January 11, 1957June 6, 2021

Forest Grant III, 64, completed his journey on Sunday, June 6, 2021, at Ohio’s Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties in Middletown after a short battle with cancer. Forest was born on January 11, 1957, to parents Forest Grant Jr. and Mary Louise Grant, both deceased prior to their son’s 21st birthday. He is also predeceased by his sister Eleanor Tambascia.

Forest met his wife Debbie while they both worked as Bill Knapp’s restaurant managers in Mason, Ohio. They were happily married for 38 years with two sons, Aaron and Nathan. Forest enjoyed playing cards, golfing, beer tasting, and bowling with his friends. He and Debbie shared gardening, hiking in the woods, traveling, and hosting family gatherings where he was always the master of the grill. Some of his fondest memories were of playing saxophone at music gigs during his high school and college years in and around Columbus, Ohio, alongside lifelong friend John Gunn on trombone. Friends and family remember him for his contagious smile and always welcoming demeanor.

While laboring long hours in the restaurant and construction industries, wanting to make a better life for his wife and two young children, Forest attended night classes to earn his BS degree in Accounting from Wright State University. He continued on, with many more night classes, to earn his MBA degree from Miami University. He dedicated 28 years of his career as a cost accountant at Contech in Middletown and West Chester, Ohio. Forest was a past president of the Institute of Management Accountants and was Treasurer of Bull’s Run Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum.

Forest is survived by sons Aaron, Nathan (Krissy), newly born granddaughter Hannah, sisters Mary Brock (Robert), Ellen Zulka, and Lois Muzio (Joseph), Debbie’s parents Bob and Gibbie Wise, Debbie’s sister Melissa Roberts (Adam), and nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank their friends and the hospice staff for helping them through this difficult month.

Inurnment arrangements have been entrusted to Breitenbach Anderson funeral home in Middletown, and Forest’s urn will be placed within the mosaic wall at Woodside Cemetery in Middletown. A celebration of life will be held on July 25, 2021, at a location near Middletown yet to be determined. Memorial donations may be made to Bull’s Run Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, P.O. Box 425, Middletown, OH 45042.


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case cottrill

June 14, 2021

All I can remember is going to School with forest...I was really young, but what DO remember is this: We had some pretty good laughs together as a couple of dumb-A$$ little kids!! It's funny you know how someone I forgot about so, so, long ago can drum up some memories of somebody I know & liked.

Steve Marshall

June 11, 2021

Debbie, I am so sorry for the passing of Uncle Forest. I wish that we had been able to meet. It’s very apparent that he was an awesome human being and a wonderful husband and father. Please know that our side of the family is mourning with you and will carry a torch for Forest in our hearts. All our love and tender thoughts are with you.

Steve Marshall and Family.

David Horton

June 11, 2021

I have worked for Contech for 20 years as plant manager of 3 different plants, over that time Forest was my cost accountant several different times. If I ever had an accounting question I could always count on him to take the time and give me the details. I always like it when he was my cost accountant because of his attention to detail. I do remember him calling me one time and questioning my count on some concrete rock for our precast operation, he said my count was off by about 3 frontend loader buckets and wanted to know if I had used some of it to fill in pot holes. my response was "dang Forest your in Ohio and I'm in Texas and you know how much rock I used". He said next time send me an email so can keep it all straight. He was a wealth of knowledge and a great person. I will miss our conversations and he will be deeply missed. Prayers for your family in this time.

Douglas Bower

June 11, 2021

As a engineer at Contech who became a Plant Manager, Forrest taught me most of my accounting knowledge and was always my lifeline to what all those numbers meant. He became a great friend over the years and when I was at HQ I would always stop in to say Hi to him. If he was going to be at the plant for physical inventory I knew that everything would go well. When he was at my plant we would always try to go out for dinner one night and have a great time just talking about work and life. He was the type of person with whom everyone just appreciated being able to work.

Julie Russell

June 11, 2021


Jeff and I are heartbroken to lose such a wonderful friend. We'll have many memories of our gatherings with him at our monthly beer tasting events. We will think of him often & will "cheers" to him when Jeff has an IPA. (smiles)
Sending our love and prayers for you and the family

Jeff & Julie Russell

Julie Volz

June 11, 2021

Forest was my favorite Cost Accountant. I called him my "Shell Answer Man". He had a wealth of information and could help you fix anything. We would joke about things through Skype or Teams and I enjoyed meeting him, when he came to our plant, to do a year end inventory. He will be missed dearly. Please accept my deepest sympathies and know that I am praying daily, for comfort during this most difficult time. Contech Metamora

Larry Luksic

June 10, 2021

I worked with him. I bowled with him. I played cards with him. We received our MBAs from Miami together. But, most importantly, we shared many laughs together. I will miss my good friend.

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” French philosopher, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

I will be forever grateful for sharing a part of Forest and Debbie's life.

Rest in Peace Forest,

Larry Luksic

Barbara Walker

June 10, 2021

Forest worked with My brother,Larry Luksic, for years,and also played cards and bowled with Larry,Chuck,and Denny.I had the pleasure of playing cards with them on occasion.And he was there for us when our parents passed.He was a very nice and funny man.and will be missed so much.Our deepest condolences to Debbie and the Family.You are in our thoughts and prayers.R.I.P Forest.We'll miss you. Barb,and Joshua Walker.