Johnny N. Forehand passed away March 15, 2010 at the age of 67. Johnny was a man who loved his family, his country, and God. Life was never easy for Johnny. He was the child of a broken home and spent a lot of his childhood with one relative or another. In spite of this, he was a man who loved unconditionally.
At the age of 17 he tried to enlist in the military but was denied due to a heart murmur. He had the utmost respect for service men and women as well as those who worked in law enforcement and emergency services.
Throughout his life, he volunteered in the community-especially coaching young people in sports. The most important thing in his life was his family. no matter what problem life threw at him-family came first. Twice he lost everything he owned to a fire. Each time he was left with nothing but the clothes on his back, Without complaining or anger or self pity, he simply started over. He believed in giving a helping hand, but not a hand out. He respected his fellow man and expected the same in return.
He leaves behind a loving wife Betty as well as 3 children, 8 grandchildren, and a sister who misses him every day. He was her best friend and a wonderful brother.
Colonel Edward H. P. Lynk, USMC, retired, passed away November 4, 2011 after living 87 years rich with love, adventure, service, and humor. Ed was a powerful presence in life with his positive outlook, generosity, and loyalty. He loved the company of family and good friends, flying, political discussions, and telling stories of his many experiences in life.
Ed played baseball with the Red Sox organization, was a New York city police office, and a proud decorated United States Marine Corps aviator who served in Korea and Vietnam. In his retirement, he enjoyed actively participating in local and state politics. Of all that can be said about him, the most important is that he was devoted to and loved his family and many friends.
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