Richard Rohan Foster, 79, of 5103 Trotters Run Ct., died Aug. 23, 2003. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 27 graveside at Aiken Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Foster was born in Wilmington, Del., and moved to Aiken in 1955. He was a retired nuclear chemist with DuPont, SRP. He was a member of St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church, the S.C. Sons of the American Revolution, the American Chemical Association,the Photographic Society of America, the Citadel Alumni Association and the Tower Hill Prep School. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Gartung Foster; children, Jane E. Foster of Charlotte, N.C., Charlotte C. Foster of West Columbia and R. Rohan Foster of Cayce. Other survivors include a step-daughter, Katherine G. Roberts of Overland Park, Kan.; step-son, Gerard D. Gartung of Martinsville, Ind.; grandchildren, Becca Foster, Trey Foster, Hilary Roberts and Zachary Roberts. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jane Small Foster. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 7044, Columbia, S.C. 29202-7044. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Shellhouse Funeral Home, 924 Hayne Ave., Aiken.
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