Jason A. Foster, 17, of Riverside
Drive, Ipswich, died Thursday August 6, 2009 in a rollover auto
accident on Rt. 1 in Revere, MA. One of his best friends also lost
her life in this tragic accident.
Jason was born in Beverly October 26,
1991, son of Charles ‘Chuck’ Foster of Gloucester and Michelle
Herrera Foster of Ipswich. Jason was attending Ipswich High School,
to enter his senior year this coming fall. He was a good student,
with skills in math and creative writing as well as music and art.
His contributions in high school included percussion ensemble,
performance of his marimba composition, stage crew work as a
‘techie’ with the drama club, and drummer for the Pine Island music
ensemble. He worked at Ipswich Natural Foods. Jason enjoyed learning
Spanish, which he used when he visited his roots in Argentina 3
years ago. He also enjoyed traveling in the Southwest.
Jason loved the self-development that
he gained with the Art of Living youth programs. His sense of humor,
lightness, hugs, peace, companionship, and passion for art and music
will be greatly missed.
He will be remembered for his gentle
soul, his loving and fun nature, talent and passion for abstract
photography, and music composition. He surrounded himself with
loving creative friends. He was uniquely self-assured in his
non-conforming artist way, and self-motivated to express his
creative talents. He shared his art and art commentary on his
In addition to his parents he is
survived by his loving grandmothers Gladys Foster of Melrose,
Blanca Herrera of Warwick, RI, and several aunts, uncles, and
A memorial service will be held Monday
at 7 PM at the Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County Street, Ipswich.
A pot-luck reception with group music will follow in the Boone Hall.
Arrangements under the direction of
the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.
Memorial contributions in his name may
be made to the Art of Living Foundation (memo field: Youth
Programs), c/o Michelle Foster, P.O. Box 304, Ipswich, MA 01938.