Franklin R. Foster

July 16, 1937 April 10, 2014

Franklin R. Foster, 76, Valley View Health and Rehabilitation Center, died Thursday afternoon at the center.

He was born in Natrona Heights, son of Franklin L. and Elsie M. (Harrocks) Foster. He married Donna D. Schwab, and she died May 23, 2012.

Surviving are seven children: Cheryl McClure, Amy Foster, Kathleen E. Hazlett, Franklin P., Daniel R., Sean E. and Kevin C., all of Altoona; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Linda VanHorn and Mary Judith.

Franklin served in the U.S. Army Reserve and retired as a process engineer from F.L. Smithe Machine Co. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no public viewing or funeral service.

Arrangements are by Vincent J. Good Funeral Parlor, 328 Fifth Ave., Altoona.