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FOSTER, Donald Jay Age 86, passed away November 25, 2010, in Lancaster, California. He was born August 5, 1924, in Chicago, Illinois. Donald served in the Navy during World War II and in the Army reserve Unit 316 with 42 years of continues military service. He received his Masters Degree in public administration from Pepperdine University. Donald retired from the L.A.P.D. July 4, 1998, with 48 years of service and was at the time the oldest and had the longest years in service. While in the L.A.P.D. he was awarded in 1952, the Police Medal of Valor the highest award in the L.A.P.D. He was a gun enthusiast, enjoyed organizing yard sales, selling at swap meets, and being with family and friends. Donald is survived by two sons and one daughter, Kenneth (Judy) Foster of San Marcos, Kathleen (Terry) Munz of Lancaster, Kevin (Donna) Foster of Jamul, 14 grandchildren, seven grandchildren, and daughter-in-law Sherri Foster of San Diego. He was preceded in death by his son Kirk Foster. A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, December 3, 2010, with a Vigil Prayer Service starting at 7 p.m., at Halley- Olsen-Murphy, Lancaster Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, December 4, 2010, at Father Serra Parish. Interment to follow at Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery.

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