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Robert Arthur Foster

 

November 7, 2019

Robert Arthur Foster, who served for 44 years as a missionary in Japan, tracing a path of ministry from the bustling streets of post-war Tokyo to the rugged northern island of Hokkaido, has died. He passed away Monday, Oct. 28, on his 93rd birthday.

Known for his black beard, big smile and artistic talent, Robert died peacefully with his wife, Phyllis, beside him. The two had celebrated their 70th anniversary in February 2019. A memorial service will be held for him at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the chapel at Givens Estates, a retirement community in Asheville, N.C.

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