Brian Lyle Forbes
January 4, 1948 - August 13, 2018
Brian Lyle Forbes passed away on August 13 in San Diego of Alzheimer's disease. He was 70. Brian is the beloved husband of Elisabeth Eisner Forbes, father to his five children and two step-children, and "B-Pa" to his 11 grandchildren.
Brian absolutely insisted on enjoying life and could lighten up even the most difficult circumstances with his quick wit, enthusiasm, and relentlessly positive attitude — and even an inappropriate joke or two. Brian was a kind and gentle man.
Brian is survived by his big brothers, Robin and Bruce (Doris), wife Elisabeth, children Michael (Denise), James (Rebecca), Emily Davis (Galen), Bonnie Wittenstein (Jeran), Thomas (Dustin Durham), his step-children, Nicholas Dupree and Emily Dupree, eleven grandchildren (ages 16 months to 8 years old), ex-wife Gail Forbes, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Dottie, for whom he cared until the end of their days in San Diego.
A memorial service will be held starting at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 10 at the Admiral Baker Clubhouse in Mission Gorge, 2400 Admiral Baker Rd., San Diego CA 92120.