NEWPORT – William L. Foster, 88, died Aug. 21, 2013, at the Veterans Administration Hospital at Togus.
He was born Sept. 14, 1924, in Lawrence, Mass., the son of William and Evelyn (Ingman) Foster Sr. Bill graduated from Woodbury High School in Salem, N.H., class of 1942, and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
After returning from the war he graduated from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, class of 1950.
He was employed as an office and credit manager for W.T. Grant and Company in New England, and later, for all of the Midwest states. He and his wife Jean-Marie owned and operated the Ben Franklin Store in Dexter until their retirement. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Dexter Club, and a 25-year member of the Kiwanis.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and his wife, James and Alice Foster, and their children, Brent and Cassidy, all of Newport; and a sister, Christine Meyerle of McCook, Neb.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, at Riverside Cemetery, Newport, with the Rev. Laura Peckham officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Rev. Thomas and Marteile Benson Hospice Endowment Fund, the EMHS Foundation, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.