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Althea Eleanor Foster

October 13, 1926 January 16, 2019
Althea   Eleanor   Foster
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Obituary for Althea Eleanor Foster

She was born Althea Eleanor Wise on October 13, 1926, to Clarence and Johnnel Kitchins-Wise. She was the baby girl of the family and thoroughly enjoyed that distinction.             

After completing school, she went on to enjoy a long career at the New York Telephone Company. She started as a telephone operator alongside Edna Green, who would become one of her dearest friends. Ultimately, she went on to become an administrative secretary.                

She met and married her sweetheart Theodore Wellington Foster in 1961; they eventually moved to the house where she lived with Theodore ‘s children Alan, Diane and her beloved Doberman-Pincher “Tempo.” Theodore was a city bus driver and Althea went on to work at Citibank where she eventually retired. Sadly, Theodore passed away in 2009.                               

Althea had many loving friendships and was known for her giving nature and kind spirit, but she never minced words and you did not want to piss her off. She was never one to stay home and was ALWAYS on the go, so much so that she was affectionally dubbed “the road runner” by her dear friend and long-time neighbor Vickie.

She would love to pick up friends to go to church, brunch or just take them over to her house for a leisurely afternoon and then take them back home. Althea was an active member in her church Ebenezer Baptist, and well known and loved by her church family.

Sadly, medical and ambulatory issues precluded her from attending church the last several years, but she remembered her church family and they remembered and would check on her.             

She leaves to cherish fond memories nieces, nephew, God-son, and God-daughters. We miss her dearly but find comfort in the knowledge that God has “got this” and will carry her from here.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

22

Jan

9:00 AM 1/22/2019 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 1/22/2019 10:00:00 AM
Ebenezer Baptist Church

36-12 Prince Street
Flushing, New York 11354

Ebenezer Baptist Church
36-12 Prince Street Flushing 11354 New York
United States

Funeral

Tuesday

22

Jan

10:00 AM 1/22/2019 10:00:00 AM
Ebenezer Baptist Church

36-12 Prince Street
Flushing, New York 11354

Ebenezer Baptist Church
36-12 Prince Street Flushing 11354 New York
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Nassau Knolls Cemetery Final Resting Place

500 Port Washington Blvd
Port Washington, NY 11050

500 Port Washington Blvd Port Washington 11050 NY
United States
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