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Elmer Foster

Elmer Foster

May 2, 1932 - Dec 2, 2022

Elmer Foster - Obituary


lmer “Pop” Foster, age 90, a longtime resident of Davidsonville, MD died peacefully at his home after a 2 year struggle with cancer. Born on May 2, 1932 in McCreary, KY, to the late Roy and Fannie Foster, Elmer spent the first seventeen years of his life in Kentucky and Tennessee before moving to Maryland. He worked as a tree trimmer with Asplundh Tree Experts, retiring after more than 44 years on the job. He was a former member of Foster Cross Road Baptist Church and he enjoyed tree trimming, auctions, gardening, hunting and spending time with his family. Elmer was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Shirley A. Foster and his siblings, Arvil and Voward Foster, Katherine Dolan and Elsie San Nicolas. He is survived by his children, Gail (Art) Dittmar of Pasadena, MD, Nancy (Brett) Ochiltree of Severna Park, MD, Glenn (Rhonda) Foster of Edgewater, MD, R. Dale (Sally) Foster of Centreville, MD and Ronnie Foster of Davidsonville, MD; his sisters, Cornelia Largent of Florence, SC and Dottie Britton of Annapolis, MD; his grandchildren, Glenn “Duke” Foster, Jr., Justin Foster, Tyler Ladd, Paxton and Griffen Ochiltree, Michael Hirschbock, Jeremy Gunther, Tyler Zarcone, Heather (Matt) Cook, Taylor and Coral Dittmar and his great-grandchildren, Landon and Abby Cook, Jaylynn Foster, Emily, Madelyn and Gavin Hirschbock, Everett and Elliott Gunther. Friends are invited to celebrate Elmer’s life on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD where his funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 8 at 10 am. Interment will follow at Lakemont Memorial Gardens in Davidsonville, MD. In lieu of flowers Elmer's family asks for memorial contributions to be made to a charity of your choice or Hospice of the Chesapeake. Condolences may be made by using the Memories tab on this page.