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JOHN FORRO
(May 30, 1924 - December 24, 2012)

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U.S. Veteran

JOHN F. FORRO- 88 OF NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO FORMERLY OF JEWETT, OHIO, WAS BORN IN ELM GROVE, W.VA. ON MAY 30, 1924 THE SON OF THE LATE STEVEN AND HERMINA KISS FORRO. JOHN WAS ALSO PRECEDED IN DEATH BY A BROTHER, ELMER FORRO ,A SISTER MARY BOROS AND A NEPHEW DANIEL BOROS.

JOHN WAS A GRADUATE OF THE DILLONVALE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1942. SHORTLY AFTER GRADUATION JOHN ENLISTED INTO THE US ARMY WHERE HE SERVED AS A PRIVATE FROM MARCH 19, 1943 UNTIL AUGUST 12, 1944.

AFTER THE MILITARY JOHN WENT TO WORK FOR NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILROAD. HE RETIRED IN 1982 AFTER 32 YEARS OF SERVICE. WHILE THERE HE WORKED AS A CLERK AND SUPERVISORY AGENT.

HE HAD BEEN VERY ACTIVE IN THE JEWETT AREA ALL HIS LIFE. JOHN HAD BEEN THE MAYOR OF JEWETT, MEMBER OF THE FIRE DEPT., THE JEWETT RURITANS, THE DILLONVALE AMERICAN LEGION, LOCAL AND STATE BOARDS OF THE MRDD., AND A LONG TIME MEMBER OF JEWETT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, WHERE HE HAD BEEN A DEACON AND ELDER FOR MANY YEARS, BEFORE TRANSFERRING TO THE BETHEL METHODIST CHURCH.

SOME OF JOHN’S HOBBIES WERE- FISHING, GOLFING, BOWLING, PAINTING IN WATER COLORS, LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL, AND FOR SEVERAL YEARS HE WORKED FOR THE BLACKBURN FUNERAL HOMES.

JOHN WAS A LOVING HUSBAND AND FATHER TO HIS WIFE OF 59 YEARS DOROTHY (BOLITHO) FORRO OF NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO, AND A SON JEFFREY STEVEN FORRO OF COLUMBUS, OHIO. HE IS ALSO SURVIVED BY 3 SISTER IN LAWS; NANCY (GEORGE) BARNES OF NEW PHILADELPHIA , OHIO, BRENDA (ROBERT) FOWLER, OF NEW PHILLY, OHIO, KAREN (SAMUEL) NEWELL, CADIZ, OHIO.

SEVERAL NIECES AND NEPHEWS-- STEVEN (BARBARA) BOROS -INDIANA SANDRA FLIGER- HARTVILLE, OHIO PAUL ( DONNA) FORRO- DILLONVALE, OHIO TOM (MARGE) KASMAR- LAFFERTY, OHIO JOHN (PEGGY) FORRO-- ADENA, OHIO SONNY (MARLENE) FORRO-- MEDINA, OHIO

FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE BLACKBURN FUNERAL HOME AT 416 EAST MAIN STREET IN JEWETT, OHIO ON THURSDAY DEC. 27, 2012 FROM 2-4 AND 6 UNTIL 8 PM. WITH SERVICES THERE ON FRIDAY DEC. 28, 2012 AT 11 AM. REV. RODNEY BOWERS AND REV. LU ANN YOUNGMAN WILL OFFICIATE. BURIAL WILL FOLLOW AT FAIRVIEW CEMETERY NEAR JEWETT. WWW.BLACKBURNFUNERALHOMES.COM BLACKBURN FUNERAL HOMES 740-946-3351

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