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Foster Martin Berkheimer passed on to his eternal reward September 3rd at Holy Spirit Hospital. Foster was born September 26, 1928 and was a lifelong resident of Monroe Township, Mechanicsburg, PA. He was the founder of F.M.Berkheimer, Inc. and a “Mr. Fix-it”/ owner of Williams Grove Mobile Homes. Foster attended Bowmansdale Church of God and was a teacher, superintendent, council member/president and life elder. He served as a trustee for Winebrenner Seminary. He was a founding member of the Upper Allen Kiwanis Club, with perfect attendance. He served the community through the Mechanicsburg Museum Association, J. T. Simpson Library Board, Mechanicsburg High School Alumni, Union Church Board & Trustee, Mechanicsburg Foundation, Cumberland Valley School Board and Monroe Township Planning Commission. He organized the Bicentennial Wagon Train stop in Monroe Township and the sesquicentennial steam engine excursions on the Cumberland Valley Railroad for the Mechanicsburg Museum Association. Foster was honored by State Representative Jerry Nailor with the Four Chaplains Award for his community service.

Foster is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dolores (Hupper) Berkheimer, son Frederick Berkheimer (Kathleen), and daughters Patrice Berkheimer, Wendy Berkheimer and Linda Perry. Two grandchildren: Angie Miller (Rod), Ian Berkheimer (Courtney) and six great-grandchildren: Rodgers, Kylie, Elijah and Kenzie Miller and Peyton and Fynn Berkheimer. Foster will be remembered by many for his love of family, church, and community.

Visitation will be held at the Bowmansdale Church of God Fellowship Hall Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 1:00 PM followed by a celebration of life service at 4:30 PM in the sanctuary. Interment will follow immediately at the Dillsburg Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bowmansdale Church of God, 101 E. Lisburn Road, Bowmansdale, PA 17055.

An online guestbook can be signed at www.cocklinfuneralhome.com

This article originally ran on cumberlink.com.

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