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Johnnie Foster

Born: Mon., Sep. 3, 1945
Died: Thu., Oct. 25, 2012


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 29, 2012
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 29, 2012
Location: Youngsville Location

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Oct. 30, 2012
Location: McKinney Funeral Homes

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Johnnie Foster, 67, of Pittsfield, PA, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2012,  at the Rouse Warren County Home in Youngsville.  He was born in Charleston, West Virginia,  on September 3, 1945, a son of the late Artie M. (Hancock) and Orrin M. Foster.

He served in the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam War Era.  He was employed in the Crankshaft Division and Boring Division at Ellwood National Forge and also at the former National Forge Company  where he worked for 45 years total.  He was a member of the Halgren-Wilcox Post #658 of the  American Legion in Youngsville.   He loved hunting and fishing.

He was the husband of Mable J. (Pugh) Foster. whom he married June 21, 1969 at Mission Covenant Church in Sugar Grove, Pa.  In addition to his wife, he is  survived by  his  3 sons, Johnnie (Belinda) Foster, of Alaska;  Mark  A. Foster, of Pennsylvania;  James Foster, of Ohio;  4 sisters, Linda (Rex) Batten, of Virginia;  Darlene (Lee) Cottrell, of West Virginia;  Donna ( Josh ) Guy, of West Virginia;  Carol  Harris, of Virginia; 2 brothers,   Billy (Gayle) Foster, of West Virginia and  Emmett (Jewel) Foster, of West Virginia,  7 grandchildren, Zachary, Caitlin Rose, Mason, Faith, Hope, Charity, and Libby and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles,  and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother,  Orrin Keith Foster and one sister, Betty Anne Barton.

Friends will be received Monday 2-4 & 6-8 pm  at McKinney Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Inc., 54 West Main St. in Youngsville where a funeral service will be held  at the funeral home at 11 am  on Tuesday, October 30, 2012  with Rev. Ralph Culp, pastor of Grand Valley United Methodist church officiating.  Graveside services will follow immediately at  Riverside Cemetery in Pittsfield, Pa., where full military honors will be presented by the Halgren-Wilcox Post of the American Legion.

The family suggests those wishing to place memorials may do so for veterans medical care at Warren County Veteran's Emergency Fund, 204 Fourth Avenue, Warren, Pa. 16365. Family and friends may order flowers, sign the on-line guestbook or send an e-condolence at www.mckinneyfuneral.com

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Darlene Cottrell
   Posted Sat October 27, 2012
Thoughts, Love and Prayers to Mable, John Jr, Mark and Jimmy. What can I say about this great guy? That he was dedicated to his family, he was a kind and gentle man, his sense of humor was amazing, he had a smile and kind word for everyone, his loss will be felt forever. I''m so grateful he was a part of my life. I will so miss his visits and weekend phone calls. I wish I had better words for this tribute is much to simple for this special man. Love and Miss you forever my dear brother, your sis Darlene

Danny and Karen S Jarvis
   Posted Sat October 27, 2012
We are so sorry of the passing of a good and dear friend. We will surely miss Johnny and his visits to WV. We are so glad he came to see us the last time he came down. I know we will meet again in Heaven when the Good Lord calls us home. Love to all the Family.

Paula Miller
   Posted Sat October 27, 2012
I wish I had words to lighten your agony, but sometimes words are not enough. Uncle John's passing away has left a great void in all our lives.

Please accept our deepest condolences on your loss
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love You All Very Much

Elliott Taylor
   Posted Sat October 27, 2012
Jimmy & Family
I am so sorry to hear of your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers, if i can do anything for you please do not hesitate to let me know.

Elliott Taylor
- Cleveland, Ohio

Linda Batten
   Posted Sat October 27, 2012
Our prayers go out to Mable, John Jr., Mark, Jimmy, and Blue. I was honored to call this great man my brother. He always had a smiling face and a joke to tell. I enjoyed my times in West Virginia with him and the talks on the phone. I will always remember John and I walking across the hill to catch the bus and him reciting the Declaration of Independence to me. I should know it by heart now because of him. I don''t know how we''ll go on without you Johnny, but we''ll meet again someday. At least you''re with Mom, Dad, Betty, Keith, my Tammy and Carol''s Merle. Tell them we all love and miss them too. Heavens gain, our loss. We will miss and love you forever brother. XOXO. Love your sister, Linda.

Sierra Haynes
   Posted Sat October 27, 2012
My prayers are with Mable, John Jr., Mark, Jimmy, Blue, and the rest of Uncle Johnny's family. I didn't get to see Uncle Johnny very much, but the times I did I will never forget. He always was smiling, telling jokes and a very loving person all around. I remember sitting around Aunt Darlene's kitchen table drinking coffee, eating cake, and just talking. Also, I remember us sitting in the living room watching movies like "Wrong Turn" because Uncle Johnny loved that movie. Though at that time, I was too scared to watch it....but Uncle Johnny wasn't! I have one picture of Uncle Johnny and I the last time we were together. I will forever cherish it. I love you Uncle Johnny and I will miss you forver as well. I know my Mom is glad to have her Uncle in Heaven with her now. XOXO. Your niece, Sierra.

