Thomas E. Foster, 84, passed away 12:48 am, Friday, June 28, 2019 at his residence.
Born in East Alton on August 4, 1934, he was the son of Jabe and Bessie (Miles) Foster.
A Korean War navy veteran, he served on the USS Roosevelt and USS Intrepid. He retired a clerk for the United States Postal Service in East Alton. He became a union truck driver before retiring a second time.
On October 13, 1955 in Wood River, he married Mary Jane Harrop. She died January 19, 2015.
Surviving are a son, Doug (Trudy) Foster of Meadowbrook; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a brother, Al Foster of Omaha, NE.
His parents; wife; sister, Mary Laster; great grandson, James Foster; and daughter-in-law, Debbie Foster preceded in death.
His body was gifted to Washington University School of Medicine.
Memorials may be made in his honor to the Meadowbrook Volunteer Fire Department or American Cancer Society.
Marks Mortuary in Wood River was in charge of arrangements.