George Forsythe
1924 - 2017
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George D. Forsythe, 93, of Framingham, died peacefully Friday, November 24, 2017 at Brookdale Senior Living.

He is survived by his three daughters, Rev. Faith Tolson (Darryl Steward) of Framingham, Leslie Booth and (Russell) of Burlington, NJ, Anne Bridges (Jay) of Hampstead, NC; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death was his wife of 59 years, Caroline Louise (Seth); brothers, Edmund and James; sisters, Florence Wilson, Ruth Richmond, Kathleen Lewis and Clementine.

Born in Boston, to the late Alfred and Mary, he was a WWII Army Sargent. A graduate of Boston University, he was a staff reporter at New Journal in Norfolk, VA. From there he worked at the Boston Traveler from 1955 to 1968. He broke the newsroom barrier by being the first African American news reporter in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He went on to WHDH where he worked as an on-air news reporter. He went on to work for the government in the Department of Health and Human Services. George was a member of multiple committees, most notably the Board of Directors for the Committee to End Elder Homelessness.

George, a longtime resident of Natick, was an avid reader, gardener and sports enthusiast. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held in the spring of 2018.

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Published in MetroWest Funeral and Cremation Service Wadsworth-Chiappini on Nov. 27, 2017.
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January 15, 2018
We miss you dearly...
Jay and Anne Bridges
December 20, 2017
Rest In Peace, my big brother. I remember the days when in the 1930's you lived in the Highland Park section of Roxbury and were so much a part of our family on Linwood Sqr. We were so proud as you broke media barriers and I so enjoyed our shared confidences. Yes, I remember that photo that you always carried of your WWII battle buddies. See ya' later.
Lloyd Johnson
December 1, 2017
George was like a second father to me and one of the most interesting gentleman I have ever met. We traveled in and out of Boston for many years and as a young man in my 20's couldn't have asked for a better person to have as a mentor.
I will always remember how much he loved his family, gardening, news, and a good scotch after work!(driving with a 24 year old from Boston may have contributed lol, we laughed about his footprint on my floorboard from braking)

Louise, Faith, Annie and Leslie were always a topic with George and you could feel his love for them when we talked.
I will always have a spot in my heart for George and know that he is with Louise and shining down on his family every day.

Love you George God Bless!

Rick Dumas
Rick Dumas
November 29, 2017
To Faithy and Budgie (yeah- I know), sincerest condolences for your loss. I remember your family from Hutchings St.. You may not remember me- but my dad, Calvin Perry, was good friends with your dad. Both of your parents lived long and lived well. Always cherish memories that will never fade.
Stuart Perry
November 28, 2017
Annie, Leslie, Faith & Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. George was such an amazing man that truly touched our lives. I have such incredible memories of George from my childhood all the way through adulthood.... I can remember going to visit George as a small child & I would talk his ear off!! He genuinely listened!! As I grew older I always enjoyed our daily chats!! He will remain in my heart forever and ever.... Such a kind and gentle man.... Heaven just received another beautiful Angel.... You will be missed, Kim, Rick, Erika & Nick
Kim Dumas
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