Benjamin Andrew Foss

Obituary

Benjamin Andrew Foss passed away tragically from a heroin overdose laced with fentanyl on
May 11, 2023.

Ben was born on November 18, 1993. As a youngster, Ben enjoyed playing baseball and
participating in many other activities including football, soccer, basketball, and taekwondo.

As an adult, Ben loved books, movies, and music. He taught himself to play ukulele, often
entertaining his friends and family members with his newest rendition of a song. Ben also
enjoyed reading, and particularly enjoyed books about 20th century history and politics. In the last couple of years, Ben had taken up bodybuilding and adhered to a stringent daily routine of weightlifting exercises.

Throughout his twenties, Ben worked as a painter, framer, and demolition man. He was looking forward to starting his own painting business in the future.

Ben had an affable personality and enjoyed making others laugh. He made friends easily, and enjoyed spending time playing sports, enjoying a good meal, and joking around with his buddies.

Due to a heroin/fentanyl overdose, the light of this funny, intelligent, kind-hearted spirit was
taken from our lives by a horrible and relentless drug. Our family asks that you realize no one is
immune to the epidemic of heroin and opioid addiction.

We fought as hard as we knew how to help Benjamin.The fact that our constant hope of his recovery was dashed so senselessly, is devastating.

We must fight hard against these drugs because they block the brain’s ability to make sound decisions in order to save one’s self.

For those inclined, we ask that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to one of the following organizations:

  • Adult-Teen Challenge Seattle men’s campus
  • The Salvation Army or
  • The Union Gospel Mission

Each of these organizations provide programs to help people struggling with addiction.

Rest in peace dear Benjamin, you will not be forgotten.

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Susan Byars
Susan Byars
18 days ago

Our family is thinking of you and praying for you during this time. Much love to all of you, Susan

Tocheny
Tocheny
17 days ago

You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this very unfortunate time. Benjamin was a great person and a wonderful friend to me. I’ll miss him.

The Mace’s
The Mace’s
14 days ago

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Are deepest condolences.

Jim Kinas
Jim Kinas
14 days ago

I was shocked when I learned the news. I didn’t know Ben well, but I met him, realized right away what a likable guy he was and he seemed like a very happy fellow at the time. I might vaguely recall learning he had an issue with drugs, but I would not have guessed during my interaction with him, so that knowledge wasn’t even on my radar. Perhaps he wasn’t struggling with the addiction at that time, or perhaps he hid it well. That just goes to show you. Shannon and Michael, my sincere condolences.

Khali Nyeazi
Khali Nyeazi
14 days ago

Shannon, Andy and Daniel, You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this very unfortunate time. Benjamin was a great kid as we knew him, we had great memories from him. This was a very shocking news. He will be missed so much.
Love,
Khali, Assad, Eddie and Eli.

Linda Spektor
Linda Spektor
14 days ago

Shannon
I know how much you worried about Ben. Knowing you we have no doubt that he was very special. May you find comfort in the fond memories you have of him.
We are here for you
Linda and Eugene

James Foss
James Foss
14 days ago

Ben, you were a great guy. The tragedy of addiction and open borders hurts us all with your loss. God Bless everyone who knew and loved you.

Brad Foss
Brad Foss
14 days ago

Ben was a great kid. Funny, lovable, strong and down the earth. We all prayed for him for years to beat this addiction. He will be sorely missed by all of his family and remembered for all the good times. Rest in peace Benjamin.

Julie Cleveland
Julie Cleveland
14 days ago

My deepest condolences and prayers to Benjamin’s family.

Glenda Carr
Glenda Carr
13 days ago

I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family and friends 🙏

Joyce (Sougstad) Flugum
Joyce (Sougstad) Flugum
13 days ago

There are no words that adequately express how much we are hurting for all of Ben’s family.

Michelle Briwn
Michelle Briwn
12 days ago

My deepest condolences go out to you Shannon and your families and friends who have loved your Ben.
Ben will always be with you! May his Spirit be your strength, Amen

Betsy Sahr Dollard
Betsy Sahr Dollard
8 days ago

We are so very sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for all.

Garret Dillahunt
Garret Dillahunt
8 days ago

I know how hard this is. Sending love and support. Here if you need anything.

Andrew Foss
Andrew Foss
5 days ago

Missing You son, was out looking for you when you fell off bed out of sight by me in my wheelchair ♿️ we were to go shopping and stop by LAFitness…🥲🙏🙏🙏