May 6, 2012
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David B. Forster, 74, of Harveys Lake, died Sunday, May 6, 2012, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, a son of the late Isaac and Marie Keil Forster. Dave was a six-year Navy veteran and was formerly employed by IBEW Union Local 1319. He was a member of American Legion Post 967, Harveys Lake, and was a former Harveys Lake Councilman. He was a 50-year member of the Landmark Lodge, Wilkes-Barre; the Bloomsburg Consistory, the Irem Temple Shrine, and the Irem Motor Corp. Dave was also a pioneer in the local horse industry, and a local 4-H leader. He was also a yearly volunteer for the Luzerne County Fair. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Isaac (Buddy) Forster. He is survived by his daughters, Bonnie Michaels and husband Jim, Harveys Lake; Rhonda, Harveys Lake; brother, Edward (Art) Forster and wife, Sandy; uncle, William Forster and wife, Kathy; grandson, Richard Hislop and wife, Victoria; great-granddaughter, Sophia Hislop; several nieces and nephews. Special gratitude goes to his niece, Wendy Forster, who along with Bonnie and Jim was a caregiver to the end. A private service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Memorial Highway, Dallas, with a celebration of Dave's life to follow at his daughter, Bonnie's home. Details can be obtained from the Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerbey Ave., Kingston.
Published in Times Leader on May 9, 2012