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Carl Donald Foster

June 10, 2017

Carl Donald Foster, 80, of 110B Joseph Lonsway Dr., Clayton passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born May 26, 1937 in Watertown, son of Carl E. and Fern Hibbard Foster.

On July 31, 1958 he married Kay Lucile Putman at St. Lawrence Methodist Church, town of Cape Vincent.

Carl was employed by Knowlton Brothers Specialty Paper, Watertown as a paper maker for 43 years. He was a member of the Depauville Fire Department, a member of its Fagowi Club, and volunteered as fire commissioner for five years. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed his time at the Hank Zimmer Camp in Forest Port, Boonville.

Carl is survived by his wife, Kay; four children, Cheryl Bartlett and husband, Randy, Watertown, Linda Becker, Clayton, Mary Foster Schawlm and husband, Peter, New Hope, PA, and Todd Foster and wife, Jill, Clayton; five grandchildren, Sarah K. Bartlett, Richard M. Becker, Anthony James Becker, Cory Hansen Foster, and Faith Ann Foster; sister, Jean Gardner and husband, Wilbert, Depauville; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his son, Richard Carl Foster, daughter, Nancy Hibbard, grandson, Colin Foster Bartlett, and sister, Shirley Burkhard.

His wit, wisdom, and work ethic were a strong example to all, and he still knew nothing. Carl's wishes were no services and a private memorial will be held at the family's convenience. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.

The family would like to thank the members of TIERS and Hospice for the special love and care during this difficult time. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to either T. I. E. R. S., P. O. Box 524, Clayton, NY 13624 or Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to his family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#34 doreen 2017-06-23 12:45
My Dearest Kay, Cousins and Family, I wish to express My Sincerest Love and Sympathy at this most difficult time in the passing of our Beloved Sonny. May The Love and Compassion of Family and Friends. Surround you all and Our Heavenly Father grant you Comfort Strength and Peace and Healing , Now and In All Days Ahead. In My Heart Thoughts and Prayers now and Always Love Doreen
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#33 Aaron Hibbard 2017-06-14 23:34
Kay & family so very sorry to hear of Carl (Sonny's) passing. My thoughts and and prayers to you all. He will be sadly missed by all who new him. RIP cousin Carl
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#32 Harry & Deb Moseley 2017-06-14 21:52
Mary & Family. We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
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#31 Bob Shawcross 2017-06-14 18:12
Kay, I send my love and prayers to you all. Sonny use to come out to the farm often .He will be greatly missed by many. God bless you all. Jean, my heart goes out to you as well. Thank you for letting me know. Bob Shawcross, 17300 Abbe Ln. , Canyon, Tx 79015
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#30 Dolores L Ferringo 2017-06-13 20:52
Mary, Todd and family. I am so sorry for your loss. May time and memories heal your hearts.
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#29 Gordon Rice 2017-06-13 18:47
Carl D. Foster

Kay, So, so, sorry for your loss. With our heartfelt thoughts of sympathy, we're hoping you find comfort knowing others care. - Gordon and Elizabeth
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#28 Scott Dinzler 2017-06-13 17:39
Kay, Todd. and girls, so sorry for your loss, I am blessed to have known and worked with Carl, he always had all the answers although I'm not sure they were right, he sure made work an adventure, he will be missed. Rest in peace my friend.
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#27 Scott Dinzler 2017-06-13 17:35
Todd, Kay and girls, so sorry for your loss, Carl was one of a kind and I am blessed to have known him, he will be missed. He always had all the answers at work although I'm not sure they were right , we sure had a good time, rest in peace my friend.
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#26 Sherbino family 2017-06-13 09:33
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
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#25 Eunice S. Murray 2017-06-13 07:36
To the Carl Foster family,
We are so sorry about the passing of Carl. Our sympathy goes to all of you on your loss. God Bless Donnie & Eunie
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