Guest Book for William H. Foster

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Larry Steele

I'm very sorry for your loss.


This is the first time I have ever sent an internet condolence and I have no clue what protocals Emily Post would offer should she still be here.... So I bumble on to say this is a great picture of Bill -- he is smiling ofcourse and clearly THINKING! Loving of family/friendly to all/contemplative/creative artist.... that's how I remember Bill......Sympathies to all his family

Carole Kidder

Dear Becky, Chris, and Ken, My deep sympathy in the recent loss of your dad, Bill. It is rough to lose both mom and dad in less than a year. They were a happy pair and friendly and loved members of the community and the Lock Haven University family. As personal friends, I appreciated both of them. You will miss them, I know, but remember their love and laughter. All the best to all of you. Love, Carole Kidder

Beverly A. Hunter

Dear Becky, Chris, and Ken, I was your babysitter for many years. I have such fond memories of you three kids as well as both your parents. Becky, you were the flower girl in my wedding. You are a special family. I am so sorry to learn of the death of your dad. Now you will have to lean on each other as well as the Lord. Blessings to you all, Beverly Hastings Hunter

Ray Allen

I sned kindest regards to Bill's family and very many friends. Like so many, I have fond memories of Intro to Art at LHU. Bill had a special enthusiasm for what he was doing that we will never forget.


Posted by: Rich Clements
Thu October 24, 2013
I was an art student of Mr. Foster's from approximately 1991-1993 at Lock Haven University and am happy and honored to say that this man taught me how to paint.  It saddens me to hear of his passing today.  I can still hear his infectious laugh and refer to my own male friends sometimes as "lad."  (Those who knew him well will know what I am talking about.)  I owe Mr. Foster a great debt as my art teacher.  You see, his inspiration motivated me to improve my work with each piece and his techniques have taken me to where I am today.  Although I am not quite a full-time artist, the tools he instilled in me gave me an opportunity to have my own art shows and do commission work for a variety of clients and institutions.  Every time I slap paint on that canvas, I think of Mr. Foster, his approach to his students and to the world of fine art.  The sweet smell of his pipe and that laugh seemed to permeate throughout the entire art department and put everyone at ease.  

Mr. Foster, thank you.  You have given me more than you will ever know.  I hope they allowed you to take that pipe up to Heaven with you.  

God Bless,
-Rich Clements LHU Class of '93