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Edward Joseph Foster

August 3, 1926 ~ July 17, 2018 (age 91)

Edward J. Foster, 91, a longtime resident of Belford, peacefully passed away Tuesday, July 17th,  with his family by his side at home. Edward was born and raised in New York, a son of the late Frances and William  Foster. He lived in Greenwich Village prior to moving to Belford in 1957. In recent years, he and his wife moved in with their daughter in Leonardo. Edward proudly served his country in the Navy during WWII. He was a truck driver with Carolina Trucking in Brooklyn. for many years. Even when Edward was not touring the country in his truck, he enjoyed traveling. He and his wife Ethel enjoyed cruises and trips to Atlantic City together. Edward was a parishioner of St. Mary's Parish.
> Edward was predeceased by his beloved wife of 60 years, Ethel Foster, in 2008. He was also predeceased by their son Edward, grandson Matthew Phillips, granddaughter Caitlin O'Conner Engelman along with his  his sisters Catherine Furia and Ruth Sanchez . Edward is survived by three daughters, Ethel Gardner, of Leonardo; Linda Engelmann Eager, of Lakewood; Denise Phillips Manier, of Leonardo; and his son Nicholas Foster, of Middletown. He also leaves behind 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren
>   Friends and relatives may pay their respects Friday from 3-7 pm and Saturday from 9-10 am just prior to the funeral service at Scott & Kedz Home for Funerals, 153 Church St., Belford. The burial and committal will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery

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