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Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel

5471 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH

OBITUARY

Thomas Moody Forsythe

March 13, 1924August 2, 2019
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ABSENT FROM THE BODY BUT PRESENT WITH HIS LORD.

He is survived by sons, Lawrence (Linda) Forsythe of Centerville and Pastor Douglas (Deborah) Forsythe of Mt. Vernon; grandson Matthew (Gretchen) Forsythe of Winter Park, FL; granddaughters, Michelle Forsythe of New Braunfels, TX, Julianna (Dennis) Piovesan of Pagosa Springs, CO, and Jessica (Derrick) Martin of Denver, PA; and great granddaughters, Karis, Lucy, Clara and Ella. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, His wife of 65 years, Betty, his sister, Isabelle and granddaughter, Jennifer.

A veteran of World War II, Staff Sergeant Forsythe was a B-24 tailgunner in the Pacific. He then returned to Columbus, Ohio, married and graduated from the Ohio State University. Most of his career was spent in community newspapers as an editor and publisher. He was associated with the Linden News, Suburban News Publications and CM Media. Tom and Betty were long-time members of Grace Bretheren Church in Columbus and joined Patterson Park Church when they moved to the Dayton area in 2006.

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  • Missions at Patterson Park Church

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 8, 2019

Memories

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Leita Gammon

August 9, 2019

My Uncle Tom was my mother's only sibling. She loved and adored him throughout her life. They did not get to see each other over the decades that separated their very different lives. Uncle Tom stayed in Ohio and raised a family there. My mother, Izzy Forsythe Gammon, married a Naval officer and they raised their family all over the United States but never with a Navy presence in Ohio. Izzy, however, always made sure that Uncle Tom, Aunt Betty and cousins Larry and Doug were to be remembered as family. My mother, Izzy, preceded Uncle Tom in death but, as Uncle Tom would remind me in phone conversations after, we needed to keep in touch. And, I did. I will miss the loving phone conversations I had with Uncle Tom, a man I did not really know. Be at peace Uncle Tom … be happy and together again with Izzy!

Martha Trout

August 9, 2019

There was a period in my life when Tom and Betty Forsythe were a part of a close-knit group of friends who did many pleasant activities together. We all were couples who enjoyed the same activities in each other's company.

My sympathy to Larry and Doug in their loss.

Martha Trout

Amy Pressler

August 7, 2019

Tom gave me my first job out of college -- editor of the Suburban News Westerville publication. From our first meeting, it was obvious he was a caring, Christian man -- later we were fellow members at Grace Brethren Church for a time and got to know some of his extended family that way. I am rejoicing that he is in Heaven now.

Denise Russell

August 7, 2019

My heartfelt condolences to Mr. Forsythe's family. (And yes, I still think of him as Mr. Forsythe!) I met him 37 years ago as a fresh-out-of-college copy desk editor/reporter for Suburban News Publications. I had such respect for him because he had respect for me and a passion for fair and accurate community journalism. He was one of the kindest and gentlest souls I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. May good memories and God's love bring you peace.

Pam Wilson

August 6, 2019

Many condolences to the family. Tom was the person who hired me when I started my long journey at SNP. He was always a gentleman and it was an honor to work with him.

Barbara James

August 6, 2019

I would like to send my sincere condolences to Tom’s loved ones. I knew him when I worked for SNP. I happened to be pregnant during this period and hurt my knee a couple of months before I gave birth. I was on crutches for a short period. One day, a part fell off one of the crutches and he immediately repaired it. Such a good soul!

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