Cassadaga - Richard A. "Dick" Forbes, 81, of Cassadaga, died on Monday, July 8, 2013 at Brooks Memorial Hospital.
Born July 30, 1931 in Jamestown, son of the late Harold P. and Emma Dean Forbes.
Dick was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving with the United States Army.
Richard A. Forbes
He was employed at Blackstone as a machine operator retiring in 1996. Dick then drove for C.A.R.T.S. until 2007.
With the help of his family he built his home in 1998. He enjoyed making family photo albums, working outdoors, fishing and playing cards. Dick was happy-go-lucky and loved to joke around.
Husband of 53 years to Betty J. Smith Forbes whom he married Sept. 26, 1959; father of Julie (David) Niles of Frewsburg, Allan R. (Sandy) Forbes of Cassada-ga, Matthew (Heidi) Forbes of Forestville and Elaine (Kenneth) Lindquist of Oxford, NC; grandfather of 12 including the late Rose Marie Lindquist; great-grandfather of six; brother of Harold (Nell) Forbes of Ashville, Darwin (Ruth) Forbes of Sinclairville and the late Cora Brown, Beverly Higgs, Shirleigh Martin, Geraldine Bosak, Warren, Morris and Charlotte Forbes.
Memorial service 1 p.m. Sunday in Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville with visitation one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Cassadaga VFD or Brooks Memorial Hospital Dialysis.