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William A. Foster, former publisher of the East Greenwich Pendulum for two decades before retiring in 1984, died at his Florida retirement home in Bradenton, Fla. on Monday. He was 88.
A native of Framingham, Mass., Foster earned his degree in Journalism from Northeastern University and spent his first 20 years in the field with a series of advertising and public relations positions with Westinghouse, W.R. Grace.
In 1959, as Vice-President of the Noyes Advertising Agency in Providence, Foster moved to East Greenwich with his wife, Jane, and five children. Five years later, the Rhode Island Pendulum came up for sale and Foster lived out his dream in purchasing the weekly publication where he and his wife ran it for 20 years.
More details on the passing will be published in the Feb. 2 edition of the East Greenwich Pendulum.