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Toner Richard Forshey

July 1, 1938 ~ November 13, 2017 (age 79)

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Toner Richard Forshey

July 1, 1938      November 13, 2017

     Toner Richard “Dick” Forshey, 79, rural Martinsburg, passed away Monday evening at UPMC Altoona after a lengthy illness. 

     He was born in rural Williamsburg, son of the late Robert Martin and Georgiana Alma (Waite) Forshey.  On August 31, 1964 he married Sandra J. Edwards at St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Williamsburg.  She preceded him in death on June 23, 1983.

     Surviving are a daughter, Kristine L. (Scott) Mowery of rural Martinsburg, with whom he resided; 6 grandchildren: Sheena (Justin) Kagarise and Alicia (Josh) Bradley both of Williamsburg, Bethany (Shane) Stokes of Ashland, VA, Bryant (Catie) Mowery of New Castle, Brandon (Julie) Mowery of rural Martinsburg and Brooke Mowery at home; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Suzanne “Susie” (Bill) Collins of Hollidaysburg; and a brother, W. Thomas Forshey of Martinsburg.

     He was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen L. Frye; a sister, Lillian June Banks; and a brother, George Robert Forshey.

     Mr. Forshey was a 1957 graduate of Williamsburg High School and a U.S. Army veteran serving as a medic at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX.

     He was employed as a property and bodily injury claims adjuster for Nationwide Mutual Insurance and Pennsylvania National Insurance Company.  After his retirement in 1998 he worked as a private licensed investigator for Kufta Associates in York County.

     Mr. Forshey was longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Williamsburg.  He was also a member of the Portage Lodge F&AM 220, Hollidaysburg and the Bonner Sollenberger American Legion Post 456, Williamsburg.

     He loved spending time with his family and best furry friend, Colby and also enjoyed golfing, driving around the cove in his blue Lincoln and spending time with friends at the donut shop. 

     Friends will be received from 4-7pm, Friday, November 17, 2017 at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg.  Private inurnment will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, rural Williamsburg.

     The family prefers memorial contributions be given to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5193 Clover Creek Rd., Williamsburg, PA.




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