Fred Forys, 87, of LeRaysville, Pa. passed away peacefully Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., surrounded by his loving family. Fred was born on Sept. 25, 1926 in Plymouth, Pa., the son of George and Lucy Stefanick Forys and later moved to the family farm in LeRaysville where he resided for 81 years. In early years, Fred was employed by General Electric in Johnson City, N.Y. and retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture in 1989, all the while working and managing the family farm. He loved the outdoors, working around his home and sports. He enjoyed being competitive in playing basketball, golf and bowling and watching his grandchildren participate in sporting events. Fred was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who treasured time spent with his family. He was a member of the South Warren Community Church.
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Surviving are his loving wife of over 61 years, Geraldine Ayers Forys; children, Micheal Forys and wife Lynn Chaffee Forys, Cindy Robinson and husband Milton, Teresa Forys-Savage and husband James, Mary Souto and husband Tom; grandchildren, Kelly and Matt Donahue, Kim and Todd Legg, Kari Forys and Taylor Smith, Jeremy and Becky Robinson, Shannon and Tommy Gorman, Lucille Edsell, Ryan Edsell and Nicole, Nathan Savage, Chelsie Souto and Cory Souto; eight great grandchildren; his brother, Edward Forys as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Sophie Sienko.
The funeral service will be held at noon on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Larry Pelton of the South Warren Community Church officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, in care of James Seipler, 606 Ridge Road, Rome, PA 18837 or to the South Warren Community Church, 3321 LeRaysville Road, Rome, PA 18837, in Fred Forys memory. Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.bowenfuneralhomes.com.
Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home
217 York Avenue
Towanda, PA 18848
Published in Daily Review on June 22, 2014