OGDENSBURG -- Michael A. Forrest Sr., age 81 of the McCormick Road, and formerly of New Jersey passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.
A gathering for family and friends will be held at the family home on Thursday, Dec 20, 2018, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Burial will be private.
Surviving is his wife, Abby Forrest of Ogdensburg; two sons, Michael Forrest Jr. & his wife, Christine of Ogdensburg and Christopher Forrest & his wife ,Diane of Pennsylvania; a daughter, Tina Cornell & her husband, Robert of Buena Vista, PA; two sisters, Mary “Ricky” Gross & her husband, Robert of Hamilton, NJ and Vicki Elkins & her husband, John of Hamilton, NJ; five grandchildren, Shane Cornell, Aiden & Ainsley Forrest, and Nathan & Collin Forrest.
Michael was born on December 14, 1937, in Ogdensburg, NY, a son of the late Edwin & June (Valance) Forrest.
He attended Ogdensburg Free Academy for grade school and graduated from Steinert High School in New Jersey.
He enlisted with the Air National Guard at McGuire Air Force Base in 1955 and later with the US Airforce in 1958. He received his honorable discharge in 1962.
On May 12, 1963, he married the love of his life Abby Jannone.
Michael worked 37 years for Public Service Electric & Gas in New Jersey as a supervising construction engineer until 1996 when he retired.
He enjoyed working on his horse farm, traveling, going on cruises, dancing, flying airplanes and spending time with his family.
Memorial contributions can be made to Fort La Presentation, PO Box 1749, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.
Condolences and fond memories can also be shared at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.