Tony Carnill Foster, Jr., 34

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Tony Carnill Foster, Jr.

The life of Tony Carnill Fos­ter, Jr., a Marin City resident, was celebrated on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at the Corner­stone Church of God in Christ in Marin City. The repast was held at the St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Marin City.

Foster drowned while boo­gie-boarding at Stinson Beach with his girlfriend Justina Kane on the evening of Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Witnesses said he was swept out to sea by a riptide at about 6:40 p.m. An extensive search for Foster was conducted until dark on Wednesday and his body was found at the north end of the beach at 7:15 a.m. Thurs­day morning.

Foster, better known as “Tone,” was born in Marin Gen­eral Hospital in Greenbrae on October 24, 1984, to Leona Mae Smith and Tony Carnill Foster, Sr. Foster loved sports from an early age. When he was 8 years old, he joined the Marin City Boxing Club, and learned box­ing under the instruction of Ed­ward “Boone” Green, the club’s director. Green saw Foster ma­ture and take responsibility for his actions, and later hired Foster to serve as a fitness and boxing instructor at the club.

Foster graduated from Ta­malpais High School in 2003, where he had been a star foot­ball player.

After attending the College of Marin for a year and a half, Foster decided to work full-time to help pay his own way. He worked at a variety of retail stores, ranging from Best Buy to Target.

Foster still strove to elevate himself. He enrolled and gradu­ated from the Northern Califor­nia Laborers Apprenticeship Program to begin a career as a Construction Craft Laborer.

 

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