John C. Forrester

By Orleans Hub Posted 25 April 2019 at 12:16 pm

John Forrester

American flag

John C. Forrester, 71, died April 25, 2019 in his home while under the care of his family and Hospice of Orleans. He was born Oct. 19, 1947 in Albion and lived in this area all of his life.

John was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was a volunteer for the Orleans County Veterans Transport Service. He was extremely proud of his affiliation with AA and of the fact that he had maintained 25 years of sobriety.

Mr. Forrester was predeceased by his wife, Kathleen, in 1986.

He is survived by his daughters, Christine (Gibby Williams) Forrester of Albion, and Patricia (Robert J. Burch Jr.) Forrester of Holley; his grandchildren, Jessica, Ashlie, John, Jakob, Latasha, Trent and Alicia; great-grandchildren, Lylia, Lain, Tyshon and Brandon; his ex-wife, Debbie Forrester; and lifelong friends, Ken and Alexis Strickland and Ken Strickland Jr.

There will be no calling hours. Service and interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411; or to Orleans County Veterans Transport Service, 13996 Rt. 31 W., Albion NY 14411.

John’s arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Albion. To share a special memory of John, please visit