Allen R. Foster - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Allen R. Foster

September 6, 1938 - October 6, 2019

          Allen R. Foster, age 81, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019.

          Born in Pennsauken, NJ on September 6, 1938, he was a son of the late Frederick Foster and Adelelne (Winterbourne) Gray.  In his youth, Allen delivered newspapers around Newark.  He proudly served his country as a sergeant in the Army Reserve.  Allen worked for DuPont in the Newark branch and prior to that worked at Newark Cleaners and was a surveyor for the City of Newark.  Following his work in Newark, he was a supervisor for the Farris School for Boys in New Castle.  After retirement, he enjoyed his time as a crossing guard for New Castle County.

          In addition to his parents, Allen was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen K. Foster; and step-father, Early Gray.  He is survived by his son, Sean M. Foster (Michelle); siblings, Robert Fredrick Foster, Adelene (Foster) Robinson, Jane (Foster) Holden, Ralph Foster, Hazel (Foster) Immediato (Richard), Mary (Foster) Conway and  Richard Foster (Karen); grandchildren, Jillian M. Foster, Cavan A. Conway and Arlee M. Conway; as well as many nieces and nephews.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Monday, October 14, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE.  Services and entombment will be held privately in All Saints Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

          In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Allen’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.


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  • Uncle Allen will be missed but never forgotten and someday we will meet him again in Glory. I wish I could have seen the smile on Nanny’s face when she welcomed him home. Love and prayers to my cousin Sean, my mother Hazel, and all the family as we mourn this great loss. May Jesus be our comfort. ~Paula

  • So sad to learn that Uncle Allen has left life on earth. So hard to imagine that he was sick. He looked great a few months ago. He will be missed. Donna Weber (Ralph’s daughter)


  • Allen was my supervisor at the DuPont Pipe Plant in Newark, De. He treated everyone the same on his shift. What a great boss to work for.
    Rest in peace Allen…….

  • Losing a best friend is painful but I was blessed to have you in my life for more than 12 years. Our shared moments and wonderful memories will last my lifetime. I have experienced a great loss and will miss you terribly.

  • Our Dearest Uncle Allen. I wish I knew about his passing sooner. My deepest condolences to all the family. I’m glad I had a brief chance to see him, and am sure he’s with brothers and sisters in heaven. Peace.

  • Alan Foster was a Prince. Just a wonderful human being who was a close friend and someone I sorely miss. I have thought of him often over the years, and have many hilarious and fond stories of those good old days of our youth. I regret not having kept in touch with him over the years, but I suppose life absorbs us all and time moves on too fast to keep up. We took a great trip across the USA in his pride and joy 1956 Chevy convertible, back in the early sixties (’63, I think it was). Newark, to Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. I was an immature mess in those days, and frankly, I don’t know how he put up with me.
    And I am very proud that whoever selected the photos, included me in two of them. The one of Allen, Dick Ely, and myself was taken in the Hawaiian Room of the Hotel Lexington where we stayed. That must’ve been 1961, ’cause the 3 of us worked together at the Biochemical Research Foundation that summer. The other photo was of me—someone must have thought it was Allen, but he took it—sitting alone on a wall, that was overlooking the Grand Canyon, black cowboy hat on. Whoever did it, I thank you, I am mighty proud to have been included twice in your Allen Foster tribute.
    I think it was Wayne Holmquist who told me that Allen turned quite religious as he got older. Delighted to hear that. Because he deserves a special place up there in heaven. He made a lot of people happy while he was down here.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you my old friend. PT