Foster Lloyd Brown
May 26, 1931 - December 01, 2017
Monday, December 18, 2017 6:13 AM
He was my professor at Oneonta, and one of my most memorable. He was the one that showed me the internet. I remember going to another college library through the internet. It was so cool at the time. I remember him being into virtual reality- this was back I. 1992. He also used to talk about how through meditation he could slow his heart. So cool. Most important, the class I feared most was statistics. , ended up gettin an A in the class and was even a TA. He was ahead of his time. He also spoke about open book tests were fine because in the real world you could open a book
Stephen Seligson (Commack, NY)
Monday, December 11, 2017 5:32 PM
I was very sorry to hear the news about Foster’s death. It came from Steve Edelstein, a mutual friend, and it was good to hear from Steve, even if on this sad occasion.
Foster was a unique individual, who had a great deal of positive influence on me. I know he held a special place in all of our hearts. I was quite happy to learn some years ago that Steve had honored his mentorship by founding a scholarship in Foster’s name at Oneonta. That was a pretty special thing of him to do. It is important to remember people like Foster, in whatever way we can, because someone like him comes around but once in one's lifetime.
Friend, former student, and lifelong fan,
Michael Phelan (Irvine, CA)
Monday, December 11, 2017 11:34 AM
Wendell - so sorry for your loss. I remember driving around Oneonta in the electric car you built together. Also recall early computers and homemade phones back in our high school days. I remember you repeating some of the jokes your dad told his classes.
Diana and I ran into him at a diner in Franklin two autumns ago. We had a brief but very pleasant chat. He had a remarkable life and was a visionary, a legacy I have seen you continuing.
George "Lee" and Diana Niles
Monday, December 11, 2017 11:32 AM
Sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers and thoughts.
Sunday, December 10, 2017 5:47 PM
What a great professor and friend. He had a profound influence on my life and I'm glad I had the opportunity to honor him with the scholarship in his name.
Steven Edelstein (Lincoln, MA)
Saturday, December 09, 2017 7:05 PM
I miss you Dad. I very much loved the journey we had together. You will always remain here with me in my heart.
Wendell Brown (Henderson, NV)
Thursday, December 07, 2017 2:52 PM
"Fathers hold our hands for a little while, but hold our hearts forever." Love you, dad.
Celeste (Oneonta, NY)
Thursday, December 07, 2017 11:30 AM
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