Toner Richard Forshey

July 1, 1938 - Nov. 13, 2017


Toner Richard “Dick” Forshey, 79, rural Martinsburg, passed away Monday evening at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness.

He was born in rural Williamsburg, son of the late Robert Martin and Georgiana Alma (Waite) Forshey. On Aug. 31, 1964, he married Sandra J. Edwards at St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Williamsburg, and she preceded him in death on June 23, 1983.

Surviving are a daughter, Kristine L. (Scott) Mowery of rural Martinsburg, with whom he resided; six grandchildren: Sheena (Justin) Kagarise and Alicia (Josh) Bradley both of Williamsburg, Bethany (Shane) Stokes of Ashland, Va., Bryant (Catie) Mowery of New Castle, Brandon (Julie) Mowery of rural Martinsburg and Brooke Mowery at home; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Suzanne “Susie” (Bill) Collins of Hollidaysburg; and a brother, W. Thomas Forshey of Martinsburg.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen L. Frye; a sister, Lillian June Banks; and a brother, George Robert Forshey.

Dick was a 1957 graduate of Williamsburg High School and a U.S. Army veteran, having served as a medic at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He was employed as a property and bodily injury claims adjuster for Nationwide Mutual Insurance and Pennsylvania National Insurance Co. After his retirement in 1998, he worked as a private licensed investigator for Kufta Associates in York County.

He was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Williamsburg. He was also a member of Portage Lodge No. 220, Hollidaysburg, and Bonner Sollenberger American Legion Post 456, Williamsburg.

Dick loved spending time with his family and best furry friend, Colby. He also enjoyed golfing, driving around “the Cove” in his blue Lincoln and spending time with friends at the donut shop.

Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg. A private inurnment will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, rural Williamsburg.

The family prefers that memorial contributions be given to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5193 Clover Creek Road, Williamsburg, PA 16693.