Foster, Rodney M. II

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Rodney M. Foster II

Birth

Rodney M. Foster II was born on Saturday January 17, 1948 in Albany to Audrey J. Foster (Zorn) and the late Rodney M. Foster.

Education

Rodney Foster graduated from Phillip Schuyler High School in 1966

Occupation

Rodney M Foster retired from the Albany Police Force in 1998 after 28-and a-half years of service. He was one of few three-wheeled motorcycle officers and later finished his career in the Pinebush Police Station. He continued his life of service through working as a federal guard for the city of Albany until he fully retired.

Marriage & Children

Rodney M. Foster married Lynne M. Cunningham. Their children were:

  • Deborah Knoll, and her husband, Daniel
  • Melissa Foster.

Death

Rodney M. Foster II, a policeman and Vietnam War veteran, died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at his home in East Berne. He was 64.

Obituary

Rodney M. Foster II

Rodney M. Foster II, a policeman and Vietnam War veteran, died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at his home in East Berne. He was 64.

Mr. Foster was born in Albany to Audrey J. Foster (Zorn) and the late Rodney M. Foster. He graduated from Phillip Schuyler High School in 1966 and proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War in Korea.

He retired from the Albany Police Force in 1998 after 28-and a-half years of service. He was one of few three-wheeled motorcycle officers and later finished his career in the Pinebush Police Station. He continued his life of service through working as a federal guard for the city of Albany until he fully retired.

“Rodney loved his Harleys and riding; he enjoyed his time in the Thousand Islands and hunting,” his family wrote in a tribute.

His father died before him, as did his beloved wife of 36 years, Lynne M. Cunningham.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughters, Deborah Knoll, and her husband, Daniel, and Melissa Foster. He was the proud grandfather of his two grandsons, Ryan and Justin Knoll. He is also survived by his companion and partner in life, Alice Kiernozek, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and close family members. “Rodney was a friend of Bill W. and through so was an inspiration and confidant to many,” his family wrote.

Mr. Foster was laid to rest at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery on Monday, October 29, 2012.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at 1 Penny Lane, Latham NY 12110.

Arrangements are by the New Comer-Cannon Funeral Home of Albany.

Altamont Enterprise - November 1, 2012

Foster, Rodney M. II: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

Times Union, The (Albany, NY) - Sunday, October 28, 2012

Deceased Name: Foster, Rodney M. II

EAST BERNE Rodney M. Foster II, 64, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at his home. Rodney was born in Albany to Audrey J. Foster (Zorn) and the late Rodney M. Foster. He graduated from Phillip Schuyler High School in 1966 and proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War in Korea. Rodney retired from the Albany police force in 1998, after 28.5 years of service. He was one of few three-wheeled motorcycle officers and later finished off his career in the Pinebush police station. He continued his life of service through working as a federal guard for the city of Albany until he fully retired. Rodney loved his Harleys and riding. He enjoyed his time in the Thousand Islands and hunting. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his beloved wife of 36 years, Lynne M. Cunningham. In addition to his mother, Rodney is survived by his daughters, Deborah (Daniel) Knoll and Melissa Foster. He is the proud grandfather of his two grandsons, Ryan and Justin Knoll. He was also survived by his companion and partner in life, Alice Kiernozek and several nieces, nephews, cousins and close family members. Rodney was a friend of Bill W. and through so was an inspiration and confidant to many. Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 11 a.m. at New Comer Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie. Calling hours will precede the service from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham NY 12110 in Rodney's memory. To leave a special message for the family online, visit newcomeralbany.com

Edition: Final Edition Page: D11 Copyright, 2012, (c) Times Union. All Rights Reserved.

Additional Media

Rodney M. Foster: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record
Name: Rodney M. Foster
State of Issue: New York
Date of Birth: Saturday January 17, 1948
Date of Death: Thursday October 25, 2012
Est. Age at Death: 64 years, 9 months, 8 days
Confirmation: Verified

First Communions

Mother's Day provided a double celebration for the Foster family of Reidsville. Missy Foster received her first communion at St. Bernadette's. Among those witnessing this special occasion were her parents Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Foster II, sister Debbie, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Philip Cummingham, Jr. of Albany and Mrs. Rodney Foster, Route 85; Aunt Eileen Salisbury of Albany and aunts and uncles Lee and Dan Baggott of Delmar and Dan and Maureen Cunningham of Albany, cousins Ellen, David, Larry, and Paul Miller of Albany, Jessica and Scott Baggott of Delmar. Later all went to Missy's home in Reidsville for a family picnic.

Altamont Enterprise - May 17, 1984

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