Robert Foster Obituary (1950 – 2021) – Auburn, NY

Robert C. Foster

Apr. 23, 1950 – Apr. 9, 2021

PENN YAN – Robert C. Foster, 70, of Penn Yan, handed absent Friday, April 9, 2021 at Powerful Memorial Healthcare facility in Rochester. Bob was born on April 23, 1950 to Robert and Alice (O’Brien) Foster of Auburn, and was the oldest of their five young children.

He grew up in a devout Irish Catholic relatives, who instilled in him the great importance of faith and loved ones. Bob’s childhood Anna Street residence – designed by his good-grandfather William Shaw – was a happy gathering position for family members, pals, and neighbors. Sunday evening dinners had been put in crowded about the dining place table, making the most of very good food items and energetic dialogue.

Escalating up, Bob enjoyed participating in baseball. In 1960, he pitched his All-Star Staff to the town league championship. He liked swimming in the relatives pool and biking. He also discovered how to perform golf at an early age, a activity that he enjoyed all over his lifetime.

Bob was a graduate of St. Alphonsus Faculty and Mt. Carmel Large School in Auburn, Le Moyne College or university, and Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Legislation.

After graduating from law university, Bob served as a regulation clerk in Rochester for then Condition Supreme Courtroom Justice Robert Wagner. He then came to Penn Yan, where by he started training regulation with Donald Schneider in September 1977. At numerous factors throughout his early career, he served as the Assistant Community Defender and the Assistant District Lawyer for Yates County, the Yates County Attorney, as very well as the Attorney for the Towns of Starkey and Barrington. He also served as the Attorney for the Town of Milo – a situation that he held for above forty yrs prior to stepping down this earlier tumble. He was a former Director of the Yates County Legal Guidance Corp., a former President of the Yates County Bar Association, and a previous member of the Penn Yan Lions Club. In April 1982, Bob and Don shaped the legislation partnership Schneider & Foster. Bob opened his possess private law observe in 1993.

Bob really savored training regulation. He centered his private exercise on true estate, trusts and estates, elder regulation, wills, and municipal operate. He was devoted to his follow, and to the many clients he served around the 44 decades he practiced law in Penn Yan, doing work suitable up until finally his loss of life.

On October 25, 1986, Bob and Carolyn Sheridan of Penn Yan had been married in St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Together, they raised a few kids: Kara, Megan, and John. Final July, they welcomed their very first grandchild, Graham Robert Barkley, lovingly named after his grandfather.

Bob most liked time invested with his relatives and with his prolonged family in Auburn. Highway trips to Cape Cod, Myrtle Seashore, Lake Placid, Pittsburgh, and New York Metropolis gave him excellent satisfaction, and were crammed with banter, coolers packed with egg salad sandwiches and cookies, and stops at most loved restaurants.

His relatives cherished his self-assured, calm, and constant methods, as perfectly as his dry perception of humor. Two of his constant companions were the family’s black labs, Jake and Rory, who had been often keen to greet him at the doorway.

Bob’s Catholic religion was extremely significant to him, and loved ones outings normally provided likely to each day Mass. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

In June 2011, right after six many years of dialysis, Bob grew to become the recipient of a kidney transplant as a result of Donate Life at Powerful Memorial Hospital. That present of lifestyle from an anonymous donor enabled Bob to live a usual lifestyle yet again – for approximately 10 yrs – till it was necessary for him to start off receiving dialysis once more in November 2020. Both Bob and his family are eternally grateful for that important gift.

In spite of the wellness difficulties he confronted in recent decades, Bob under no circumstances enable individuals difficulties determine him. He moved via his everyday living with a grace, willpower, and feeling of practicality that is definitely exemplary, getting no matter what playing cards he was dealt in stride, shouldering by way of challenging instances with no grievance, and constantly acquiring humor alongside the way. He liked his relatives deeply, and his family members deeply beloved him. The tranquil courage, energy, and tenacity with which he lived his lifetime have been an inspiration for us all.

Surviving him, aside from his wife, Carolyn are two daughters: Kara Foster of Raleigh NC, and Megan (Ryan) Barkley of Rochester NY and one particular son, John Foster, of Pittsburgh PA one grandson, Graham Barkley one particular brother, William Foster, of Syracuse a few sisters: Mary (William) Rowe, Cheryl Foster, and Laura (Douglas) Cuthbert, all of Auburn NY sisters-and brothers-in-legislation: Pamela Sheridan and George Sexton of Philadelphia and Penn Yan, J. Michael Sheridan of Newtown Sq., PA, Frank and Nancy Adonnino of Geneseo, NY, Patrick and Kathleen Ross of Port Charlotte, FL, Peter Sheridan of Philadelphia, PA, and Andrew Sheridan of Chester Springs, PA numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his moms and dads, Bob and Alice Foster his in-legal guidelines, John and Polly Sheridan and just one cousin, Barbara (Bonnie) Dellostritto of Auburn.

Contacting several hours will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 15, 2021 at St. Michael’s Church, Penn Yan followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. The Rev. Louis A. Vasile of Auburn will be the celebrant. Interment will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Penn Yan.

All COVID-19 safeguards – which include masks and social distancing – will be needed.

In lieu of flowers, be sure to contemplate building memorial donations to St. Michael’s Church, 312 Liberty St., Penn Yan, NY or St. Michael’s University, 214 Keuka St., Penn Yan, NY.

Preparations are getting taken care of by Farrell’s Funeral Providers, Auburn, NY.

Printed by The Citizen on Apr. 13, 2021.