Don Eugene Foster, (70), of Boonsboro, MD, passed away on May 21, 2022 at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital surrounded by his loving family as they alternated crying and laughing over his life’s adventures and escapades.
Don Eugene Foster was born on July 20, 1951 in Washington, D.C. to Mr. Colemon & Mrs. Juanita Foster. He leaves behind his loving wife of 51 years, Helen E. Foster (Knuppel). A son, Don E. Foster (2nd) and wife, Erin Foster of Corvallis, MT. A daughter, Heidi E. Foster of Boonsboro, MD. A brother, Jimmy A. Foster of Colonial Beach, VA and a sister, Robbyn Lynch with her husband Paul Lynch of Ladysmith, VA. Five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews whom he loved and enjoyed playing music for. He also leaves behind the fast food industry, which he unofficially was the leading spokesman for until dietary restrictions forced him to consume proper meals.
In 1969, he received his High School Diploma from Bladensburg High and continued on to attend The University of Maryland. Don always claimed he had four majors but couldn't recall what they were. His family believes that they were fishing, music, movies and home improvement.
On November, 3, 1970,Don entered the United States Air Force and went on to earn the rank of sergeant. Don likely entered the Air Force so he wouldn't have to fight his four brothers over his crisp clean shirts and socks anymore. He also got some shiny new boots that would be great for stomping on his brother’s toes.
Don retired after serving 30 years with Verizon as a Systems Technician. He constantly reminded his family that he liked to “work hot”! He learned this technique in the Air Force while repairing a light in the operating room at the base hospital during an operation. This is likely how he lost most of his hair and what remained stood up straight.
Don enjoyed spending time taking his children to beaches, fishing, camping, walks around the C&O Canal, going to the movies to see bad horror or sci-fi movies, parks, zoos and anywhere other than “sitting around the house”. He always pushed his children to succeed but most importantly be happy with their lives.
He was preceded in death by his father, Colmon A. Foster of Columbus, GA, mother, Juanita Floyd of Ladysmith, VA, a brother Ted Jay Foster of Ladysmith, VA and a second brother, Colmon O. Foster of Mannasas, VA.
A family gathering over crab legs will occur at a later date per Don’s wishes. Don never wanted anyone to make a fuss over him and enjoyed giving all of his free time away to his friends and family. The family will be recording the stories so they can be submitted as new episodes for The Simpsons or Home Improvement. The family requests that in lieu of donations, please send about 500 people who are in need of screwdrivers, drills, drill bits, sunglasses, hats, pocket knives, and other useless junk that the family is digging through.