John Andrew Foster Jr., 72, 8874 Globe Run Road, Petersburg, West Township, at 12:07 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College.
Born Nov. 10, 1947, in Petersburg, at his family home, he was a son of the late of John Andrew and Annabelle Louise (Hammond) Foster Sr. He was united in marriage to the former Alice Jones Dec. 31, 1988.
Mr. Foster is survived by six children, John A. “Andy” Foster III and wife, Amy, Samantha Hardy and husband, Eric, and Anissa Musser and husband, Gene, all of Petersburg, Charann Webb and husband, Patrick, Alexandria, Jeraime Kensinger and partner, Christopher LaRue, West Palm Beach, Florida, and Amber Bowser and husband, Todd, Huntingdon; 16 grandchildren, Rachel Foster, Johnny Foster, Sarah Foster, Charlotte Webb, Lewis Webb, Kathrine Webb, Trinity Hardy, Mark Musser, Mitchell Musser, Stacey Musser, Delany Musser, Mathew Musser, Michael Musser, Parker Zimmerman, Harley Zimmerman, Daisy Bowser; and one great-grandson, Owen Musser.
He is also survived by Jim Hammond and his significant other, Joyce Warne, of Pocono Lake, who was a cousin/brother/best friend to him, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, LuLu Grace Betts and Dixie Darlene Wensel.
Mr. Foster was a member of the Petersburg Bethel Presbyterian Church.
He served on the Pennsylvania Dairy Herd Improvement Association Board, Pennsylvania Huntingdon County Holstein Club and was a state director, the Huntingdon County Dairy Promotion, Huntingdon County Holstein State Chairman, Central Pennsylvania Championship Show Chairman and the Huntingdon County 4-H alumni and leader.
Mr. Foster received a number of awards, including the 1973 Outstanding Contribution to the Holstein Breed, 2007 Shavers Creek Outstanding Community Member Award, FFA Keystone Farmer Award, 2014 Pennsylvania Holstein Association Hall of Fame, Breeder of Multiple All Pennsylvania and All-American Cows, multiple winner of Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor Awards at the Huntingdon County Fair, Central Pennsylvania Championship Show and Pennsylvania Farm Show and Breeder of World Record Milk Cow.
He was a 1967 from Juniata Valley High School.
Mr. Foster was the fourth generation owner, operator and general manager of Globe Run Farms. He started working on the farm with his father when he was just 7 years old. He retired in 2012.
He loved watching varsity football, showing cows and helping with the Blue Juniata FFA. He was a lifetime resident of Huntingdon County.
A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date. Interment will be made privately with the Rev. David Hersh, hospice chaplain, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the John A. Foster Memorial Fund, 8874 Globe Run Road, Petersburg, PA 16669.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cutright Funeral Homes — Smithfield Chapel, 313 Fairgrouds Road, Huntingdon.
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