Frank E. Floster, 99

SOUTH PARIS — Frank E. Floster, 99, of Harrison, passed away peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris.

Frank is survived by two sons, William of Bridgton and John of West Paris. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth; son Frank; his brother Leslie; and sister Charlotte.

Frank was the son of William and Lula Floster, and was born on May 25, 1919 in Matoaca, Va. He graduated from Union High School in Union, N.J., in 1938, and was a member of the football, wrestling and track teams. After graduation, he worked as a messenger on Wall Street in New York City.

Frank entered the U.S. Army in 1943. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and was a World War II combat veteran, seeing action in Italy, Austria and Germany. He returned to the United States in 1946.

On April 26, 1947, Frank married his loving wife, Elizabeth Allan, at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, N.J. They settled in South Plainfield, N.J., where they raised their three sons.

Frank worked in the sales department at Purolator Products in Rahway, N.J., until he retired in 1974. After retirement, he settled into the vacation house he had built on Crystal Lake in Harrison, Maine.

Frank enjoyed woodworking and made several beautiful cabinets and a small boat. His favorite pastime was caring for his house and grounds. Frank was an avid outdoorsman and loved camping and fishing with his family.

Frank was a kind and generous man, who liked nothing more than to be spending time with his friends and family. He will be greatly missed by those that knew and loved him.

Family and friends may attend visitation on Friday, July 13, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Chandler Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, July 14, at 10 a.m. at the Harrison Village Cemetery (Route 35 and School Street). Online condolences may be shared with his family at

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