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Clarence J. Forbes 11/30/2012

Clarence J. ForbesCLARENCE J. FORBES
Clarence J. Forbes, 67, of DeKalb Junction, died, November 30, 2012, at his home. Calling hours will be Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 2- 4, and 7-9 PM, at the funeral home. The funeral service will be, at the funeral home, Saturday, December 8, 2012, 1:00PM, Reverend William Scott officiating.  Burial will be in East DeKalb Cemetery. Clarence is survived by his daughter Sharon and husband Thomas Raynor, Gore, Virginia, sons, William and wife Susan Gammer Forbes, of DeKalb Junction, Richard J. Forbes, Syracuse, eight grandchildren, R.J. Forbes, Josh Forbes, Will Forbes, Justin Forbes, Amanda Forbes, Tiffany Forbes, Brittany Forbes and Thomas Raynor, 11 great grandchildren, sisters, Carol Taylor, Canastota, Virginia Halladay, Canastota, Alice and her husband Jim Kench, Florida, Jenny Billings, Shirley and her husband Cliff Perrin, Canada, Betty Craig, Canada, and Olive Cook, Russell, several nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Charles and Bill Forbes, and a sister, Louise Forbes. Clarence was born on May 25, 1945 in Ogdensburg, the son of Nelson Charles and Bernice Regina Durham Forbes. He married Valery B. Bishop, on October 17, 1966 at the Russell Pilgrim Holiness Church, the Reverend Case officiating, Valery died on July 12, 2004. Clarence was a self employed small commercial hauler and previous to that he worked for St. Lawrence NYSARC as a mechanic and driver. He was a member of the DeKalb Junction Volunteer Fire Department and held the position of Second Assistant Chief in the past, he was also a member of the St. Lawrence County Fire Police, Sons of Amvets Post 11, Canton VFW, and was Honorary Fireman of the Year in 1993. He loved to drive around and enjoy the scenery and dancing. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the DeKalb Junction Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 290, DeKalb Junction, New York 13630

  1. Jennifer Fenlong McAleese
    December 3, 2012 at 10:43 am | #1

    Clarence was a huge part of the DeKalb Junction community. He will be greatly missed by all. Our condolences to his family, friends and the community.

  2. Fred Hinderliter
    December 3, 2012 at 9:18 pm | #2

    Clarence was a great person and aleays ready to help so sorry for your loss pray and thoughts are with the family at this sad time

  3. Linda (Halladay) Blackwelder
    December 4, 2012 at 2:17 am | #3

    My prayers go out to the family, wish I could be there with ya all. Uncle Clarence was a gentle giant and we all loved him. He will be dearly missed..

  4. Albert Simser
    December 6, 2012 at 9:02 pm | #4

    They don’t come any better than Clarence. He will be missed. My thoughts are with the family.

  5. naomi drake
    December 7, 2012 at 6:22 pm | #5

    Clarence was a huge part of my family and I loved him like a father, he was with my family most holidays, e everynight for dinner, and weekend breakfasts, he watched my oldest graduate, and loved my kids like they where his own grandkids, my family has been at a great loss without him this last week, and i was honored to be part of his life including taking care of him in the end, my thoughts and prayers to the family as i know it has been rough, i am however honored to know that he is now in heaven with his wife Valery, my dad and nana and it gives me another guardian angel to watch over me and mine…I love you Clarence… until we meet again, my friend… watch over us….

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