One Who Was Lost

Within the Moravian College extended family, Noel J. Foster ’82 is the only confirmed death among the casualties of September 11.

Foster, 41, of Bridgewater, N.J., was a reinsurance manager and vice president with Aon Corp. The Chicago-based risk assessment and insurance company had offices on the 92nd, 99th and 100th floors of World Trade Center II.

Foster had arrived late to work on September 11 because he was helping an employee with a broken leg get to the office, said Foster’s college roommate, Stanley Rugis ’82 of Easton, who spoke to the Express-Times.

“What we speculate is he was helping that person get out of the office when the building went down,” Rugis said.

At Moravian, Foster was a member of Beta Lambda Chi fraternity, published a newspaper and started the Society for Political and Economic Consciousness.

He also campaigned for state Rep. Bob Freeman in his successful bid to represent the 136th district in the Legislature.

In an appreciation published September 14, Carlson (“Corky”) J. Blake ’82, a sports columnist with the Express-Times, wrote of Foster: “We respected each other, tried to get Moravian to divest itself from multinational companies with ties to South Africa and never had an argument in two years of off-campus living.”

Foster is survived by his wife, Nancy, and their daughters Megan, 8, and Nicole, 5.