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William S. Foster Sr. of Williamsville, a retired Internal Revenue Service employee, died Friday (Sept. 17, 1999) in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. He was 89.

The Red Creek native was a graduate of Syracuse University and taught for eight years at Cassadaga Valley Central School in Chautauqua County.

He worked 30 years for the federal government, first with the Veterans Administration and later as facilities manager with the IRS, from which he retired in 1973.

He served with the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946, attaining the rank of captain. He then joined the Army Reserve and retired in 1963 as a lieutenant colonel.

An avid sportsman, he was a member of the Alden Rod and Gun Club for 30 years. He was president for four years and director for 20 years. A trap and skeet shooter, he participated in many leagues in Erie County and the Southtowns.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, the former Margaret Squier; a daughter, Judith Snyder of Sterling; a son, William S. Jr. of Newstead; two sisters, Phyllis Pond of Zephyr Hills, Fla., and Joyce Loomis of Harrisburg, Pa.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be scheduled in Red Creek. Burial will be in Springbrook Cemetery, Fair Haven.


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