Stanley A. Foster

DATELINE:  Warwick

Foster, Stanley A., 90, of Tamarisk, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Epoch on Blackstone. He was the beloved husband of Bella (Woled) Foster for 64 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Harold and Rebecca (Schneider) Foster, he had lived in Cranston for 48 years before moving to Tamarisk. Stanley was a postal service employee and an interior designer for many years. He was a WW-II Army veteran serving in the European Theater. Stanley served as chairman of the Central High School Class of  ’41 Reunion Committee. He always enjoyed keeping contact with classmates as well as former Army buddies. He was a member of Temple Torat Yisrael and was a volunteer there. Having attended Pratt Institute, he possessed many artistic skills. He worked part-time designing store front displays for the former Susan’s Clothing Store on Hope St., Martin Barnes in Wayland Square and Murray’s Appliance Store. Stanley loved the arts. He was a great fan of film, opera, plays and music and a huge fan of Judy Garland and Barbara Streisand. He enjoyed watching tennis. Stanley was a veracious reader of fiction and was a frequent visitor at the William Hall Library in Edgewood. He enjoyed his New York Times crosswords and word scramblers. He was an avid knitter and hook rug artist. Devoted father of Harris Foster of Franklin Park, NJ and Jon Foster (Dianne Middlemiss) of Scituate. Dear brother of the late Frederick  and Ruth Lillian Foster. Loving grandfather of Hannah and Ari. Graveside funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. in LINCOLN PARK CEMETERY, 1469 Post Rd., Warwick with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215. Shiva will be observed at Tamarisk Assisted Living, 3 Shalom Dr., Warwick, Friday 2-4 p.m.


  1. Rozzy Davis Gabrilowitz
    May 16, 2014

    Dear Bella, So sorry to hear about Stanley. Please except my sympathy.

  2. Jon Foster
    May 16, 2014

    The great thing my Dad left to me was his example of being a very hard worker and a good provider. For so many years, he worked both a full and part time job so Mom could stay at home. He make sure his family had everything they needed. Family and friends who know me, understand the acorn did not fall far from that tree. He taught me well. You always talked with fond memories of your childhood pet. Now you can rest in peace, Dad , and I am sure “Chico” was waiting for you “on the other side.”



  3. Jack Cofer
    May 16, 2014

    My deepest condolences to the family. I did not know Mr. Foster, but his son, Jon, is a good friend of mine. He often mentioned his father fondly, and it is obvious from Jon’s character that Mr. Foster did an excellent job as a father. I lost my own father 25 years ago and my sister earlier this year, and while the pain never fully goes away, I am heartened by the fact that I will someday see them again. Mr. Foster may have passed from this earth, but you will all feel his loving embrace again.

  4. Donald and Elizabeth Middlemiss
    May 16, 2014

    To the Foster Family,
    Bella, Jon and Harris
    Our most sincere condolences on your loss.
    We have no words to express how deeply sorry we are to hear the sad news.
    The times we had spent with Stanley will forever be etched in our minds.
    All our Love, Thoughts, and Prayers are with you all.
    Donald and Elizabeth Middlemiss

  5. Jean Jones
    May 16, 2014

    So sorry for your loss. Jean Jones

  6. Derek and Linda Zisk
    May 17, 2014

    We are deeply sorry for your loss Jon and Diane, you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Donna & Pete Sousa
    May 17, 2014

    Jon and Diane,
    So sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Hopefully, memories of happier times will help you through this difficult time. Please know that we are thinking of you and hope in some small way it eases your sadness. Take care, Donna & Pete

  8. joann howard
    May 18, 2014

    Dear Jon & Diane,
    Our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your Father. We pray that your happy memories of him will help to console you during this difficult time.

    In love & sympathy,
    Joe & Jo Ann Howard

  9. Sandy & Charlie
    May 20, 2014

    Dear Jon &Diane,
    Our sincere condolences to hear about your loss. It is a difficult time when you experience one so close. We hope that you will remember all the good times you spent together while you father was with you.
    With great sympathy,
    Sandy & Charlie Brown

  10. Naomi Rubock
    Sep 1, 2014

    To Bella, Harris and Jon:
    I am so sorry for your loss. I just heard yesterday of Stanley’s passing. He was a wonderful man and friend (as was Bella) of my parents. Things in particular I remember about him was how he made made laugh, his love of music and his knitting. I am glad he, and all of you, were a part of my childhood. Again, our condolences.

    Love, Naomi

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