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Alan Ambrose Forthofer

Posted By Hall-Wynne On March 21, 2014 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

Alan Ambrose Forthofer, 84, died Friday, March 21, 2014 in Florida. Born May 28, 1929 to Elmer and Lucille Dechant Forthofer. Alan lived most of his life in Ohio where he was a farmer. Alan moved to Durham in 1984 where he worked many years as a heavy equipment mechanic for Dennis Equipment and at Duke Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, two sisters and a grandson.

Surviving are: six sons, Peter Barbara of Fayetteville, Guy of OH, Glenn Lizz of IL, Rocky Monica of AZ, Bruce Madonna of MO, Fred Kim of Clayton; eight daughters, Joyce Robert Fagin of OH, Julie David Diehl of OH, Joan Tim Wren of AZ, Karen Michael Denchik of OH, Mary Glen Tomes of OH, Lenore Bridges of Durham, Carla John Sattler of IL, Rita Frank Baratta of FL, two brothers, Carl Lucia of FL and David of SC; a sister, Eileen Edwin Beriswell of FL; 34 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The family will be present 6-8 pm Thursday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 West Main St., Durham. Alan’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12 pm Friday at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1001 Mason Rd., Durham. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alan’s memory may be made to Eternal Word Television Network ewtn.com. Online condolences at www.hallwynne.com. See Obituaries.


Condolences for the family of “Alan Ambrose Forthofer”

Condolence from Zack Davis on March 24th, 2014 12:00 am

May God’s comfort be upon the family and friends.

Condolence from Scott Thompson on March 25th, 2014 12:00 am

Keeping your family in our prayers during this difficult time.

Condolence from Corinne & Dick Schilens on March 25th, 2014 12:00 am

You leave such a legacy, Alan. One of gentleness, hard work, impeccable work ethic, honesty. and integrity. But most of all, the value you attached to God, marriage, and family. Your children are a witness to that and your values live on through them. I know you will be looking on them with pride and love as they gather together on your behalf in the next few days. R.I.P. dear brother-in-law.

Condolence from Ricky Horne on March 25th, 2014 12:00 am

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Condolence from Wanda on March 25th, 2014 12:00 am

Losing a loved one in death can be emotionally difficult to endure. Know that your tears do not go unnoticed by our Creator, because he cares for you. – 1 Pet. 5:7. Also, he can help heal your broken hearts. – Ps. 147:3.

Condolence from Sylvia Surcy on March 25th, 2014 12:00 am

Your family is our thoughts during this time.

Condolence from Diane Peterson on March 26th, 2014 12:00 am

My condolences on the death of your father. Nay you find peace in the knowledge that he is in heaven now with our Lord and Saviour.

Condolence from Rick Washington on March 26th, 2014 12:00 am

My deepest sympathies go out to you during this time. Our thought and prayers are with you and your family

Condolence from The Sattler Family on March 27th, 2014 12:00 am

Our love and prayers are with Alan’s entire family. May God’s love comfort you and keep you safe in your travels.

Condolence from Jeanine Wheless on March 27th, 2014 12:00 am

Kim, Fred, and boys,

The thoughts and prayers of all your friends at WebbWrites are with you.

Condolence from Sharon Pointer on March 28th, 2014 12:00 am

Lenore, My prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from Greg Clark on March 28th, 2014 12:00 am

Our prayers are with your family.
Sorry I was not able to make the service last night.

Condolence from Judy Thorpe on April 4th, 2014 12:00 am

Nothing can completely eliminate the pain & sorrow experienced when a loved one dies. The resurrection hope, however, tempers the mourning & makes the pain far easier to bear. John 5: 28. 29. What a wonderful gift we have been given, to have the hope of seeing our loved ones again.

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