Lester G. Foss Jr, 80, passed away on July 10, 2019, where he resided with his wife, Diana, at The Landing in Saco. He was born Dec. 22, 1938, in Franklin, the son of the late Lester G. and Martha(Milliken) Foss. On Sept. 5, 1958, he married his high school sweetheart, Diana, at Sheppards Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas.
After dedicating 21 years of service, including serving in the Vietnam War, he retired in 1979 from the U.S. Air Force as Senior Master Sergeant. His favorite pastimes included woodworking and hunting. He loved to carve wooden birds, build all types of furniture, and enjoyed collecting and restoring antique tools such as wooden planes. On any given summer day, he could be found yardsaling and flea marketing with his wife, Diana, as they searched for antique tools and treasures. Lobstering and fishing with his family, and making memories with his grandchildren were also very important to him. They would often spend vacations road tripping and camping throughout the United States and Canada. He and Diana wintered in Tampa, Fla., for several years, where they made many lifelong friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Lester G. and Martha Foss; his son, Lester G. Foss III; and his brother, Robert L. Foss.
Lester is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Diana L. Foss; daughter Lisa Tilton and her husband, Glenn Tilton, of Boothbay Harbor; son Leonard Foss and his wife, Dawny Foss, of Wells; his two brothers Gardner Foss of Biddeford, and Richard Foss and his partner Anna Santiago of Brewer; sister Thelma Ropp of Brewer; his five grandchildren Elizabeth Tilton and Jamie Tilton of Boothbay Harbor, Jason Tilton of San Diego, Calif., Sydney Capleton and Mackenzie Foss of Wells; and great-grandson Noaa Tilton of Boothbay Harbor.
A viewing will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Johnson’s Funeral Home, 26 Market St., North Berwick, immediately followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment with military honors to follow at Ocean View Cemetery, Route 1, Wells.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to benefit children’s programs at Wells Park and Recreational Department, 208 Sanford Road, Wells, ME 04090. Checks can be made payable to: Town of Wells (noting in memory of Lester G. Foss). Arrangements entrusted to the Johnson Funeral Home, North Berwick, where condolences may be expressed at www.JohnsonFuneralHomeME.com.