Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home

240 Ross Ave, Hamilton, OH


Donald Wayne Forsythe

March 14, 1949November 21, 2019

Donald (Don) Wayne Forsythe, age 70, passed away Thursday, November 21 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. He was born in Hamilton, Ohio to Minnie Minton Forsythe and the late William (Don) Forsythe. He is survived by his mother, Minnie Forsythe; his wife, Brenda Cook Forsythe; son, Martin D. Forsythe; daughter, Emelie (Chris) Buchanan; stepson, Craig Marks; stepson, Jason Marks; brother, Martin B. (Nancy) Forsythe; brother, Stuart (Vickie) Forsythe; grandchildren, Michael Forsythe, Baylee Marks, Matthew Forsythe, Kelsey Buchanan, Connor Marks and Molly Kate Johnson; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son, Mark Forsythe and grandson, Kyle Forsythe. Don worked for Champion International Paper Company in Hamilton, Ohio and in Courtland, Alabama. He retired from International Paper in Hamilton, Ohio in 2001. In 1993 he authored and published The Lake Cumberland Boating Guide, an informative and useful guide to the “Houseboating Capitol of the World.” An updated 2nd Edition was published in 2015. Don was a Free and Accepted Mason from the Grand Lodge of Ohio. He was a member for 27 years at the Washington Lodge No. 17 in Hamilton, Ohio. A Family and Friends Gathering will be held at Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home in Hamilton, Ohio on Saturday, November 30 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Heart Association will be appreciated. Condolences may be left for the family at www.Webb-Noonan.com


  • Gathering Saturday, November 30, 2019
  • Washington Lodge #17 F&AM Saturday, November 30, 2019


Donald Wayne Forsythe

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November 26, 2019

I had the good fortune to work with both Don and Brenda in my time at Champion until Don's retirement. He was always such a calm and knowledgeable individual. He was a tremendous asset to his family, friends, and coworkers. Our thought and prayers are with Brenda and Don's entire family.

David Sembach

November 25, 2019

God Speed Donald. Am proud to have called you a friend and will always remember lunch at the State Dock Lodge. Rest in Peace.

Michael Fox

November 25, 2019

I had the pleasure of sharing homeroom with Don for six years--Junior high through the end of high school. I was fortunate to count Don as a friend.

I am so sorry to hear this news of his passing. I pray that God will grant his family comfort, peace, and strength through this time of loss.

I remember Don for his sense of humor and easy-going kindness. Don was a "good soul."

Cheryl Warren

November 24, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. I left Hamilton after high school so I haven't seen Don since 1967. We were lab partners is middle school and I remember him as funny and kind. From his obituary it seems he led a full life and I am glad of that. This isn't much of a memory to share but he crossed my mind the day before I saw his obituary and I remembered him as a nice guy. My condolences to all of his family.

Carolyn Smith

November 23, 2019

I had the pleasure of visiting with Cousin Donnie and his wife, Brenda in recent years at the home of Cousin Marty. His kindness and wonderful "Forsythe" sense of humor was as I always remembered! I know he will be missed dearly by those closest to him. May your memories bring you peace.
Love and Prayers to my Forsythe family,
Carolyn Forsythe Smith

Sue Buchanan

November 23, 2019

Don was a wonderful man . He enjoyed having Kelsey to come to Tennessee to visit him. She enjoyed those visits. He will be missed. Sorry for your loss . Sue Buchanan

Gladys Holloway

November 23, 2019

Our prayers and thoughts with the Forsythe family.