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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.