Condolence & Memory Journal

It has been a long time since I actually saw Bill but he is one of those exceptional people who leave a lasting impression on you because they are so special. He was a rare person who maintained his kindness, compassion and gentleman's demeanor at all times. I remember Kathie fondly as well and although I only met her once in person I was impressed with the incredible bond she and Bill shared, one to be envied. A hell of a guy, a terrific lawyer, a good, good person. Rest in peace Bill and know that you are unforgettable.

Posted by Rosemary Patricelli - Rydal, PA   July 31, 2019

I am terribly sad to hear that Bill Foster has left our midst. Having had the privilege of working with Bill for a number of years, I was able to observe his many qualities in action. A true gentleman and model counselor, Bill was quick to grasp the situation but judicious in action. I can assure you that he achieved 'good works' thereby.
While we will not see each other again in this life, I am indeed grateful that our paths crossed. My sincerest condolences to his beloved family and friends who will miss his company greatly.

Posted by Margaret Wilson - Boston, MA - Coworker   July 31, 2019

I am incredibly sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I worked with Bill at Marshall Dennehey, he was diligent in his work and above all a kind and generous person, to say he will be missed is an understatement

Posted by Toni Ketrick - Cherry Hill, NJ   July 31, 2019

Bill was a great person had the pleasure of working with him on a few cases that I had while working at Liberty Mutual. He very smart and a thoughtful. My prayers to his family

Posted by Susan Nasria - PA - Coworker   July 30, 2019

I was a class mate of Bills at the Prep. He was an imposing physical specimen and a member of the football team , I remember having dinner with him and his Mom and Dad with flounder Bill got from the boats in Sea Isle. Bill encouraged me during some hard times .he was a good friend to me even after many years of separation. When I reconnected with him after all those years he was still the decent , honest and caring kid I knew at the Prep . I admired Bill,s decency and honesty. He was a consummate gentleman . I will miss him ...

Posted by John Aitken - Ocean City, NJ   July 30, 2019

I was a classmate of Bill's at St Joseph's Prep and Notre Dame . For many years , we played handball with friends at the old Philadelphia Athletic Club and later in Springfield . We enjoyed Phillies games with Prep classmate , Dan Thistle . He was truly a gentle giant without a mean bone in his body . Bill was a low key but fierce advocate as a lawyer with an outstanding reputation .
A defining characteristic of Bill's was his constant love for Kathy and all his family .
Well done good and faithful servant .
Joe Bodell

Posted by Joseph bodell - Ardmore, PA - Friend   July 30, 2019

Bill celebrating with class of '62 at Christmas party in December, 2017. He never missed a reunion.

Posted by jim O'Brien - lafayette hill, PA - Friend   July 30, 2019

I was a classmate of Bill's at the Prep and have many fond memories of our contacts over the years. He was a regular at all our reunions and a great one for the "stories." We often recalled stealing into Vespers boathouse on a regular basis one summer while in college and taking a double out on the river.....in more innocent times. The class of '62 will miss this guy for sure. He was a prince.

Posted by jim O'Brien - o'Brie, PA - Friend   July 30, 2019

I was so sorry to hear about Kathie's, and now Bill's, passing. Sending love and strength to you all. xo .

Posted by Barbara Bate - Holden, ME - Family   July 30, 2019