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Jacob “Jake” Andrew Foster, 92, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2012 at his home in Chicago, Illinois. He was born on January 14, 1920 in Baltimore, Maryland to John and Mary (Walters) Foster.
Jake grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Baltimore High School in Baltimore in 1937. After high school he attended university at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois where he received a degree in Accounting. He then began work for a large accounting firm as a auditor where he worked for 50 years.
Jake married Joan in 1945 in Chicago, Illinois. They were happily married for 66 years.
Jake was a member of St. David’s Lutheran Church and was very involved with the Rotary Club in Chicago. He enjoyed sailing, hiking, reading, watching football and spending time with his family. He also received a lifetime achievement award for his 50 years of volunteer work with the Rotary Club of Chicago.
Jake was preceded in death by his parents John and Mary Foster; his brothers Billy and David; his sister Joanne; and his son Frank (Mary) Foster.
Jake is survived by his spouse Joan of Chicago, Illinois; his son Frank (Julie) Foster of New York, NY; his daughter Susan (David) Rolland of Chicago, IL; his grandchildren Alexis, Robert and Dave, his great-grandchild Kim; and his loving nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives.
A memorial service will be held at Jackson and Smith Funeral Home, 5934 51st Avenue NE, Chicago, Illinois at 10:00 am on March 21, 2012. A visitation will be held at the Funeral Home’s Chapel at 6:00 – 8:00 pm on March 20, 2012. The family will be greeting friends and relatives at 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Burial will follow at Mountain View Heights Cemetery, 9384 West 12th Ave, Chicago, Illinois at 2:00 pm on March 12, 2012.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Rotary Club of Chicago, PO Box 555, 4929 East 15th Street, Chicago, IL 00000. Condolences may be left on Jake Foster’s online guest book at www.yourtribute.com.
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Updated: April 19, 2012