Hedwig M. Forsyth

January 16, 1934March 4, 2018

Hedwig M. Forsyth was born January 16, 1934, in Hagen-Hohenlimburg, Germany and immigrated to the US at the age of 20. She resided with her aunt and uncle in Irvington, NJ, prior to her marriage to Richard on August 31, 1957. Heddy became an American citizen in the mid 1960s, one of her proudest moments. She spent her early years raising three daughters. Summer vacations were spent traveling in the family wagon with the kids and the family pets. Heddy loved animals of all kinds and even raised several litters of abandoned baby rabbits. Home always included dogs, cats and rabbits. She had many friends, but her pride and joy were her granddaughter Jen (Kotza) Woodman and great-grandson Reiley. Heddy is survived by her husband of nearly 61 years, Richard, residing in Manchester, NJ, and daughters Bernice Kotza (Michael), Susan Swanson, Jennifer Stengel (Michael) and Jen’s fiancée, Tim Tulk.

A Memorial Gathering will take place at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 3010 Ridgeway Road, Manchester, NJ 08759, on Wednesday March 7, 2018, from 5-8 pm, with a service to be held at 7:30 pm.

Please visit to offer condolences. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name to Jersey Shore Animal Center, 185 Brick Blvd, Brick, NJ 08723 are greatly appreciated.


  • Richard Forsyth, Husband
  • Bernice Kotza, Daughter
  • Susan Swanson, Daughter
  • Jennifer Stengel, Daughter
  • Michael Kotza, Son-in-law
  • Michael Stengel, Son-in-law
  • Jennfier Woodman, Granddaughter
  • Reiley Woodman, Great Grandson
  • Heddy is also survived by Jen's Fiancée Tim Tulk.

  • Jersey Shore Animal Center


  • Memorial Gathering Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Hedwig M. Forsyth

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Alicia Sotiropoulos

March 9, 2018

Dear Richard and family,

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear wife . Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughters at this difficult time.

Your neighbors,
Alicia and Dimitri Sotiropoulos
Dimas Zenkewich and the Zenkewich family

Patty & Don Phillips

March 7, 2018

Dear Bernice and Family –
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. We know that she is at peace now but also know how hard this is for you and your Dad. All your fond memories will keep your Mom with you always. Our sincere condolences -
Patty and Don

March 6, 2018

My deepest sympathies. May the "God of all comfort," help to ease the pain of your grief during this time.(1 Cor 1:3,4,,,