SR535: Celebrating the life of Howard H. Foust, Jr.


SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 535
Celebrating the life of Howard H. Foust, Jr.

 

Agreed to by the Senate, September 10, 2020

 

WHEREAS, Howard H. Foust, Jr., a passionate educator who touched countless lives over the course of his career in Portsmouth Public Schools, died on August 25, 2020; and

WHEREAS, a native of Burlington, North Carolina, Howard Foust graduated with honors from Jordan Sellars High School, then received a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina Central University; he continued his education at Duke University, where he earned a master’s degree in 1973; and

WHEREAS, Howard Foust began a long and fulfilling career with Portsmouth Public Schools in 1965; he taught mathematics and physics at I.C. Norcom High School for 36 years and Woodrow Wilson High School for one year; and

WHEREAS, Howard Foust also taught summer school and night classes at I.C. Norcom High School and was a part-time instructor at Elizabeth City State University, Tidewater Community College, and Norfolk State University; and

WHEREAS, respected among his peers, Howard Foust offered his insights and expertise to the Portsmouth Education Association, Virginia Education Association, and National Education Association; he earned countless awards and accolades for his professional achievements over the years; and

WHEREAS, after his well-earned retirement, Howard Foust served as financial secretary of the African American Historical Society of Portsmouth and financial secretary and treasurer of the Portsmouth Retired Educators Association; and

WHEREAS, Howard Foust volunteered with youth sports for many years and was one of the first certified African American youth bowling coaches in Portsmouth; he established a regional youth bowling association and organized a youth travel league, in addition to participating in adult tournaments; and

WHEREAS, Howard Foust enjoyed fellowship and worship with the community as an active member of Zion Baptist Church; and

WHEREAS, Howard Foust will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife, Iva; his children, Michael, Monica, and Malcolm, and their families; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Senate of Virginia hereby note with great sadness the loss of Howard H. Foust, Jr., a respected educator in Portsmouth; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Howard H. Foust, Jr., as an expression of the Senate of Virginia’s respect for his memory.

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 535

Offered September 9, 2020
Celebrating the life of Howard H. Foust, Jr.
Patron-- Lucas

WHEREAS, Howard H. Foust, Jr., a passionate educator who touched countless lives over the course of his career in Portsmouth Public Schools, died on August 25, 2020; and

WHEREAS, a native of Burlington, North Carolina, Howard Foust graduated with honors from Jordan Sellars High School, then received a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina Central University; he continued his education at Duke University, where he earned a master’s degree in 1973; and

WHEREAS, Howard Foust began a long and fulfilling career with Portsmouth Public Schools in 1965; he taught mathematics and physics at I.C. Norcom High School for 36 years and Woodrow Wilson High School for one year; and

WHEREAS, Howard Foust also taught summer school and night classes at I.C. Norcom High School and was a part-time instructor at Elizabeth City State University, Tidewater Community College, and Norfolk State University; and

WHEREAS, respected among his peers, Howard Foust offered his insights and expertise to the Portsmouth Education Association, Virginia Education Association, and National Education Association; he earned countless awards and accolades for his professional achievements over the years; and

WHEREAS, after his well-earned retirement, Howard Foust served as financial secretary of the African American Historical Society of Portsmouth and financial secretary and treasurer of the Portsmouth Retired Educators Association; and

WHEREAS, Howard Foust volunteered with youth sports for many years and was one of the first certified African American youth bowling coaches in Portsmouth; he established a regional youth bowling association and organized a youth travel league, in addition to participating in adult tournaments; and

WHEREAS, Howard Foust enjoyed fellowship and worship with the community as an active member of Zion Baptist Church; and

WHEREAS, Howard Foust will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife, Iva; his children, Michael, Monica, and Malcolm, and their families; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Senate of Virginia hereby note with great sadness the loss of Howard H. Foust, Jr., a respected educator in Portsmouth; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Howard H. Foust, Jr., as an expression of the Senate of Virginia’s respect for his memory.