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Robert Foster

Obituary of Robert Foster

Robert M. Foster, 75, of Cortland, NY passed away March 1, 2021. Bob was born July 4, 1945 in Auburn, NY. He lived most of his life in Cortland County. Bob enlisted in the Navy under the "Kiddy Cruise" program at the age of 17 and completed his enlistment in 1966. During his enlistment he served aboard the USS Essex and occasionally spoke of the beautiful countries he had the opportunity to visit while serving his country. Bob was a member of the Scott Methodist Church. He was a Cortland City Paid Firefighter for 20 years. In retirement years he owned Cortland Sports Cards Plus and after 1994 he had been a truck operator, but spent his free time with "the love of his life" – Poker Star's (on the computer, 24/7). Always competing to get the most chips. Bob is survived by two sons, Randy and Daron; a daughter Jennifer; a granddaughter Kaidon; his sisters, June Massina, Barbara Coon and Shirley Desmond. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Francis and Katherine and brothers, William and Richard. Private Services will be held at the convenience of the family. To offer online condolences, please visit