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David Peter Forrest

1935-2013 BENNINGTON, VERMONT David Peter Forrest, age 78, a resident of the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington, died on Sunday, September 29, 2013. He was born in Bennington, on July 2, 1935, and was the son of the late Leonard and Bernice (Bushee) Forrest. He received his education in Bennington schools. Mr. Forrest was an Army veteran. In 1964, he and Bill Congdon started Star Electric Company in Bennington. He left Star Electric and went to work for UST in Bennington, until his retirement. He was a member of the Moose Club and was a Past Governor also. Mr. Forrest enjoyed "coffee time" at both Stewart's and Friendly's with his friends. He was an avid reader. He is survived by two sons; David Forrest and his wife Wanda of Pownal, VT and his son Joseph Forrest of Bennington. He has two step-children: Vicki Jerome and her husband James of Bennington, and William Martin and his wife Kris of Shushan, NY. Mr. Forrest leaves his grandchildren: Cara Martin, J.C. Jerome, Kerri Martin, Zack Forrest, Reiss Forrest, and Adian Forrest. He also has two great grandchildren; Harper Sauer, and Leium Forrest. Mr. Forrest is also survived by one brother and sister-in-law; Leonard and Diane Forrest of Bennington, VT. He is predeceased by his sister Patricia Accri, and his brother Charles Forrest. Services for Mr. Forrest will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vermont Veterans Home Resident's Actvities Fund through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201. Guestbook condolence may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net



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Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 2, 2013
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