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Zachary John Foster

Posted: Friday, August 15, 2008

Zachary John Foster died, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, in Fruitland, Fla., after being struck by a hit-a-run driver while visiting his grandparents home. He was 3.

The funeral be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at the El Cajon Mortuary in California.

Zachary was born in San Diego on March 14, 2005, where his immediate family still resides.

"Zachary leaves a hole in the family fabric that cannot be mended. Zachary, our sunshine boy, was a much loved child who was always energetic and inquisitive. He was always at his sister's side, trying to do everything she did. We have wonderful memories of Zach to cherish forever," his family said. "We'll miss Zachary and the thumbs-up he shared with his daddy, the snuggles and bedtime kisses he showered on his mama. Zach was his Pappa Jeff's shadow and his best little buddy. Grandma Kathy will miss his angel hugs, kitty kisses and their story times. 'Grandma and Grandpa Great' always marveled at Zach's sweet disposition and happy nature. We will miss Zachary endlessly but know he is safe and whole in Jesus' arms. This tragedy has left a huge hole in the hearts of all who lived him."

He is survived by his parents, Charles and Amy Foster of San Diego; sister, Brooklyn, of San Diego; paternal grandparents Jeff and Kathy Foster and John and Marlene Gladis of Fruitland Park; great-grandparents, Norm and Katie MacLeod and Charles and Ruth Foster, of Lakeside Calif.; Uncles, Mike Foster (Erin) of Virginia and Brian Gladis, of California; cousins, Alexandra and Kareena Gladis and Ethan Foster; great-uncles and aunts, Gary and Kathleen Foster, Jack and Carey Foster, Steve and Becky Foster, Bill and Marilyn Connell, David and Cindy Vasilie and Tim and Isabelle Harbaugh; and many other family members.

Condolences may be sent to Charles and Amy Foster, 1131 Eucalypus Dr., El Cajon, CA 92020. An account has been established to help with funeral expenses at Wells Fargo Bank-- Zachary Foster benefit fund account No. 3419246552.

Arrangements were made with El Cajon Mortuary in California.



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