Leo Forrest

June 28, 1926 - February 4, 2019
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Leo Francis Forrest, 92, of New Philadelphia, died Monday, February 4, 2019 in Union Hospital at Dover following a period of declining health.

A son of the late William and Frances (McGonigal) Forrest, Leo was born June 28, 1926 at Benwood, West Virginia.

Following high school, Leo enlisted with the United States…

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Leo Francis Forrest, 92, of New Philadelphia, died Monday, February 4, 2019 in Union Hospital at Dover following a period of declining health.

A son of the late William and Frances (McGonigal) Forrest, Leo was born June 28, 1926 at Benwood, West Virginia.

Following high school, Leo enlisted with the United States Army and served stateside during World War II. He was retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation where he took great pride in working as a metallurgical inspector. Leo loved spending time with his family, caring for his garden, animals and studying Civil War history.

He is survived by his wife, Betty (Myles) Forrest whom he married on June 25, 1960; his children, Michael (Cathy) McInerney of Cincinnati, Ohio, Thomas (Diane) Forrest of Alexandria, Virginia, Patrick (Joanne) Forrest of Tilghman Island, Maryland, Elizabeth (Matthew) Labishak of Wheeling, West Virginia, Jo Anna (John) Kelly of New Philadelphia and Timothy (Lisa) Forrest of Woodbridge, Virginia; and two grandchildren, Shannon Kelly and Juliette Forrest.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lillian McInerney and a brother, William Forrest.

Father Jeff Coning will celebrate a funeral mass on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10:30 AM in Sacred Heart Catholic Church at New Philadelphia. In keeping with Leo’s wishes, calling hours will be private and cremation will follow the service.

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In keeping with Leo’s wishes, calling hours will be private.


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Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time: 10:30 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Address:

139 3rd Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Born: June 28, 1926
Died: February 4, 2019

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Sandra posted on 2/9/19

My condolences to the family. Please be comforted by the bibles promise of the resurrection. Acts 24:15, John 5:28,29.

 

Raphael Schilz posted on 2/8/19

Betty, Please accept my sincere condolence for the loss of Leo. I know Leo was a great companion for you and all of your family. I am sure he will greatly missed in your life. It was a pleasure to bring Holy Communion to you each week when I was able to get around. I missed the times that I could spend with you. May God's Blessings be with you and your family each day of your life. Raphael (Ray) Schilz

 

Kate Ross posted on 2/6/19

Mrs. Labishak and family, Madeline, Emily, and I are very sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers.

 

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