Known for learning, humor

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! His love of learning, unique sense of humor and compassion for others are what defined Robert Foster, a longtime Woodland Hills resident. Foster, a retired certified public accountant, died April 22 after a long illness. He was 80. “He was intelligent, funny and caring. He had a dry sense of humor, very British,” said granddaughter Alecia Foster. “He was really well-read. He knew a lot about other cultures and religions. “He was always interested in seeing shows, oddly enough, on the Indian channel or Telemundo, even though he didn’t know the languages.” Foster’s compassion for others showed itself when he was growing up in Ohio during the Depression. Alecia Foster recalled an often-told story of the time his mother sent him out to buy a loaf of bread. “He saw someone who he thought was a lot worse off and gave him the money. He said to himself, ‘My mom is going to kill me,”‘ she said. “But as he walked home, he happened to look down and saw the same amount of money that his mother had given him for the bread. He thought that God was rewarding him for being selfless.” Foster enlisted in the Navy in 1942, and received the Bronze Star for his service on the USS Brooks and the USS Hovey. He got a kick out of spotting himself in footage included in the 1952 documentary “Victory at Sea.” “His family came first. He loved us all so much,” said daughter Rebecca Foster. “He was very nice, very compassionate. He was always doing something for others. He was extremely honest and conscientious.” Foster worked for many years for Bank of America before returning to school to become a certified public accountant. He retired in 1999. “I remember when he was working at home, he would have classical music playing in the background,” Rebecca Foster said. He had been an active member of the Woodland Hills Rotary and Lions organizations and a parishioner at St. Bernardine of Siena Catholic Church in Woodland Hills. In his leisure time, Foster enjoyed fishing and golf. His Boston terrier, Toby, was a faithful companion until the dog’s death last year. Robert Harry Foster was born on Feb. 19, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio. He married Dora Perez on July 28, 1946. They lived in Glendale until 1952, when they moved to the Walnut Acres neighborhood of Woodland Hills. Foster is survived by his wife, Dora; son, Robert; daughter, Rebecca; two grandchildren; a brother, Charles; and a sister, Inez Foster. A funeral Mass was held Wednesday at Mission Hills Catholic Mortuary, with burial at San Fernando Mission Cemetery. Memorial donations may be sent to Kaiser Hospice, 13652 Cantara St., Plaza Building, Third floor, Panorama City, CA 91402. —Holly Andres, (818) 713-3708 [email protected] last_img read more

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Real Madrid, Man U pay price for fielding weakened teams

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “Tonight, it is job done in a difficult group,” said Mourinho, whose team is now assured of facing one of the following group winners: Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Porto or Paris Saint-Germain.United was one of four English teams to reach the knockout stage for the second straight season. This was the first year when 16 group-stage places were guaranteed for the Big 4 leagues in Europe — Spain, England, Germany and Italy. The four countries put 12 teams in total into the round of 16, the draw for which is on Monday.MADRID HUMBLEDWith the Club World Cup only a week away, Madrid coach Santiago Solari rested most of his key players and used several others who hadn’t started much this season, including Francisco “Isco” Alarcon and Marco Asensio.There was no intensity to Madrid’s play CSKA capitalized, completing a home-and-away double over the titleholders that still didn’t lift the Russian team off last place. Viktoria Plzen beat Roma 2-1 to finish in front, with CSKA needing to better Plzen’s result in the Czech Republic.ADVERTISEMENT Fedor Chalov and Georgi Schennikov scored late in the first half for CSKA, and Arnor Sigurdsson added another after the break.“It’s sad … to beat Real Madrid, earn seven points, but finish bottom and get eliminated from Europe,” CSKA coach Viktor Goncharenko said.MISSED CHANCEMourinho might also have had one eye on an upcoming game, with United playing great rival Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.His understrength team still featured Pogba, France’s World Cup-winning midfielder who has fallen out of favor with Mourinho and started on the bench for the last two Premier League games.Pogba’s chances of getting back in the starting lineup for the weekend won’t have been helped by his bad miss when the score was 0-0, prodding the ball wide from inside the six-yard box.Carlos Soler put Valencia in front with a driven first-time finish after latching onto Jones’ clearing header in the 17th, and the United center back made an even bigger error for the second goal in the 47th. Jones slid in to clear the ball as he chased down Valencia striker Michy Batshuayi, but only succeeded in slotting it past Sergio Romero from 20 meters with the goalkeeper having come off his line.Marcus Rashford pulled a goal back in the 87th for United.Ronaldo played the whole game for Juventus, which was undone by goals from veteran Young Boys forward Guillaume Hoarau in the 30th and 68th minutes. Paulo Dybala cut the deficit in the 80th.LYON THROUGH Only one qualification place was up for grabs on the final night of group play and it was a straight shootout in freezing sleet between Lyon and Shakhtar Donetsk, which was forced to play its home game in Kiev after it was relocated due to martial law in various regions of Ukraine.Nabil Fekir’s 65th-minute goal earned Lyon a 1-1 draw that preserved second place in Group F behind Manchester City, which beat Hoffenheim 2-1 thanks to Leroy Sane’s double to seal top spot.Shakhtar dropped into the Europa LeagueBAYERN TOPBayern Munich’s wild 3-3 draw at Ajax — featuring four goals from the 82nd minute, including an equalizer for Ajax five minutes into stoppage time — earned the German champion first place in Group E above the Dutch team. Both sides had already qualified.Benfica was already assured of third place and a Euroa League spot before beating AEK Athens 1-0.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “It’s a painful result,” Madrid left back Marcelo said.At least that embarrassing loss didn’t stop the defending champions from topping their group. United didn’t have that luxury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefLike Madrid, United selected a largely second-string lineup with qualification secure, even though Jose Mourinho’s team still had a chance of climbing above Juventus to first place with a win.With Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus surprisingly losing 2-1 at Swiss club Young Boys, United could have finished top — only to lose by the same score line at the Mestalla. Adding to United’s misery, Phil Jones scored an own-goal from outside his own area and Paul Pogba missed a great chance from around four yards out. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Real forward Vinicius Junior looks up as CSKA players celebrate in background their side’s third goal, during the Champions League, Group G soccer match between Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow, at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday Dec. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)Two of European soccer’s grandest clubs paid the price for fielding weakened teams on the final night of Champions League group play, with Real Madrid slumping to a record home loss and Manchester United squandering a surprise opportunity to top its group.On an evening when Lyon celebrated becoming the 16th and last team to qualify for the knockout stage, Madrid’s players were jeered off the field at the Santiago Bernabeu after a 3-0 defeat to CSKA Moscow — its heaviest loss in more than 250 home games in European competition.ADVERTISEMENT Best of the best Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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