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Walter James Forsyth
(06-17-1928 - 02-11-2016)

Walter James Forsyth passed away peacefully on February 11, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Born June 17, 1928 in Viola IL to Fred and Berneice (nee Lawless) Forsyth. He graduated from Monmouth College where he met his wife of 63 years, Rosemary (nee Felts). He began his teaching career in Sherrard IL. After serving in the US Army during the Korean War, he continued his career as a teacher in Illiopolis IL, and principal in Mansfield IL,and Arcola IL, before coming to Cary-Grove high school in 1966 and eventually retiring from Crystal Lake Central in 1987. Devoted father to Suzanne Forsyth, Laurel McGhee, Carol Forsyth (Craig Rosengren) and Lynn Saxon (Mitch). He was a cherished grandfather to James McGhee (Devan), Patrick O'Connor, Emily Grieff (Eli), Maura O'Connor and Ryan Saxon and proud great grandfather to Evelyn and Eleanor Grieff. Beloved brother of the late Harold Dean Forsyth, brother Clint Forsyth (Kathy) and sister Marlene McGirk and uncle of many nieces and nephews. He was a kind and gentle man, with a smile that radiated through his eyes. He was active in the choir for 40 years at the United Methodist Church, in Cary IL. He was known for his amazing voice and honored to be the soloist at many weddings and services. His favorite past times included traveling in their motorhome for family vacations, gardening, eating ice cream, cheering on his favorite Chicago sports teams and documenting the lives of his family on video and in photographs. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 16th at the Cary United Methodist Church at 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Windridge Memorial Park, Cary. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 15th from 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at the church and on Tuesday morning from 10:30 A.M. until the time of services. ??? Memorials can be made to the Cary United Methodist Church. Arrangements by the Wait Ross Allanson Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel, 201 S. Main St., Algonquin. 847-658-4232 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com. 

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