 03452. The Cournoyer Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Jaffrey, N.H., is assisting the family with arrangements. To view an online memorial, send a condolence to Reddy’s family, or for more information, please visit www.cournoyerfh.com
WALTER ‘REDDY’ HERBERT FOSTER III
Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:16 p.m.