   Posted Sat October 27, 2012
Johnny was a kind and gentle man. My heart is full of memories from childhood and also of the times we all went hunting and fishing. Johnny was a patriot and a veteran of the Navy. He had great pride in his military service and we use to have many conversations regarding those days when we both served. I will miss the jokes and your smile. I will miss the phone calls and conversations we have had over the years. Johnny was proud of his family and married the only woman he ever loved, Mable. He loved his boys and talked about them with pride. I love you brother, life just won't be the same without you in it. Love, Emmett

Billy Foster
   Posted Sat October 27, 2012
i would first like to send my condolences to mable and the boys well want can i say about my brother he had a amazeing smile and i was always excited to go to lee and darlenes when he would come in we always had a great time sitting around telling hunting story drinking coffee and enjoying each others company i will for every miss those times and i will always remember when we were kids and we would walk over the hill to the one room school house this world will never the same with out you johnny but you will always be in my heart love you brother.

Ron Dupal
   Posted Sat October 27, 2012
My heart goes out to you and your family! If you need anything please let me know! May your father rest in peace!

Liz Welsh
   Posted Sat October 27, 2012
Nothing you say can ease the pain over the loss of a love one. John was a cousin to me I always remember the fun times we had at our aunt glady's house. So kind to everyone. I got to visit with him a few years ago at Darlene's and so wonderful to see him again. PRAYERS are to you Mable and your children he'll be missed. No more pain Johnny rest in peace.

   Posted Sun October 28, 2012
Aunt Mable, John Jr., Mark and Jimmy, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I only have fond memories of a great man. I can still hear his laugh and see his smile. As a child growing up, Uncle Johnny was always kind and caring towards me and my siblings. I will never forget him. May God hold your hands through this hard time. Love Doll

Timothy G. Foster
   Posted Sun October 28, 2012
Aunt Mab, Johnny, Mark, and Jimmy, I am so sorry for you, Loveing Husband, Loveing Father, an I know that you all miss him so much, as all of the Family do, Loveing Brother, Loveing Cousin, Loveing Uncle, He will be missed so much by all the Hearts he touched over the Years, I always Loved to see Uncle Johnny an Aunt Mab, and the Boys come down when we all got together, Uncle Johnny was a Great Man, He knew just how to make you feel good, and knowed how to put a Smile on your face, with Love and laughter, Aunt Mab, Boy`s, you are in our Hearts and our prayers as is Uncle Johnny, Love You Uncle Johnny, Tim.

Tammy Russ Maybush
   Posted Sun October 28, 2012
My heart goes out to all of u. Uncle Johnny will b so missed and he was very loved I have a lot of child memory''s of my Aunt Mable n Uncle Johnny. I like I said Aunt Mable u r a wonderful lady without u Uncle Johnny wouldn''t of been with us as long as he
Was and I love u so much for that.I hope u find peace n the lord wraps u n his love n guidens. U n ur son''s (my cousins) are n my prayers n thoughts I love u all xoxo.

Marie {Harkins] McMillen
   Posted Mon October 29, 2012
Mable my love, thoughts and prayers are with you, Johnnie, Mark, Jimmy and their familys . As Johnnie rest in Gods hands may he hold you all close and comfort you . Love you ~ hugs Marie

Christopher Barton
   Posted Mon October 29, 2012
My deepest sympathy with much sorrow to Mable, Jimmy, Mark, and John during this difficult time. The loss of Johnnie has cut us all so very deeply that only his memory can sustain us now. That and the hope we share that we will be together again one day. His smile and laugh were contagious and could just pick you up no matter what. This is proof of a man who knew how to live life and put family first. I will love and miss him as family, honor and respect him as a patriot, and continue to try and emulate him as a model for a life worth living well.

Lee Cottrell
   Posted Mon October 29, 2012
RIP My old squirrel hunting buddy...I''''ll miss you.....

Barbara Bennett
   Posted Tue October 30, 2012
Mable and sons, My thoughts and prayers are with you. May the Lord surround you with His love.

Beth Pearson Rabon
   Posted Wed October 31, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about Johnny. I remember him being funny and I loved visiting the family when growing up. My Mom looked forward to his Christmas Card every year because his card was the first she would receive. She missed them when he stopped sending them and would tell me every year "I didn't get my Christmas card this year from Johnny I think he is sick". My God be with each and everyone of you.

Cousin Beth Pearson Rabon

Donna Guy
   Posted Thu November 01, 2012
I was so proud to call Johnnie my brother.I will love and miss him always. Johnnie gave me my nick name when I was little it was Cakey. When I was little I would set with my coat and boots all day waiting for Johnnie to come from school and he would take with him to feed the cows. I well see you again in haven. I LOVE YOU YOUR SISTER DONNA.

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