Carl A. Foster, 84, died Thursday, September 29, 2021, at his daughter’s home, with his girls by his side.
He was born December 19, 1936, to Dorothy and Alfred Foster in Aurelius, New York, the third eldest of ten children. Carl attended a one-room schoolhouse on the corner of Blanchard and Clark Street Roads until transferring to Union Springs Central School District in 6th grade to finish his formal education.
Always a car enthusiast, Carl began tinkering with vehicles in his teens. He was a self-employed auto-mechanic at Foster’s Midway Garage until retiring in the early 1990’s. After closing shop, he went on to work as a mechanic and greens-keeper at Cranebrook Golf Course. He was a former member and Chief of the Aurelius Fire Department and was honored for his many years of service.
Carl is survived by his daughters, Darcelle Foster and Kathleen Connell; sister Beverly Short; brothers Boyd (Patti), Rodney (Marilyn), Rodger and Craig (Debbie) Foster; and the light of his life for the last 15 years, his grand-daughter Allison Clark.
Besides his parents, Carl was predeceased by his sister, Eleanor Power, and brothers Ralph, Donald, and Stewart.
At Carl’s request, there will be no calling hours. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Local arrangements are through The Cheche Funeral Home Inc., 1778 Clark Street, Auburn, New York, 13021
Donations may be made to Aurelius Fire Department or Hospice of Central New York & of the Finger Lakes.
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