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Robert (Bob) Foster

04/29/1960 - 04/13/2017
Service Date: 04/29/2017
Service Time: 5:00 PM
Service Location: Sheraton Mesa Hotel, 860 N. Riverview Drive – Aqua Fri Room, Mesa, Arizona

Robert (Bob) Foster left the world he so passionately loved Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Mesa, Arizona. Born in San Francisco, California on April 29, 1960, his family called him Robert. His youth in Tacoma, Washington was filled with bicycles, 50-mile Boy Scout hikes, and basketball.

A rebel in search of a cause, he moved to California in 1981. When his motorcycle crossed Sunset and Vine, he was instantly at home.

Bob courted and married Beverly Downs in 1982. His cherished sons, Joshua and Nicolas, focused him and gave the rebel a cause: fatherhood and education. His Bachelor’s Degree was in Radio & TV Broadcasting and his education culminated with a Master’s in Mass Communication.

As a father, he juggled family, school, and work along with passions in music, cinema, and literature. He worked professionally in pre- and post-production for 25 years and was also a college professor for 15 years.

Bob is survived by spouse, Beverly (Downs) Foster, sons Joshua and Nicolas Foster, granddaughter Eva Sill-Foster (CA) and siblings Berna Langer and Kevin Foster (WA). 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Bob’s favorite charity, Jail Guitar Doors:  http://jailguitardoors.org/

Arizona Memorial Service held at Sheraton Mesa (860 N. Riverview Drive – Aqua Fri Room) Saturday, April 29, 2017, 5 pm.  

California Memorial Service/Celebration of Life held Saturday, May 13, 2017, 4 pm Reseda, California.  Please reference Bob’s Facebook page or text 818.205.7364 for location details.


  • Marjorie Lyman

    So sorry for your loss Beverly!

  • Cliff Greenough

    Peace be with you Bob! My life is better for having been your friend, thank you. Our prayers go with you Beverly, Josh and Nick.

  • Garrett Trumble

    Bob, look forward to seeing you again. Your sense of humor was the best in our teenage years… “How do you grill a swordfish? Ask him a lot of tough questions…… Not now… I can’t eat when I’m laughing”. I salute you Bob. (from the movie “The Sting”) Good times…..

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