Sean P. "Donny" Forbes Sr., 64, of Russell, Pa., formerly of Jamestown, died Wednesday afternoon, June 12, 2013, at his residence, after suffering an apparent heart attack.
He was born Feb. 12, 1949, in Dunkirk, N.Y., to the late Gunnard B. "Gunny" and Mary Gron Liliestedt Sr. Donny was a longtime resident of the Warren and Russell, Pa. area. He was a 1967 graduate of Eisenhower High School.
He was employed as a maintenance mechanic at Warren General Hospital for 32 years, retiring in December 2009, and previously worked for six years at Falconer Plate Glass.
Sean P. “Donny” Forbes Sr.
He was an avid hunter and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was also known for his spontaneity. He once was out of maple syrup and drove all the way to Vermont to purchase authentic maple syrup. He especially enjoyed his cats.
He is survived by his wife, Sara L. Condron Forbes; a son, Shad Forbes of Russell, Pa.; two daughters: Heidi Rodgers and husband, Steve, and Heather Foote, all of Warren, Pa., a brother, Gunnard B. "Butch" Liliestedt Jr. and wife, Linda, of Jamestown, N.Y.; a sister, Sue Thorpe and husband, Richard, of Falconer, N.Y.; a stepbrother, Ernest "Sarge" Wood and wife, Grace, of Ishpeming, Mich.; a stepsister, Lynn Burlingame and husband, Robert, of Winter Spring, Fla.; two grandchildren: Stacy Marie Tyler and Kayla Sue Stillwell, both of Warren, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his adoptive parents, who raised him, Maury and Gladys Ewing Forbes; two sons: Steven Paul Forbes and Sean P. Forbes Jr. both in 1993; a brother, Gary Johnson; and a sister, Carin Liliestedt Seaburg.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home Inc., 304 East St., Warren, Pa., on Sunday, June 16, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. and on Monday, June 17, 2013, from 10-11 a.m.
A funeral service will be conducted Monday, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Marcus Briggs, chaplain of the Warren General Hospital, officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell, Pa.
Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 2810 West 21st St., Erie, PA 16506; or the Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Gulf Tower, 707 Grant St., 37th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 152191938.
Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.