August 20, 1937 - February 21, 2021
Elmer John “EJ” Foster, age 83, of St. Augustine, passed away on February 20, 2021 at his home with his family by his side. EJ was a native and lifelong resident of St. Augustine and was proud of his Minorcan Heritage. He was a 1956 graduate of Ketterlinus High School and went to work for the FEC Railroad right out of high school. In the early 1960’s EJ went from the reserve status to full time service in the Florida Army National Guard where he worked in transportation and supply. His most recent duty post was supply officer at USPFO (U.S. Property and Fiscal Office) at Camp Blanding. He retired from the guard as a Sergeant Major in the 1980’s after 34 years of service. EJ enjoyed watching NASCAR races, and was a Dale Earnhardt (Sr) Superfan. His house is full of Earnhardt memorabilia. He also enjoyed collecting guns and talking about life in the old days in St. Augustine. He was a lifelong catholic and more than anything he deeply loved his family. He will be missed. He is survived by his daughters: Donna F. Roser (Mark) of Palatka, Cheryl F. Huffman (Michael Ross) of Omaha, Arkansas, Brenda S. Walton (Bert) of St. Augustine; sisters, marie Master (Everett) of Maryville, TN., Barbara Jean “Bobbie” Cummings of St. Augustine; grandchildren, Justin Jarriel (Krystal), Maghan Racz (Derrick), Briann Osbron (John), Dianna Reed (Scott); and great grandchildren, Natalie Jarriel, McKenzie Jarriel, Landon Racz and Jack Reed. A visitation will be held from 4 to 6 pm, with a funeral service at 5 pm on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at St. Johns Family Funeral Home with Father Martin Ibeh officiating. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 9:30 am on Friday, February 26, 2021 at Jacksonville National Cemetery with Father Richard Perko officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in EJ’s memory can be made to: American Heart Association or to the American Lung Association. St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Elmer John “EJ” Foster, age 83, of St. Augustine, passed away on February 20, 2021 at his home with his family by his side. EJ was a native and lifelong resident of St. Augustine and was proud of his Minorcan Heritage. He was a... View Obituary & Service Information
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