CHESAPEAKE ─ David Grehling Foster, 42, died peacefully at Chesapeake Regional Hospital on September 30, 2021, from heart failure. A graduate of Mary Washington University with a BA in Business Administration in 2001, he continued his education at Old Dominion University School of Business and received an MBA degree in 2010.
David was born and raised in Southwest Virginia to Donald Foster and the late Tonita Minge Foster, spending his early life in both Bedford, VA and Roanoke, VA, graduating from North Cross School in 1997. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 10 years, April Magruder Foster of Newport News, VA and Chesapeake, VA; two sons, Jackson (7) and Cole (4); one brother, Chris Warren (Susan) of Fairfax, VA; his father, Donald Foster of Williamsburg, VA, and a host of extended family and friends.
David began his work career in 2003 as a contract liaison analyst for Serco Incorporated before later joining the staff of the U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command (MSC) as a civilian contracting agent. After joining the MSC in 2009 as a contract specialist, David was an exemplary employee, working tirelessly to support his peers and the command staff and was promoted to the position of Supervisory Contract Specialist, before his eventual selection as the Engineering Services Branch Manager in 2017, directly working for the MSC Executive Director. In these positions, David received numerous awards and accolades for his efforts supporting the preparedness mission of the MSC, to include being selected in 2017 to attend the prestigious Department of the Navy’s Leadership Conference. David loved his country and took great pride in his work, often championing the efforts of his staff members by nominating them for quarterly and yearly awards and recognition.
David enjoyed traveling, being active and was an accomplished baseball and softball player throughout his life. David’s one true love in life was living in Chesapeake, with his wife April and two sons, Jackson and Cole. David took enormous pleasure in spending time with his family, spending countless hours with them at the beach. An avid supporter of the Atlanta Braves baseball team throughout his life, David followed the team with tremendous passion.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, October 9th at 3pm at Little Island Park, Sandbridge Beach (3820 S Sandpiper Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456). All are welcome to attend.
Express condolences to the family at www.altmeyerfh.com.