Forrest "Tree" M. Woolford
AGE: 55 • Freehold
Forrest M. "Tree" Woolford, 55, of Freehold, died Monday, April 21, 2014, at St. Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick. He was born in Long Branch and was a lifelong Freehold resident. He was a mechanic for the Manalapan Township Department of Public Works. He was a member and Ex-Captain of the Monmouth Hose Company of the Freehold Fire Department. He was a fifth generation Freehold Fire Department member and served as Chief of the department from 1996 to 1998. He was a member of the Freehold Fire Department Ex-Chiefs Association, Freehold Fire Department Exempt Fireman's Association, Turkey Swamp Rod and Gun Club, and the Freehold Fin, Fur, and Feather Club.
His father, Bruce Woolford, died last October. Surviving are his wife, Cindy Woolford; two daughters, Kristen Richmond and her husband Joe and Heather Woolford; his mother, Daffie Mitchell Woolford; a sister, Betsy Lachowsky and her husband Michael; a granddaughter, AnnMarie Richmond; his nieces, Julia Givens and Larissa Lachowsky; his mother-in-law, Margaret Bradley; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Terry and John Givens; and his godchildren, Victoria and Patrick Wagner.
The viewing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 24, with Freehold Fire Department services at 7 p.m. at the Higgins Memorial Home, 20 Center St., Freehold. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, April 25 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 61 Georgia Road, Freehold, followed by interment at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Freehold. Memorial donations to the Freehold Fire Department Memorial Fund, 49 West Main St., Freehold, NJ 07728 would be appreciated.