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Franklin E. Forsyth
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 1:40 PM
Franklin E. Forsyth, 83, of New Haven, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, did Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Genesis Healthcare, New Haven.
Mr. Forsyth served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was employed as superintendent of the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, in New Haven, for 40 years, retiring in 1995. He was also a long-time bus driver for the East Allen County Schools.
He was a lifelong member of the New Haven United Methodist Church and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2457. He was also a member of American Legion Post 330, I.O.O.F. Harmony Lodge 14 and the New Haven Alumni Band.
He was born in New Haven to Alpha and M. LaVerne Forsyth. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Forsyth.
Survivors include two daughters, Becky (Kent) Notestine, of Woodburn, and Linda (Dave) Lewis, of Ossian; two sons, Paul (Pam) Forsyth and Mark Forsyth, both of New Haven; three sisters, June Doty, of Fort Wayne; Evelyn Schimmoller, of Tampa, FL; and Phyllis Husband, of Huntington; a brother, Robert (Sharon) Forsyth, of Constantine, MI; 14 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
Calling is Tuesday, March 4, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 Ind.-930 East, New Haven. A service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 10 a.m., with calling one hour prior to the service. Burial, with military honors, will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, in New Haven
Memorial gifts may be made to the Riley Children's Hospital Cardiology Department in memory of Mr. Forsyth's son, David.