Glen Peter Foerst, 73, of Gainesville, passed away April 20th due to complications of cancer.
Pete was born in Trenton, NJ on May 24,1946. As a small child his family moved here. He graduated from Gainesville High School in 1964 and joined the Marine Corps. He served two tours in Vietnam, became a Sargent, and received a Purple Heart. Upon returning, he worked in construction before working for the U.S. Post Office. After being a letter carrier for 30 years at the University Station Post Office in Gainesville he retired. He was a lifelong Gator fan. He is preceded in death by his parents Roger & Betty Foerst; his sisters Janet (Tom) Hill & Laura Kitamura. He is survived by his wife Darlene Foerst; his sister Lynn (Woody) James; his sons Justin (Melissa) Foerst & Tyler Foerst; his grandsons Noah & Blake, countless nieces and nephews, and his loyal dog Butch.
Due to Covid-19, a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society or the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.