Forrest Robert Old Jr.
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It is with great sadness that the family of Forrest Robert Old, Jr. announces his passing after a brief illness, on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at the age of 70 years. Forrest will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 23 years, Gina and his children, Forrest III (Lauren), Jack, and Rebecca, his sisters Janet Cochran (Garrett) and Clarinda Ray (Richard), cousins, nephews, and nieces.

People were drawn to Forrest for his larger than life personality, strength of character, individuality and his big heart. He was a natural leader and mentor which contributed to his success from rock & roll to the corporate world to teaching. His lifelong passion for the arts, his curiosity and his creative spirit fueled success in rock & roll bands, photography, gallery ownership, college teaching, and digital music production. Forrest worked for 30+ years for Dun & Bradstreet and RMS before retiring and opening his photography gallery, Red Filter. He shared his business expertise by teaching at DeSales University. For all his success, he was unassuming and showed more interest in how others were doing than in his accomplishments. Forrest was always there to lift up a friend in need at the same time able to deliver a kick in the butt when called for, but always with love and kindness. He was proud of his family and counted his blessings regularly. He had a great sense of humor. He was kind and empathetic, but also pragmatic and business like when a hard decision needed to be made. Forrest was fearless and stoic, no matter the challenge, even as he faced his final weeks and days. His concern for others above his own also carried through those final weeks and days.

A memorial will be held in celebration of Forrest's life on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at The Lambertville Station Inn in Lambertville, NJ.

Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Forrest to the American Lung Association (

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Morning Call on Aug. 30, 2019.
Celebration of Life
12:00 - 04:00 PM
The Lambertville Station Inn
Please consider a donation, as requested by the family.
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September 9, 2019
Will always have fond memories of Forrest in Ohio and G.P.
Sorry to hear of his passing.
Sandy Lungershausen
September 9, 2019
So saddened to hear of Forrest's passing. We treasure the memories that we made together. Gina, know that you and the kids are in our hearts. May he rest in peace.
Barb & John Wehn
September 6, 2019
Thank you, Forrest, for loving Gina and making her happy. My heart breaks for my friend and your children. Rest in peace.
Jacqueline Howard
September 4, 2019
So very saddened to hear of Forrest's passing. His wit, intellect, compassion, and empathy enriched us anytime we had the pleasure of seeing him. Sending our sympathy and love to Gina, Jack, and Rebecca.
-Nadeem and Teri Ahmad
Nadeem Ahmad
September 4, 2019
I loved working with Forrest. He was an amazing man. He will be missed.
Lisa Farnsworth
September 1, 2019
Through many decades our families grew and expanded. Though our lives were separate, Forrest found ways to keep us in touch. Love is implicit, and music binds us. Forever in our hearts.
Neil and Linda Wareham
August 30, 2019
Forrest was a great friend to photography and to me personally. His charm and easy manner made everyone feel welcome. His dedication to promoting the work of other photographers and his generosity were a gift to all. I was honored to have exhibited at Red Filter Gallery and I am honored that you used my portrait of him to commemorate his life. Forrest was one of a kind and will be missed.

Stephen Perloff
August 29, 2019

We will miss you Forrest. You were very much loved.

Bill and Lisa
August 29, 2019
I am saddened by my mentor's passing. He left his finger print on my soul and I will never forget him.

Edward C. Patterson
Allentown, PA
Edward Patterson
August 29, 2019
I will miss my friend Forrest very much. He had so many fine qualities - a wonderful sense of humor, a positive and upbeat view of life, a great intellect and a wonderful mind, a very kind and warm hearted person who was always thoughtful and caring about others.

You will be missed Forrest.

Joe & Esther Gallagher
Joseph Gallagher
August 29, 2019
Forrest was an a great leader and mentor. I will cherish the memories of the times we got to work together.
Bob Baertlein
August 29, 2019
Sending our condolences to you and your family. May you always hold fond memories of your time together.
Luftig Family
August 29, 2019
A truly great man.
He will be missed, but his presence in our lives will continue to shine.
Thomas Travers
August 29, 2019
Fine gentleman. Rest in peace my friend.
Dennis O'Connor
August 29, 2019
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