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Richard Forwood

November 11, 1927 ~ November 14, 2022 (age 95) 95 Years Old


Forwood, Richard (Dick) S. age 95 of Grand Rapids, Michigan, passed away on November 14, 2022.

Dick was born on November 11, 1927 in Sparta, Michigan, the son of Russel and Hazel Forwood. He was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara and her husband Peter VanderVeen. Surviving are Dick’s son Richard (Rick) Forwood Jr and wife, Kathy, of Denver, Colorado, daughter Sally (Gerald) O’Connor of Belmont, Michigan, three grandsons, Brent Forwood, Daniel (Emily) O’Connor, Michael (McKayla) O’Connor, and three great grandchildren, Jake Forwood, Malia O’Connor and Emma O’Connor.  Also surviving are his sister Shirley (Dan) Matsche of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and a niece Jan (Jerry) Benham of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Dick was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from the Grand Rapids School System after 30+ years. He taught Junior High and touched many of his student’s lives.  Dick’s hobbies included many cars and boats throughout his life. Dick’s summers were spent on Portage Lake and Lake Michigan where he enjoyed his boats both motor and sail. Dick also had his pilot’s license and loved flying as he enjoyed the freedom of the sky.

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