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Roger W. Forte Obituary
Roger W. Forte, 71, went to be with the Lord on August 7, 2012.

Roger was born June 18, 1941 in Akron and graduated from St. Mary's High School. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company with forty years of service. Roger enjoyed drag racing and golfing with his best friend Tom.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Irene (Cook) and Leonard Forte. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Barbara (Freese) Forte; children, Mike (Terri) Forte, Michele (Jim) Miller, Joe (Shelly) Forte, Teresa (Chris) Skully, Tim Forte, Tom (Tammy) Forte, Lori (Eric) Stecz; 18 wonderful grandchildren who he dearly loved; sister, Patty (John) Jemson; in-laws, Estelle (Hugh) Cox, Joe (Sue) Freese; special friend, Tom (Joanne) Kennedy and many more friends.

A funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Fr. G. David Bline officiating. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at House of Eberhardt Funeral Home, 472 W. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd. (Rt. 619). In lieu of flowers, if so desired, donations may be made to St. Francis de Sales Parish School, 4019 Manchester Rd., Akron, OH 44319.


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Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Aug. 9, 2012
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