Forse John E.
December 21, 1938 - June 14, 2012
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Simpson Funeral Home
1119 Washington Avenue
Monaca , PA 15061
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Simpson Funeral Home
1119 Washington Avenue
Monaca , PA 15061
(724) 728-4000 | Map

John E. Forse (Jack), 73, life resident of Monaca surrendered his spirit June 14, 2012. Preceded by his parents, George and Helen (Bragg) Forse. He will be sadly missed and joyfully remembered by his wife of 53 years, Patricia (Mechem) Forse, his daughters Cynthia Forse and Beth (Forse) Shaffer and husband Steven, all of Ohio, …
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Beth (forse) Shaffer , daughter left a message on July 24, 2012:
If I may start with a thank you, thank you God for this day, and praise you. When I first thought of a “celebration of life” I was only thinking of all the great and wonderful things about my dad. I was looking back throughout our life as a family. I was re-visiting all the happiness I was blessed with because of who he was. So yes, it is the here and now that we do celebrate , but feel a great pain and loss. A loss of his presence, his smile, laughter ,his ability to comfort us, & help us think through our issues. He was our stabilizer, a conquer of problems with understanding and calmness. He had the ability to joke and bring a lightness to a heavy burden…. Always a presence of patience, love, softness, strength. He was our rock…. Dad sacrificed for others With enjoyment. Faced everyday with a willing attitude and purpose. Dad shared himself with loved ones (that’s all of us here) If we were happy, he was happy, If we were sad he would pick us up with his compassion. Always would offer, not force, good advise. He gave us room to be ourselves, and taught us to allow others the same curtosy . He helped us accomplish tasks that we could have self pride. Always was the peacemaker , if one was needed. Dad wasn’t famous, wealthy (by the world’s standards) , nor a ruler of any sort. Strangers didn’t seek him out to get his knowledge, nor did the sun and moon rise and fall according to his command. But, to us yes, he was the world… Dad enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, watching the birds gather for their nests, organizing & planning, puzzles, talking with family, preparing for family gatherings, fishing, sharing his talents.the list is endless. If I was asked to describe my dad, I would have to say, God put his own heart inside my daddy… He was kind, tender, affectionate, unfearfull, trustworthy, strong, (he could chase monsters away from under the bed) , creative, fun,. He gave from his very heart & soul to meet everyone’s needs, as it was needed. He was the giver of love. He was our cornerstone and Break from the storms. He was a smart man that could understand the deeper things of life and how they related to us. He was mindful of the thoughts and needs of others. Dad set a high standard of Christian morals through his example, of how to live in harmony with others. Lived simply? Yes,…But nothing simple in him. He lived by the Golden Rule. He Believed in us, which empowered us to believe in ourselves. But mostly, He gave gifts of himself, and showed how to love unselfishly. He never failed as a husband, nor father. He was a friend to all. He was the light of our world. He will continue to be our light. He will be in us forever by all this that he gave. Just think of that part of you that came from him, that makes up who you are, and there he is…. WE have countless good memories. He will forever be a presence in our day. If you need a “pick me up” when you get heavy hearted, think of his smile .If you need a laugh, remember his jokes, “how do you get an elephant in the refridgerater”? or my favorite, when he left me, cindy and mom inside a restaurant cause we were laughing uncontrolliby with milk coming out of mom’s nose. He was good for a quick light laugh, He’d say, “keep your chin up”… Both of them, or he taught the grandkids, “if someone asks, “ are you seeing anyone special”, you answer, “they’re all special” … One from when I was young, If you can’t dazzle them with your brilliance, then Baffle them with bull sh**. I did a little math, we celebrated approximately 245 birthdays together as a family, most at mom and dad’s house. Countless kids ball games, band concerts, graduations, marriages, births, school events, holidays, and non-eventful family gatherings. To say the least we ate a lot of cake together. But it was way more than cake we shared, it was the love of being connected to one another. I have always been proud to be called his daughter, and even prouder to call him dad. I am very thankful God chose him to marry my mom and be my daddy. Today I am greatfull to God to be able to