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NEWPORT NEWS - Thomas Joseph Forgeng, age 71, of Newport News, VA, peacefully went home to be with his Savior on September 1, 2014. Tom was born in Philadelphia, PA on August 14, 1943. He graduated from Abington High School and continued on to Texas A&M and then completed his education at Temple University where he received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Tom retired as a Commander from the United States Navy after 27 years of dedicated service. Additionally, Tom served the Veterans Administration Hospitals for 20 years while concurrently teaching his beloved students at the VCU school of Dentistry. Tom was married to Carol (Hamilton) Forgeng on January 3, 1970; they were married 44 years. Tom is survived by his wife, Carol Forgeng; his 7 children, Laura Leichty (Christopher), Trip Forgeng (Jessica), Stefanie Abraham (Mel), Joell Forgeng, Cheryl Olsen (Erik), James Forgeng (Amanda), and Courtney Forgeng; his 12 grandchildren, Sydney, James, Jack, Laura (Ellie), Victoria, Trygve, Noell, Sara, Joscelin, Linus, Mason, and Emma; his brother Bruce Forgeng (Charlotte); his mother in law, Sara Hamilton; his brother in law, Douglas Hamilton (Patty); 3 nieces, Cora, April, and Lisa; and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Tom is preceded in death by his father and mother, Thomas and Florence Forgeng. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 6th, at 10:30 a.m. at Denbigh Baptist Church in Newport News. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 5th, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Denbigh Baptist Church. Interment will be private. Funeral arrangements are being handled by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Denbigh Baptist Church, 13010 Mitchell Point Rd, Newport News, VA, 23602.
Published in Daily Press on Sept. 4, 2014
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