On the evening of August 15, 2014, Lawrence (Larry) Deneen Foster passed away at his home on Keuka Lake in the loving care of his family and friends.
On the evening of August 15, 2014, Lawrence (Larry) Deneen Foster passed away at his home on Keuka Lake in the loving care of his family and friends. He leaves behind his wife and love of his life, Carole Silvernail Foster; sister, Patricia Clarke (Harlow Stryker) of Bath; sister-in-law, Shirley Foster of North Richland Hills,Tx; children, Michele Foster Swatek of Venice, Fl; Sara Foster Barone (Stephen) of Lyons, Colorado; Laurie Beebe(Lindsay) and L. Martin Foster(Tammy) of Bath; Fordyce F. Foster(Lynn) of Albany, NY; Grandchildren, Ansel, Berit, Chloe, Henry, Georgia, Allyson, Gregory, Christopher, Kristi, Matt, Jeffrey, Bonnie, Dayna, Danielle and Cole; brother-in-law, Glenn Silvernail of Bath; friend and former brother in law Bill Clarke; neighbor and walking buddy, Niel (Nello) Bianco, as well as cousins, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents; brother John Foster; sister-in-law Shirley Buck (Jim), and brother-in-law Carl Silvernail (Janet). Larry was born November 30, 1932 in Corning, New York to Katherine Deneen and Fordyce L. Foster. Larry grew up and lived in the Hammondsport/ Bath area most of his life. He attended Peddie Prep School, graduated from Haverling High School and attended Syracuse University before he was drafted into the army and served as a medic in the Korean War. Following the military he returned to the Bath/Hammondsport area and worked for Steuben County in numerous departments (highway, probation, social services) until his retirement. He contributed his strong sense of ethics to his father, his loving nature to his mother and his love of reading to his grandmother. Larry loved his family, music, cars and sports. His sense of humor, singing and whistling will live on with us forever. He was a wonderful listener, mediator, counselor and confidant to all who knew him. Friends may call Friday August 29 from 4-6pm at the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday August 30 at 11am at St. John Vianney Parish, Shether Street in Hammondsport light refreshment will be serviced after the Mass in the church basement. Interment with Military Honors will be at 2pm at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hammondsport Beautification Committee, P.O. Box 754 or Care First Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, N.Y. 14840.