Dr. Malcolm A. Foster, a dentist in the city for almost fifty years, died at Yale-New Haven Hospital after a brief illness. He was 84. Born in New Haven, Dr. Foster was raised in Middletown, CT. He graduated from Wesleyan University in the Class of 1944. He served in the U.S Navy during World War II and saw action in the Pacific Theater. He received his degree from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School and subsequently set up practice in the city. He married Elizabeth Worthing Craig in 1952 and had three children. She predeceased him in 1980. Dr. Foster was an avid fisherman, St. Louis Cardinal fan and railroad buff. He was a member of Christ Church and had a great interest in the music program there. He was also a member of several local bagpipe bands. He leaves three children, Malcolm Craig Foster of Annapolis, Maryland, Jean Elizabeth Morgan of Kennebunk, Maine and David Stuart Mansfield Foster of York, Maine. He also leaves his devoted companion, Elizabeth Arakelian, of New Haven. He is survived by ten grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on June 9 at Christ Church, 84 Broadway, New Haven at 11:00 AM. Burial will be private.

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  1. I was very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I was his Ash Drive neighbor since 1971. He was a nice man and very entertaining! I would often hear him play his .pipes. and would see him out and about taking his daily walk. My daughers walked .Rumple. after school after your mom died. His presence will be missed. Barbara Landman

  2. We were so sorry to have missed Mac’s memorial service. We lived next door to him on Oak Dr. for 5 years. He was a great neighbor and friend. We enjoyed his company and the nightly concerts from his pipes. He was a dear man and we were honored to know him.

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