Hugh Forsythe Hugh Forsythe, 94, of Belleville, Ill., born Wednesday, February 28, 1923, in Marissa, Ill., died Monday, April 17, 2017 at Memorial Hospital East in Shiloh, Ill. Hugh was a Division Manager for Sears Department Store and worked at American Zinc for 30 years. He was a member of First United Presbyterian Church in Belleville, Ill., and was an avid golfer. Our Dad was a fine man. Dad met our Mom in Kindergarten and he loved her every day since. They were married for 72 years. He was devoted to us all his life. Family always came first. He was one of the hardest working men that ever lived. He worked two full time jobs for over 30 years and rarely, if ever, missed a day's work. He was loyal to his employers and everyone he befriended. Dad genuinely liked people and they liked him. He really enjoyed golf with Frank Day and his friends and as they passed on they were sorely missed. He will be missed by all who knew him. Hugh was preceded in death by his wife, Carmen L., nee McGough, Forsythe; parents, Hugh and Grace, nee Carter, Forsythe; brother, Bob Forsythe; four sisters, Mary Kellerman, Inez Heet, Ruby Forsythe and Grace Forsythe. Surviving are his two sons, Dennis (Deborah) Forsythe of Belleville, Ill., and Ronald (Verna "Jean") Forsythe of O'Fallon, Ill.; five grandchildren, Larissa (Tom Miles) Forsythe, Jason (Emilee) Forsythe, Amy (Aric) Samm, Meghan DeGroot, and Travis (Nichole) Forsythe; eight great-grandchildren, Devin, Tyler, Tanner, Alex, Tori, Noah, Logan, and Liam; and dear nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church, Belleville, Ill. Condolences may be expressed online at www.kurrusfh.com . Visitation: Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2017 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Ill. Services: Funeral Services at 1 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2017 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Rob Dyer officiating. Interment will follow at Marissa Township Cemetery, Marissa, Ill. KURRUS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
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