William Joseph Hanlin Foster, 86, formerly of Bernardsville, veteran, bank executive

William Joseph Hanlin Foster, 86, of Manasquan, formerly of Bernardsville and Westport, Conn., died on Monday, June 4, 2018.

He was born on Oct. 16, 1931, to Raymond and Dessa (Ramsey) Foster, in Sewickley, Pa.

William received his bachelor of arts degree from Arizona State University and his master of business administration degree from Thunderbird Business School.

He served in the United States Air Force as a pilot, first lieutenant, with the Military Airlift Command (MAC).

William’s civilian career was in international banking. He worked as branch manager for Citibank in Tokyo, Japan; Manila, Philippines; Hong Kong; and then New York City, before joining Union Trust in Stamford, Conn., as senior vice president in charge of the international division.

After leaving banking he had his own consulting firm specializing in financial and career coaching.

William also gave his time as a member of the United States Air Force Reserve, attaining the rank of major. He was a Scoutmaster with the Boys Scouts of America for more than 12 years, and late enjoyed attending Scout summer camp with his grandsons.

He was chair of the Zoning Board of Adjustment in Bernardsville for many years, a board member of the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) and a member of the Congdon Overlook Masonic Lodge and Rotary International in Bernardsville.

Bill will be missed. His fun and sometimes mischievous sense of humor always entertained family and friends. He was a kind and gentle man, an avid lifelong learner and a patriot.

William “Bill” is survived by his wife, Charlotte; sons William and his wife, Gloria, and Jon and his wife, Rita; his sister, Donna Alben; stepsons Andrew, his wife, Patti, and Christopher and his wife, Audrey; two nieces; three grandsons, one granddaughter and one step-grandson, whom he enjoyed very much, especially playing games and developing scavenger hunts for them when they would visit.

He also had two great-grandsons.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, at the Congdon Overlook Masonic Lodge, 15 Morristown Road, Bernardsville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the charity of one’s choice or to veterans’ organizations.

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