celebrate this day. But not with any more sorrow, but with great joy, to celebrate his life, his new life, his entrance into eternal life. God created man from the dust, then in Gen. 3:19 God’s word teaches us we will return to dust, which means, we, our spirit will return to him. In the book of John 5:24 the scripture reads, He who hears my word and believes, has eternal life. And John 11:25-26 it is written , Jesus said: I AM the resurrection & the life, he who believes in me though he dies, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. And a very comforting word of God’s is Is.:41:10 Fear not, for I am with you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you , I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious hand. He is the victor, He concored sin, and overcame death, we have hope because he lives, we too may live forever with him. The grave could not hold him, he rose again and so do we. If,.... there’s a contingency here on our part… If we believe, and if we accept this gift of salvation. God said he inhabits the praise of his people, so when you need him, call on him, praise him. And there he shall be. Thank you Father, for MY DADDY, my HERO :)
Holly Smith Mount left a message on June 18, 2012:
My Uncle Jack was a very special person to me, and I will miss him very much. I have so many memories of him that I will cherish forever. I only wish that my daughter could have met him, but luckily I have so many stories that I can tell her about her wonderful Uncle Jack. I will think of him every time we go fishing, and every time I look at one of the beautiful things he made. He is sorely missed by all of us. I love you, Uncle Jack. Love, Holly-kins
DAVID MESTER AND PRISCILLA MESTER left a message on June 18, 2012:
In memory of Jack Forse...I was proud to know Jack, being his cuz. and a dear friend also. He had the patience of Job. Kind and gentle man who loved to fish, and was a terrific wood worker. I will miss his smiles, his chuckles, his little smerk of a smile...He was the glue that held all of us together....a peice of my heart went with him. "So long Jack"...we love you very much.
Paul and Lisa Sylvester left a message on June 17, 2012:
In remembrance of a wonderful person.
Dusty Burgess left a message on June 17, 2012:
Rest in peace, uncle Jack. I will miss you, and I wish I had visited more. You were a lot of fun, my brother and I loved visiting with you and Pat. I love you. "Lay down, your sweet and weary head. Night has fallen, we've come, now, to the end. Sleep now, and dream of the ones who came before. They are calling from across the distant shore." --Annie Lennox, "Into the West"
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Rich Walsh left a message on June 16, 2012:
I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember our family visits, cook outs etc. Jack always had a funny joke or story. I will never forget going deer hunting and driving around spotting deer at night and trying to get ready in the Scotty trailer. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God bless you, Rich Walsh
Sarah and "Pork" left a message on June 16, 2012:
Honestly, I don't think we've ever known a happier person. Looking at Jack, you could see the twinkle in his eyes and the grin on his face. He was either already up to something or plotting his next antic. On the serious side, you could always count on Jack to do what was right. He was dependable and honest, always willing to help or lend an ear. There will always be a special place in our hearts for "Willis", the great fisherman / huntin' camp kitchen cook, Cuz, little Jackie Forse...our very special Uncle Jack. We will all miss him but he has certainly left us with a legacy of unconditional love. Even now, our memories of him provide us comfort.
Laurene (Walsh) Bietsch left a message on June 15, 2012:
I can't remember a milestone that anyone in my family has celebrated that Jack and Pat were not a part. I remember spending the night at their house when my little brother was born. I have such warm memories of both and both have been an integral part of our family so I can't imagine how difficult this is for the immediate family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I know you have a thousand times the memories I have of Jack and I hope that these help get you through this difficult time.
steve Walsh left a message on June 15, 2012:
Condolences to the family. I remember once Laurene asked if we could go to packie aand Jackies house. Jack was like family to all of us Walsh's. I have many happy memeories of him. Dad and he trying to light a bbq grill on a windy winter day. He always had a good joke. He will be missed. Steve Walsh.
Simpson Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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