Dr. Kendall W. Foster, Jr, M.D.
In Loving Memory (1930 — 2010)
EAST DENNIS, MA — Dr. Kendall Wilson Foster, Jr. M.D., 80, passed away Friday, October 1, 2010 at his home in East Dennis, MA after succumbing to cancer. He is survived by his loving wife Sally Robertson Foster, married 1954 in Merion Station, PA.; four children Betsy Driscoll, Robert Foster, Sarah McKenna, and Mary LaMere; son-in-laws Michael Driscoll, Victor McKenna, and Gary LaMere; and grandchildren Sean Driscoll, Hannah LaMere, Marissa LaMere, Richard McKenna, and Lucas McKenna.
Dr. Foster was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1930 and was a board certified Radiologist. He attended Lawrence Academy, Groton, MA; Tufts University, Boston, MA; and Tufts Medical School. He met his wife Sally at a Zoology Class at Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA in 1952. His medical Internship was at Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME in 1957. His residency was at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. He was a Radiologist at New Britain General Hospital, New Britain, CT, and an Associate Professor Emeritus in Diagnostic Radiology at Michigan State University Dept. of Radiology in East Lansing, MI until his retirement in 1995. During his time at MSU he was also a Radiologist at St. Lawrence Hospital and Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, MI with specialties in XRay, Mammography, Ultrasound, CAT, and MRI.
Dr. Foster entered the United States Army Medical Corps in 1958 and was honorably discharged in 1967 after achieving a rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He served 14 months in An Khe, Vietnam. During his time in the Army the family lived in Germany, Maryland, and Colorado, places they might otherwise never have seen.
He had a great love of nature and the outdoors which included sailing, boating, bird watching, photography, fly fishing, skiing, and hiking. His father was a Science teacher at the Groton School in Groton, MA. Dr. Foster, Jr. learned much of his appreciation for the outdoors from his father, Dr. Foster, Sr. Some of his fondest memories were of his childhood summers on Cape Cod spent with his cousins and family. As a retiree on Cape Cod, he and his wife walked through many nature preserves and were seen in their parked van watching the osprey nest in Sesuit Harbor every spring. He felt closer to God when in the natural world. Football and baseball were his favorite sports, being a big fan of the MSU Spartans, New England Patriots, and Boston Red Sox.
A visitation service for family and friends is being planned for Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 1pm EST at Doane Beal & Ames Funeral Home, South Dennis, MA. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Please check back to this web page for finalized plans and directions. A printable page with a map for the Memorial Service is available HERE. Dr. Foster will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at Oak Ridge Cemetery, South Dennis, MA. Arrangements by Doane Beal & Ames Funeral Home, South Dennis, MA.
The family is planning a physical, public memorial of some kind, like a bench or other semi-permanent structure. One idea is a bench at Sesuit Harbor where our father spent a lot of time both as an adult and child. Another idea arose out of our father's love of birds and involves a possible Osprey nesting pole to be erected by arrangement with the town of Dennis. These plans are not definite and are only in the preliminary stage.
In lieu of flowers, if you would like your gift to go to something more permanent than flowers, financial donations for this memorial can be made online at "http://funds.gofundme.com/tdds". Of course you can also donate by sending it to our home instead of using the online web page. Thanks of course for any cards, flowers, wishes, donations that you care to make.
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