Peter A. Foster, 83, of Red Bank, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 24.
Peter is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Marie (nee DePonte), his three daughters, Karen Foster, Kim McKenna and her husband Richard, Susan Foster and Mark Skove, and two grandchildren, Katelyn and Kyle McKenna. Peter was predeceased by his sister, Jean Weatherly. He will also be missed by his sisters and brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews and extended family members. Peter was also cared for most recently by some very special health care workers who Pete and his family are very grateful to for their compassion and care.
Peter was born in Bayonne, but was a lifelong resident of Red Bank. He graduated from Red Bank High School in 1950. As a star basketball player for the Red Bank High basketball team, he became known as “Pistol Pete.” Peter attended Muhlenberg College and Villanova on basketball scholarships. He was on active duty in the US Navy from 1952 to 1954. Pete was a “people person” working successfully in sales most of his career as Sales Manager for Shore Point Distributors formerly in Little Silver.
He was an avid Giants football fan and loved following any and all high school and college sports especially when his grandchildren were involved. He loved the beach, walking, reading and eating his wife’s Italian cooking. He was also so fortunate to have several longtime friends known as the “lunch bunch” and enjoyed laughing and telling stories with them many afternoons. Above all, Pete loved spending time with his family. He was adored by his wife, daughters and as Pop Pop, his grandchildren were his pride and joy!
Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank, was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made in Peter’s memory to the Amyloidosis Foundation, 7151 N. Main St, Suite 2, Clarkston, MI 48345 or online at www.amyloidosis.org.
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