FALMOUTH — Chester Allen Foss, 95, died Oct. 22 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House with his beloved family by his side.

Born on May 11, 1915, in Lynn, Mass., he was a loving son of Clarence Wardwell Foss and Mary Allen Foss.

After graduating from Tufts University with a degree in economics, he began his career with The Irving Trust Company in New York.

He later was employed by AT&T, where he worked for more than 39 years until he retired in 1980 as director of financial planning and assistant treasurer.

A devoted husband to his late wife, Ruth Miller Foss, they raised their family in Demarest, N.J., and later moved to Falmouth-Foreside after his retirement.

He and Ruth enjoyed traveling, genealogy and antiques. He was a talented furniture maker and an avid gardener, even in his later years.

Nothing pleased him more than spending time with his family, whom he adored.

His wife Ruth Miller Foss, and a sister, Phyllis Foss, predeceased him.

Surviving are three sons, Lawrence Foss of Chatham, Mass., George Foss of Queenstown, Md., and Allen Foss of Cumberland; two daughters-in-law, Kassie and Anne; three granddaughters, Kolby, Dale, and Nelly, and their husbands; and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. at Foreside Community Church, 340 Foreside Road, Falmouth, where he was an active member.

Memorial donations may be made to the Marion Stratton Miller Scholarship Fund, Attn: Gift Records, Tufts University, Packard Hall, Medford, MA 02155, or to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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