In memory of
Thomas Drescher Forsyth
In memory of
Thomas Drescher Forsyth
Thomas Drescher Forsyth Pittsford - July 25, 1946 - September 14, 2020. Tom always lived life on his own terms and maintained a positive attitude throughout his life. He and his cherished wife, Susie, began their 51 years of marriage when Tom was proudly serving his country in the United States Air Force during the Viet Nam Era. Tom had an entrepreneurial spirit that included owning the first Mailboxes store in the Rochester area, a fishing Charter Boat on Lake Ontario, and the Freedom Machines sport craft business. He enjoyed playing golf and hosting festive celebrations at the Country Club of Rochester. The St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands will always hold a special place in Tom's heart as did his cottage in Pultneyville. When Tom was a child, he could be found watching trains and planes with his grandfather and later shared that passion with his sons, Ted and Chip. Brighton Kiwanis was a big part of Tom's life, serving as President, and later serving as Lieutenant Governor of the Finger Lakes District. For many years, he volunteered weekly for the Salem Nutrition Center and graciously hosted the annual volunteer picnic. At Allendale Columbia School, Tom excelled at fund raising and was recognized with the "golden phone" award. Although Tom graduated with a Political Science degree from St. John Fisher College, he had the heart of an engineer… building model railroads, building and flying remote controlled model airplanes, especially the B-17 with Trevor Ewell, and building the most amazing complex Lego creations. Tom was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Betty Drescher Forsyth and infant daughter, Elizabeth Bradford Forsyth. He is survived by his wife, Susie (Sue Jones Forsyth); son, Theodore "Ted" Forsyth and wife, Ali Fernaays; son, Charles "Chip" Forsyth III; and the star of Tom's constellation, granddaughter, Morgan Ruby Forsyth. He is also survived by sisters, Gayley Knight (Paul), Jocelyn Vick, and Candace Forsyth; his aunt and uncle, Sally and Benn Forsyth; several nieces and nephews; and extended multi-generational Rochester relatives. Tom was a direct descendant of J.J. Bausch, co-founder of Bausch and Lomb. Special thank yous to sister-in-law, Lynn Martino Bogart who loved and encouraged Tom throughout the years; to all who welcomed Tom to Glenmere at Cloverwood, especially family friend, Tom Hargrave; and for the compassionate Glenmere staff who cared for him and helped Tom feel at home. Tom's Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Salem Nutrition Center, 60 Bittner St., Rochester, NY, 14604. To share a memory of Thomas or send a condolence to the family visit www.anthonychapels.com . "Love you, sweetie… sweet dreams…" Susie.
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Rochester, NY 14618
In memory of
Thomas Drescher Forsyth
Thomas Drescher Forsyth Pittsford - July 25, 1946 - September 14, 2020. Tom always lived life on his own terms and maintained a positive attitude throughout his life. He and his cherished wife, Susie, began their 51 years of marriage when Tom was proudly serving his country in the United States Air Force during the Viet Nam Era. Tom had an entrepreneurial spirit that included owning the first Mailboxes store in the Rochester area, a fishing Charter Boat on Lake Ontario, and the Freedom Machines sport craft business. He enjoyed playing golf and hosting festive celebrations at the Country Club of Rochester. The St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands will always hold a special place in Tom's heart as did his cottage in Pultneyville. When Tom was a child, he could be found watching trains and planes with his grandfather and later shared that passion with his sons, Ted and Chip. Brighton Kiwanis was a big part of Tom's life, serving as President, and later serving as Lieutenant Governor of the Finger Lakes District. For many years, he volunteered weekly for the Salem Nutrition Center and graciously hosted the annual volunteer picnic. At Allendale Columbia School, Tom excelled at fund raising and was recognized with the "golden phone" award. Although Tom graduated with a Political Science degree from St. John Fisher College, he had the heart of an engineer… building model railroads, building and flying remote controlled model airplanes, especially the B-17 with Trevor Ewell, and building the most amazing complex Lego creations. Tom was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Betty Drescher Forsyth and infant daughter, Elizabeth Bradford Forsyth. He is survived by his wife, Susie (Sue Jones Forsyth); son, Theodore "Ted" Forsyth and wife, Ali Fernaays; son, Charles "Chip" Forsyth III; and the star of Tom's constellation, granddaughter, Morgan Ruby Forsyth. He is also survived by sisters, Gayley Knight (Paul), Jocelyn Vick, and Candace Forsyth; his aunt and uncle, Sally and Benn Forsyth; several nieces and nephews; and extended multi-generational Rochester relatives. Tom was a direct descendant of J.J. Bausch, co-founder of Bausch and Lomb. Special thank yous to sister-in-law, Lynn Martino Bogart who loved and encouraged Tom throughout the years; to all who welcomed Tom to Glenmere at Cloverwood, especially family friend, Tom Hargrave; and for the compassionate Glenmere staff who cared for him and helped Tom feel at home. Tom's Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Salem Nutrition Center, 60 Bittner St., Rochester, NY, 14604. To share a memory of Thomas or send a condolence to the family visit www.anthonychapels.com . "Love you, sweetie… sweet dreams…" Susie.
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2305 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
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