William Forbes

March 9, 1950October 3, 2018

FORBES - William J., Sr. October 3, 2018. Beloved husband of Linda S. Forbes (nee Hamilton); loving father of William J. Forbes, Jr., Kelly and Thomas Zartman; survived by 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother of Patricia and the late Robert Forbes. Friends may call Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the DANZER, DENGLER, ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 5363 Genesee St., Bowmansville, where a Funeral Service will be held Monday at 11 AM. Condolences at


  • Visitation Sunday, October 7, 2018
  • Visitation Sunday, October 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 8, 2018

William Forbes

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Lucas King

October 5, 2018

Bill was like a father to most of my life I would go visit when I was in area I still remember when we went camping when we were kids all of us packed in the van uncle Carl jumping in to mud and leaves in his underwear thinking it was water in the lake.
The model airplanes he would fly at Gates Chili high school.
I will miss him.
Now he's with his mother father and uncle Robert.
Some day we will be at the great clam bake and pig roast.

Shannon Blaze (Forbes)

October 4, 2018

I feel like I'm losing another dad. U were my hero u and my dad. I'm glad ur together again. I love u and will truly miss u.... I have so many memories from, shaving ur hair off and putting baretes in ur beard. To pickled hearing and salted cod... Rock and roll music to sips of genesse beer. Sneaking in ur van to camping and tons of picnics at Hamlin beach....ur the best uncle and God father a girl could have. I can't say goodbye but I will say see u again. I love u always give my dad hugs from Donavon and I and plz what ever the 2 of u do up there do not get kicked out love u always ur niece Shannon. Xoxoxox

Patricia Forbes

October 4, 2018

To my brother whom I love dearly. I know you are not in pain anymore and I am so glad I saw you Tuesday night. I will never forget that night nor will the kids either. I will always miss you and love you. We had a special bond in spite of the distance and I have no car anymore. You were the best brother who loved and cared about so many others. You touched many people thru the years especially your family who all loved you so much. I know you and Bob are together now and I know you had a void since he left us. Be at peace my brother and one day we will be together again. Love you bunches and bunches.
Your loving sister Pat