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Eugene Walter Foster ’93

Eugene Walter Foster ’93, November 2, 2009, in Santa Monica, California. Geno earned a BA from Reed in art. In addition to his flair for visual art, he also had an ear for music, conducting basement jam sessions, playing banjo and guitar, and creating complex electronic music tracks and sound design. Geno's interest in film and television took root with Super 8 movies in childhood and later resurfaced in his jobs with the Will Vinton Studio and the Game Show Network. In his public obituary, we read: “He was always there to help a friend in the film and television industry, working late nights and weekends on independent films, TV pitches, and home movies, and shared in the joy of their successes.” Former housemate Phil Jenks ’90 described living with Geno when Phil experienced his first grand-mal seizure: “I came back to consciousness in my bedroom, terrified—I didn't know what was going on. I remember Geno made me feel instantly at ease explaining the situation. He was the one who heard me and called the ambulance. He was all heart.” Geno was caring toward animals, and treasured his rescue dog Maggie. In 2008, he and his partner, Rachel Litchfield, purchased Cafe Dana in Santa Monica. Survivors include Rachel; and his mother, sister, and grandfather.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2010

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