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Rodger C. Forbes

July 1, 1927 ~ February 27, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Rodger Forbes Obituary

Rodger C. Forbes, 96, passed away peacefully on February 27, 2024 with his family by his side.  He is predeceased by his wife of 66 Years Nancy E. Forbes; parents Frank and Iva (Rockwell) Forbes; sister Dorothy LeBaron; brothers Gordon Forbes and Frank Forbes; and grandson Jeremy D. Clark.   He is survived by his children; David G. Forbes (Sandy), Kathryn M. Freize (Russell) and Peggy O’Dea (Ernie); grandchildren Bill (Dianne) Sestak, Tim Sestak, Teresa (Andy) Farell, Brandon (Heather) Freize, Erin Freize, Ariana (Seward) Suarez, Elyse (Robert) Wilbur; brothers-in-law William Decker and Gerald Decker; 19 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and special friend Doris Homan.  Rodger served during World War II in the Merchant Marines; was a member of St. Paul’s Church, Honorary Lifetime Member of Elks Lodge #70, Elk of the year numerous times and received the community service to Elderly award from NYSEG. Rodger retired from Binghamton Psychiatric Center where he was Head Cook of the Garvin Kitchen. Rodger enjoyed boating, winters in Florida, summers at Sandy Pond, Lake Ontario.  Rodger was a proud member of the Elks, volunteering to cook Spaghetti dinners and Chicken BBQ fundraisers.  Thank you to the staff of Good Shepherd Fairview Home, especially Cameo Court, and also to his caregivers, Karen and Kathy, for their loving care.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11am on Friday, March 8, 2024 at St. Paul’s Church in Binghamton. The family will receive friends from 9am until 10:45am at the church.  Burial with Military Honors will follow in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Rodger’s name to Good Shepherd Communities Foundation, 32 Village Dr. Endwell, NY 13760 or Binghamton Elk’s Lodge #70, 1309 US Route 11 Kirkwood, NY 13795.  

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March 8, 2024

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Paul s Roman Catholic Church

Funeral Mass
March 8, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Paul s Roman Catholic Church


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