Charles H. Foster

January 29, 1919 - July 2, 2013

01/29/1919 - 07/02/2013

Charles “Chuck” Foster, 94, of Flushing, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013. He was born January 29, 1919. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, his loving wife, Sara, companion, Beulah Hall, grandsons, Greggory Franz and Luke Foster.
Chuck earned a degree in Commercial Art from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He then served four years in the US Army during WWII in Europe and North Africa. Chuck was held as a prisoner of war in Germany for twenty-seven months. His employment included: Assistant Supt.for Cross Creek Coal Company, Owner/Operator of Foster’s Frozen Food Lockers, retired from Consolidations Coal Company after working as a United Mine Worker and later as a safety supervisor.
Chuck served as a teacher, Sunday School Supt. and Elder of Flushing Presbyterian Church. He later was a teacher, Sunday School Supt., youth director, Deacon and Elder of Flushing Christian Church. Chuck was a President of St. Clairsville Presbyterian Synod Men’s Fellowship.
Chuck was a past Master of Flushing Lodge #298 F&AM and past Patron of Flushing Chapter 369 O.E.S. and 32nd degree Mason.
Chuck served as chairman of Flushing Improvement Association, President of Flushing Rotary and Rueitan Clubs. He served on and was president of Flushing Local and Union Local Boards of Education.
Chuck received Camper Emeritus status from Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District Board of Directors.
Surviving are daughters; Margie Mike Suponic, Janie Tim Witchey and Donna Franz, sons: Kent, Mark Joni and Jeff Norman, grandchildren: Gabe and Jeremy Hays, Rebecca Terlesky, Travis and Trevor Witchey, Mandy Myers, Jacob Moore, Kelli Franz and eleven great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received Sunday from 2 PM until the time of the service at 3:30 PM, officiated by Dr. Tony Robbins, at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory, 204 West Main Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950. Military services will be conducted prior to the service, at 3:15 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, Alzheimer’s Association or Paralyzed Veterans of America.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Christy Kanz
7 years ago

Donna, Kelli and family,

What a sweet man Pap was. We know how much he will be missed by so many. Please know you are all in our prayers.


Gayle, Christy, Keith and Cory Kanz

Kim Duff
7 years ago

Donna, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I am glad you got to spend the time you did with your dad, all of your memories of your dad will be precious but those momories will be more precious. Love you, Kim

7 years ago

I just read about Chuck’s passing. He worked with my Grandfather Charlie Harrah at Consolidated Coal and was one of my father’s Ted Simpson favorite campers. He was a great man and I am sure he will be greatly missed by all of his family. My condolences to his family; I am sure he is now in a better place.

angie rodriguez
7 years ago

I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope you will gain comfort from God’s sure promise to end death and sorrow. Rev. 21:4 And through the many memories shared among family and friends. Please know my sympathies are with you during this difficult time

Ron morgan
7 years ago


My sympathy and condolences to the family. May you find peace and comfort in God at this time of sorrow.

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard Ride Captain
7 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time. May you come to know that the love of God is always with you. May your memories of Charles give you peace, comfort and strength…

Charles H. Foster is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

Amy Saffell-Harkins
7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have lots of great memories of your Dad’s Sunday School Classes and all of the Youth Group Outings. He was a special man who shared a lot with the youth in Flushing. May you hold your memories close to your heart during this time.

Dianne & Blake Harrison
7 years ago

Our prayers are with your family and hopes that the memories you shared will give you times of peace. He was here and left his mark on all he met. Love Di

Sheryl Keener
7 years ago

The heavens are receiving a wonderful man. I have many wonderful memories of a great man.

Gina Ferri
7 years ago

To Chuck’s wonderful family: Your father will be so sadly missed by all of the staff and campers at Tappan Lake Park. His award from MWCD was so well deserved. He will always have a special place at Tappan and in my heart. Such a sweetheart. Everytime he stopped in the office – always gave me a big hug and kiss. Many thoughts and prayers to all of you.

Gina Ferri

The Weaver Family
7 years ago

To the Witchey Family, re: Travis and Erin.

I pray for a peace beyond all understanding for you at this time. While I did not know Charles Foster, I do know that you speak highly of him and with lots of love, respect, and admiration. Anyone who has been given so much honor has obviously earned it and must have been a true hero among men. I am only sorry I was not blessed enough to have known him myself.

Please know we are here for you, and if you need anything, dont hesitate to ask. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you.

Melissa Shallcross
7 years ago

We are very sorry for your loss! “Pap” was a wonderful man! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers! Love you!

Melissa and Adam Shallcross

Candy & Carl Crone
7 years ago

Your Dad, your Pap – left such a wonderful legacy…his family.. I am so blessed to have you in my life – am thankful your lives were molded by such a great man. I am so sorry for your loss. Find comfort in knowing he’s kickin’ up his heels on Heaven’s dance floor with your Mom now! The Lord has called one of His best on earth Home.

Jean & Everett
7 years ago

Your whole family is in our Prayers. Our families go back along way with many good memories. Sara and Chuck were Special People, your Mom had a great laugh.

They are together again and Happy.