Foust—Richard D., 94, Laurel View Village, Davidsville, formerly of Seanor, passed away peacefully February 5, 2020. Mr. Foust was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 72 years, Edna L. (Pebley) Foust. Born November 12, 1925, in Windber; son of H. Dwight and Genevie (Livingston) Foust. He is survived by his sons Richard D. Foust, Jr. and wife Glenda, Harrisonburg, VA and William A. Foust and wife Rekiko, Rural Hall, NC, and brother, Harry Foust of La Crosse, WI. Also, seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by daughter Sallie E. (Foust) Coughenour who died in 2003. He was a 1943 graduate of Conemaugh Township Area High School. He was co-owner of Foust’s Garage, Seanor, and operated school buses for Conemaugh Township for 18 years before joining Beckwith Machinery as a journeyman mechanic where he worked until retirement. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Hollsopple, and the former Livingston EUB Church, Foustwell. Mr. Foust was a charter member and past president of the Conemaugh Lions Club, Davidsville. He was recognized for his untiring work for the Conemaugh Lions Club in 1994 by being named a Melvin Jones Fellow by Lions Clubs International, by being selected as a Lions of Pennsylvania Fellow (1999) and with a Certificate of Appreciation from the International Association of Lions Clubs (2007). He was active in the Masonic Lodge and served as Worshipful Master of Cambria Order of Free and Accepted Masons, Lodge No. 278, and as Sovereign Master of the Laurel Ridge Council No. 67, Allied Masonic Degrees. He served as High Priest of Portage Royal Arch Chapter No.195. He was a member of the Oriental Commandery Knights Templar No. 61, of Constans Conclave Red Cross of Constantine, of Jaffa Shrine, Altoona, and a life member of York Rite Triangle. His hobbies included hunting and fishing. Friends will be received Friday, Feb. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at George E. Mason funeral home, Davidsville. Richard's life will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 8, at 12 noon, at the Laurel View Village chapel, Pastor Wes Yoder officiating. Interment, Richland Cemetery. The family wishes to thank his Laurel View caregivers for providing such thoughtful care, assuring Richard’s comfort.
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