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Russell J. Forbes

ASHTABULA - Russell "Pappy" J. Forbes, 62, passed away Friday February 9, 2018 at his home following a long illness.

He was born in Springfield, PA the son of Merl and Lois (Thayer) Forbes.

Russell was a hard worker and provider for his family. He worked many years at Motta's Auto Body and for M.F.G.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing but the best part of his life were his 11 grand-kids.

He is survived by his loving family: his wife Tina (Greenlief); his children: Russell (Christina Hippley), Rachel (Jose) Wright, Ernest (Rebecca) and Shaun (Sarah); his grandchildren: Rebecca, Brianna, Aryanna, Russell Jr., Addyson Wright, Emily, Ella, Erin "Little Pappy", Marissa, Malishea and Shaun Jr.; his siblings: Carol Fetterman, Merle Forbes, Bonnie Krieder, Mary Hopkins, Joyce Beatty, Larry Forbes, and Karen Hewitt; and his good friend Danny Culver as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Wilma and Janet and his grandson Gabriel.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at the CZUP FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Lake Avenue with Pastor Mike Greenlief officiating. Following the services the family will host a gathering at the Old Ashtabula Armory on State Road.

Calling hours will also be held on Thursday from 4 to 6 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the family, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Published on February 10, 2018
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