Brian Allen Foster, 63: lover of history, antique radios

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BATH — Brian Allen Foster, 63,  died Oct. 12 at Mid Coast Hospital after a long struggle with cancer. Foster was born in Bath on July 19, 1949, the son of Oliver and Germaine (Gagnon) Foster. He graduated in 1967 from Morse High School, where he was an active member of the band and later the Bath Municipal Band.  He went on to earn a degree in electrical design at ITT Technical Institute of Boston.

Foster was a lifelong lover of history, especially the golden age of radio. He traveled throughout Europe, visiting the Lakes District of England several times. He also was a talented Americana artist, whose works primarily captured the great sailing ships. A lover of all antiques, he particularly enjoyed collecting and restoring vintage radios and old homes in Bath. He was owner of Dreamland Radio in Bath and of Fosters Trading Company in Boothbay, Damariscotta and Edgecomb. He also served as publisher of the Maine Antique Guide.

Foster is survived by his sisters, Marilyn Foster, of Westbrook, and Linda Lomba, of Bath; two nephews, Johnny Lomba, of Portland, and Christopher Lomba, of Seattle; and his niece, Sarah Lomba deGrandis, of Portland.

A funeral was held Oct. 18 at All Saints Parish, St. Mary’s Church, in Bath. Interment followed at Oak Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Dean Snell Foundation or the Coastal Humane Society.

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