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J. Garrett Forsythe Jr.

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J. Garrett Forsythe Jr. Obituary
Mr. J. Garrett Forsythe, Jr., age 89, passed away at Lima Estates ACTS community on Sunday, May 21. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Susan Emmott Forsythe, who resides at Lima Estates; son, Garrett, in Villa Rica, Ga.; daughter, Patricia, in Royal Palm Beach, Fla.; Brothers, Jim, in Brenham, Texas; George, in Media, Pa.; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter, who shares his birthday. Garrett was a long-time Media resident and graduated from Westtown School and Swarthmore College. He spent most of his career with DuPont as a Research and Product Development Engineer and held several patents, including a specialized centrifuge used in medical testing. A Navy veteran, Garrett served in the Korean War as a naval aviator in theVA-65 squadron. He flew dozens of missions, piloting an AD-6 Skyraider from several aircraft carriers. He was a member of Media Monthly Meeting and served as treasurer for many years. His hobbies included repairing electronics, gardening, music, and sailing. He and his family enjoyed many summer weekends at the Elk River in Maryland over many decades. A memorial service will be held at Lima Estates in Media, Pa., on Saturday, July 15, at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the Lima Estates ACTS community Legacy Foundation Samaritans Fund. Condolences: jnelsonrigbyfh.com
Published in The Daily Times on June 2, 2017
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