Alan J. Foster, 73

OSWEGO, NY – Alan J. Foster, 73, a resident of Oswego passed away on Saturday December 17, 2016, at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late Alan H. and Beatrice (Stone) Foster.

He was a graduate of the South Jefferson High School and received degrees in History and Science from the State University of New York at Brockport.

He was a teacher who taught kids throughout Oswego County.

Mr. Foster was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Vietnam.

He was a history buff and enjoyed coaching kids in baseball, basketball and flag football.

He was a fan of the Montreal Canadians and the NY Yankees.

He was an avid fan of racing at the Oswego Speedway and enjoyed watching the Kentucky Derby.

Surviving are his children, Michael (Concetta) and Kelly both of Oswego; an uncle, Joseph Stone of Naples,Florida; and a grandson, Johnathan.

Funeral services are private and at the convenience of the family.

There are no calling hours.

Arrangements are in care of the Dowdle Funeral Home.


  1. Mr. Foster, you will be missed. The Firemen team was the team to be on, because of you. I have many memories, that I have cherished and you are a part of them. The team was unstoppable, and became East Side Champions. We couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you for the memories, the teachings, and the chance to play for you on the Firemen team.

  2. Dear Michael, Kelly and Family,
    I am saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing. Al and I worked together as track and field coaches for many years. He was a hard worker, knowledgeable, and well respected by our teenage athletes. Al also served in my classroom on countless occasions-over many years- as a substitute teacher, upon my request. I trusted that he would do right by my students, and he never disappointed! Teaching and coaching are rewarding, yet they both demand dedication and expertise. Alan always rose to the occasion. God Bless and comfort you at this time of loss, and you have my deepest sympathies. Very sincerely, Bill Kszystyniak, Colleague and Friend

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