ZELDA ELESTINE FOSTER-MCCARY passed away peacefully while in the loving presence of her family on Friday, February 1st, 2013 at St. Ann's Hospital. Zelda was born on July 28th, 1965 in Cleveland Ohio. Funeral service 10:00a.m. Saturday, February 9th, 2013, Chapel of Caliman Funeral Services, 3700 Refugee Rd. Visitation 9:00a.m.-10:00a.m. Interment Eastlawn Cemetery.
A pioneer in the movement that brought hospice care to the United States has died. Zelda Foster is credited with introducing end-of-life care to Veterans Administration hospitals and co-founding the first Hospice Association, in New York.
WARNER: Zelda Foster died on July 4th at her home in Brooklyn under care of her husband and hospice aid. Her daughter Rachel says it's fitting that her mom would die as the nation was celebrating independence.