Foster J. Kestranek, 69, of St. Marys passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017.
He was born May 27, 1948, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Joseph and Elizabeth (Beech) Kestranek. He was a 1966 graduate of Garfield Heights High School and received his Bachelor of Science from Ohio University in 1970. He went on to earn his master’s degree in advertising from The University of Illinois in 1971. He married Gracie Begovic on June 27, 1970.
He began his career in Lima, Ohio, with Superior Coach and went on to work for Hobart Corporation in Troy, Ohio, and Griswold-Eshleman Advertising Agency in Cleveland. He ended his exceptional career as director of communications for Carrier Transicold in Syracuse, N.Y.
He retired to St. Marys in 2005. He was an outstanding chef, golfer, joke-teller, party host, No. 1 fan of his daughters’ sports and friend to all.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Kestranek; mother, Elizabeth Kestranek; and niece, Erin Krejny.
He is survived by his wife, Gracie Kestranek; his daughters, Katie Worley and Molly Moncrieff (Andrew); sister, Cindy Krejny (Thomas); and sister-in-law, Alyce Mroczynski (David). Foster will also be remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.
A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the club at Osprey Cove in St. Marys.
Memorial donations suggested to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, In Memory of Foster Kestranek, 340 Eisenhower Drive, Suite 220, Savannah, GA 31406.