David K. Forbes, 75; devoted husband, father, and friend.
David K. Forbes, 75, died Thursday, July 9th at AdventHealth Orlando, after a hard-fought 18-year battle with a rare form of cancer. He lived in Lake Mary, Florida since 1991.
Mr. Forbes was born in Syracuse, New York in 1945 where he attended Notthingham High School before graduating from Georgetown University in the late 1960s. He began an astounding 48 years of combined service with General Electric’s aerospace division, later sold to Lockheed Martin, in support of government contracts. During this time he also served as an air traffic controller in the Air Force and Air National Guard.
His determination, optimism, and calm would be the cornerstone of the relationships he held dear. Mr. Forbes found the love of his life, Betsy, and together they recently celebrated 20 years of marriage. Devoted to his family, he was loyal and fiercely committed to making sure they came first. He never knew a stranger and will be remembered for his sense of humor and knack for striking a conversation with everyone.
Mr. Forbes is survived by his wife, Betsy; son Chad Forbes and wife Jennifer; daughter Chelsea Pullin and husband Zachary Petricola; sons Bryce Forbes and Trevor Pullin; and three grandchildren; sister Judith Benz; brother Ted Forbes and wife Eileen, sister Connie Horner and husband Ed; and in-laws Nancy and Joseph Lindenmuth and brother-in-law Stephen Lindenmuth; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Helen Forbes of Syracuse, New York; brother-in-law Peter Benz; and a granddaughter.
A service will not be held at this time.
Contributions may be made to NCAN, the Neuroendocrine Cancer Awarness Network at netcancerawareness.org or NCAN Inc., 3047 Brookchase Blvd., Indian Land, SC 29707.