FOSTER ROBERT "BOB" J. age 94, a resident of Bloomfield Hills for almost 50 years, died January 19, 2013 at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital in Pontiac. He was born October 29, 1918 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Franklin and Marjorie Foster. Mr. Foster was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran who served in the South Pacific. He was the founder of Foster Machinery Sales in Madison Heights, Michigan. Mr. Foster was a Board Member for the Christian Businessman Association, Board of Regents with Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, Board Member with Detroit Bible College and Board Member of Camp Michawana in Hastings, Michigan. He was a Financier of the Camp Michawana Chapel. He was a major donor to the Salvation Army, where an arts building is being erected at Echo Park. They are currently building a new surgical wing in Honduras at Hospital Bautista. This hospital which services the poor for $1.00- $2.00 day, also received the gift of a chapel and a previously constructed surgical wing. 18 teams of surgeons are expected in 2013. He's financed all of his children and grand children's education through college, as well as provided 32 college scholarships to Detroit Bible College and William Tyndale College. He also sponsored 32 Korean orphans to adulthood. He is survived by his wife Mary Elizabeth "Betty", whom he married on March 16, 1941, his children, Cynthia Lynne (Gary) Simpson, Craig (Beth Ann) Foster, Julie Grace Foster, his foster son Dr. Doo Yung (Eun Yung) Kwun, 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He is predeceased by his daughter Cheryl Lee Bullard. The visitation will be Tuesday 57 p.m. in the St. Andrew's room at the Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church, 1340 W. Long Lake, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302. Service Wednesday 11 a.m. at the Church. Inurnment will take place at Kirk in the Hills.. Memorial to Kirk in the Hills, Salvation Army or Samaritans Purse in Boone, North Carolina are appreciated. Arrangements by Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com. "In every accomplishment, he gave God the glory".
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We are so grateful for the early morning and late evening fishing sessions with Bob. Our conversatios were lively and enlightening. Bob's deep faith was an intregal part of his persona and he shared this so freely. Wonderful man and we are blessed to have been drawn into his family circle.
Our deepest sympathy to Betty and the rest of the Foster family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. We are so thankful for their support of Camp Michawana.