Robert J. Foster Longshoreman


Services for Robert J. Foster, a longshoreman who died Saturday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being injured at work the day before, will be held at 7:30 p.m. todayat the Central Church of Christ, 4301 Woodridge Road. Mr. Foster, who was 57 and lived on Trainor Avenue, hit his head when he was bounced off a truck bed that had been hit by a falling bale of paper being unloaded at the Dundalk Marine Terminal.

A longshoreman for 27 years and a member of Local 333 of the International Longshoremen's Association, he was named Longshoreman of the Year in 1987 by the Maryland Port Administration.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Dunbar High School and attended what is now Morgan State University.

He is survived by his wife, the former H. Joyce Williamson; two daughters, Maria Lynn Foster and Damali Okera Foster, both of Baltimore; his mother, Dora Foster of Baltimore; five sisters, Evelyn Mejia of New York, Dolores Bell of Hoboken, N.J., and Betty Washington, Margaret Johnson and Jean Ware, all of Baltimore; and three brothers, Dennis, Frank and Samuel Foster, all of Baltimore.

The family suggested contributions to the Ethiopian Missions Building Fund at the Figuero Church of Christ, 455 W. 57th St. in Los Angeles.

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