OBITUARY

Richard R. "Twig" Forrest

August 29, 1931June 4, 2018
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Richard R. "Twig" Forrest, age 86, passed away June 4, 2018 at David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland. He was born August 29, 1932 in Chester Twp., of which he was a longtime resident. Richard attended Russell School for 12 years graduating in 1949, and was the only boy in his class of six. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, from 1951 to 1953. Richard married Loretta Dickie Pot in 1955, and they were married for 52 years, until her death in 2007. He was Past President of the West Geauga Jaycees when the Jaycees house numbered all of Chester Twp. for the Post Office. Richard was always proud to donate blood to the Red Cross, donating almost 19 gallons in his lifetime. He spent many years playing softball for the "Babes of 1916", a 65 years and older league. Richard loved Cleveland Indians Baseball, and attended Fantasy Baseball Camp at 63 years of age. He loved gardening and was well known for his tomatoes. He also loved fishing trips to Canada and playing poker. Richard and his late wife Loretta enjoyed many trips to Las Vegas and Reno. In 1974, he spent 29 months gutting and restoring his present home, which was built in 1840. Richard was a ceramic tile setter for 45 years, and owned Forrest Tile Co. for 32 years. He is survived by his children, Kim Forrest, Scott Forrest, and Sandi (John Storaasli) Forrest; grandson, Noah Corlett. He is preceded in death by his wife, Loretta (nee Pot); and siblings, David, Janet, and James. Visitation was Thursday, June 7th from 4 to 7 p.m. at Gattozzi and Son Funeral Home, 12524 Chillicothe Rd., Chester Twp. A Funeral Service was held 9:30 a.m., Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Funeral Home. Burial was in Chester Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Richard's name may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110 or online at: www.hospicewr.org Online video tribute and condolences at www.gattozziandson.com

  • FAMILY

  • David P. Forrest (deceased), Father
  • Janet Chapman (deceased), Mother
  • Loretta (nee Pot) Forrest (deceased), Wife
  • Kim Forrest, Daughter
  • Sandi (John Storaasli) Forrest, Daughter
  • Scott Forrest, Son
  • Noah Corlett, Grandson
  • Janet (deceased) Forrest, Sister
  • David (deceased) Forrest, Brother
  • James (deceased) Forrest, Brother

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Interment Friday, June 8, 2018
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Richard R. "Twig" Forrest

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