Jeffrey Chase Foster, 74, passed away from pancreatic cancer on November 9 in his daughter Karen’s home in St. Louis, Missouri. He was born in Bristol in 1945, the son of Henry Foster and Barbara Chase Foster.
Jeff was a bright student with a mischievous streak. He attended Bristol Eastern High School where his father was a math teacher, lettering in tennis and joining the National Honor Society. He went to Brown University with his future wife, Muriel McCormick, whom he’d dated in high school. Jeff majored in applied mathematics and studied computer programming. After college Jeff and Muriel married and moved to Chester, New Jersey. Jeff worked for Bell Laboratories, AT&T and Lucent Technologies and made important contributions to the field of computer-aided design. He then formed his own company, Twin-Bridge Consulting, and taught at Stevens Institute of Technology.
Jeff and Muriel separated in 2010, and Jeff married his business partner Grace Chang in 2014. Grace passed away from stomach cancer in May of 2019.
Jeff’s easy-going nature, his kindness, his sense of humor and love of people made him beloved of family and friends.
Jeff is survived by his first wife Muriel Foster, his sister Linda (Jim) Henry, his children Karen (Benjamin) de Foy, Susan Foster, and Michael Foster (Lauren Lacey), four nieces, two nephews, and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by Grace’s children Patrick Chang (Jessica Chan) and Christine Chang (Russell Sutton) and her four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held in Maine in the summer of 2020. Correspondence may be addressed to Karen de Foy at firstname.lastname@example.org.