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James Bernard Foster

James Bernard Foster, 70, of Glenwood Springs, passed away at his home on June 23, 2009, following a long battle with cancer.

Jim was born Jan. 14, 1939, in Chicago to Bernard and Adalberta Petrasko Falvey.

He served in the U.S. Navy in Fighter Squadron 143, the “World Famous Pukin’ Dogs,” as an F-4 Phantom radar intercept officer, flying more than 200 combat missions in Vietnam. He was a master of his craft and a totally professional combat air crewman. After the Navy he became a captain with a major airline.

Jim loved the people and mountains of Colorado. His cremated remains will be scattered in the mountains of the Roaring Fork Valley. Jim is survived by his cousin Gil Goral of Scottsdale, Ariz., and the many friends who loved him dearly. No formal services are planned.

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