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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sherman D. Forkey

Sherman D. Forkey

Saratoga Springs
Sherman "Fred" D Forkey, age 73, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 22, 2015 with his wife, Sue by his side.

He was born May 20, 1941 in Plattsburgh, New York the son of the late Leona and Homer Forkey. He graduated from Mount Assumption Institute and was one of the original "Montcalmers".

He worked for AT&T out of White Plains, New York as a cable splicer/communications technician traveling thru out New England and moved to an inside position in Albany, New York to be closer to home. He retired in 2004 after 40 years of service at AT&T.

Fred enjoyed spending time at his camp on Chateaugay Lake, he was a foodie and enjoyed cooking for his friends and family, loved playing golf and hockey, watching soccer, riding his Harley Davidson, traveling and being with his friends in Plattsburgh, California and the Tin N Lint in Saratoga Springs.  He loved nature and being at the ocean and was an avid reader. Most of all Fred loved to laugh and make others laugh.
He is survived by his wife, Susan of 41 years and many nieces, nephews and in-laws who will miss his humor and generosity.

No immediate services are planned. There will be a gathering celebrating his life to be held in the spring.
Donations in memory of Fred can be made to Community Hospice, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Arrangements are under the direction of Compassionate Funeral Care, Inc, 402 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

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  1. So sorry Sue! I will miss Fred's kindness and good humor, his stories and his friendship! He always was able to make me laugh and impress me with his memories of days gone by. A better friend no one could have!

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