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1939 John 2023

John A. 'Jack' Forrester

September 26, 1939 — January 17, 2023

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FORRESTER, John A. ‘Jack’ Passed away peacefully on the morning of January 17, 2023. He was a loving husband to Judy Forrester for 55 years. Proud father to Christy (Yanira) Forrester, Rebecca (Allan) Finke, Jon (Deidre) Forrester, and Jeff Forrester. Proud grandfather to Noah (Lexi), Abby, Gabe, Isaac, Eva Ludke, Declan, Hudson, Emerson Forrester Neva and AJ Finke. Dear brother of Anne Minneci, Bob (the late Judy) Forrester, Jane (the late Jim) Jostworth, Bill (Helen) Forrester and the late Jim ‘Woody’ Forrester. Brother in law of Kathie Forrester. Also survived by his many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Over the years, Jack was an active member in his community and the church.  He served as a lector for many years, a board member at Saint Ursula Academy, and remains an active member of AXE. Jack loved a good challenge and a solid day’s work.  From his early beginnings as a chemistry teacher and wrestling coach at Elder High School, to his middle to late years as a business executive, well-respected in both the board room and on the shop floor, to his “retirement” as an real-estate appraiser, he inspired many and accomplished a great deal.

He also loved life as seen every time he was given the chance to perform a karaoke tune, cook a gourmet meal for friends, or show up as the alter-ego ‘Super Jack’ for the night. He was an avid puzzler who was known to solve the daily Wordle in 3 or less guesses and The NY Times Mini in less than a minute, as well as the Trivia King who contributed to many wins at Joe’s Watermill.

Jack was a notable person in the lives of so many people. He was sometimes a man of few words, but his words always carried immense value and inspired many with his positive outlook on life. As he would say, “Make it a good day.”

Visitation at St. Joseph Church of North Bend, 25 E. Harrison Ave., on TUESDAY, January 24, from 9:30 AM until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Elder High School Annual Fund, 3900 Vincent Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205. B.J. Meyer Sons Funeral Home serving the family.

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Visitation

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Joseph Catholic Church of North Bend

25 E Harrison Ave, North Bend, OH 45052

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Mass

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Joseph Catholic Church of North Bend

25 E Harrison Ave, North Bend, OH 45052

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