Thomas Alexander Foister passed away September 18th, 2012 at his residence due to ongoing health problems. He was born in Akron, Ohio, on January 8th, 1941 the son of the late Walter Foister and Nellie Tate Foister. Tom was married to the late Caroline Gail Pearce and he fathered seven children.

Foister, Thomas AlexanderTom was a veteran of the US Army. A hard worker, he always kept himself busy mowing lawns and doing maintenance. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and bowling. Tom was inducted into the Western Crawford County Bowling Association Hall of Fame. At one time, he was bowling in eight leagues a week! Tom, also known by his friends and family as ????appy???? He loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death, in addition to his wife – Caroline Pearce; by a brother – Alva Foister; a sister – Emma Baldwin; and a grandson – LCpl. Joshua Twigg.

Survivors include brothers and sisters – Donna Higley, Walt Foister, Hank Foister, Jerry Foister, and Violet Byers; daughter – Terri Twigg and her husband Randy, of New Florence PA; son – Thomas Foister Jr. and his wife, Jan of Home PA; son – Todd Foister and his wife, Holly of Conneaut Lake PA; daughter – Tracy Miller and her husband, Jerald, of Arcadia PA; son – Ted Foister and his wife, Stacie of Northern Cambria PA; daughter – Tavia Phillips and her husband, Joe of Glenn Campbell PA; and son – Tyler Foister and his wife, Megan, of Meadville PA. Grandchildren include Randy Twigg Jr., Aaron Twigg, Carolyn Twigg, Jack Foister, Joel Foister, Todd Foister Jr., Lilly Foister, Spencer Foister, Laura Miller, Jerad Miller, Sage Foister, Andria Foister, Deanna Rezk, Nikki Phillips, Justin Foister; and many great-grandchildren.

As to honor his wishes, there will not be any services. Donations may be made in his name to Plaza Lanes Junior Bowlers, 18799 Smock Hwy, Meadville, PA, 16335.