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Edward Ed Forney Obituary


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“Our deepest sympathy goes to Ron and Laura.I would meet Ed in the morning, sometimes before dawn,walking Woo.He was a gentle man and a special...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Barbara and Len Bloom

“Ron and Laura, My husband and I got to know Ed and Woo through their walks. My husband Ed being and early riser would talk with them on their first...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Carol & Ed Fisch

“My deepest sympathy to Ron and Laura. Ed and Woo were special friends. They placed my newspaper at the edge of my garage door if I had not picked...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Karen Kunz

“I DIDN'T KNOW ED WELL, BUT WOULD MEET HIM ON THE SIDEWALK AS HE WALKED WOO AND WE ALWAYS STOPPED TO CHAT. HE WAS TRULY A KIND AND GENTLE SOUL. HE...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Georgia Bowers

“Our thoughts and prayers be with you. I hope the words in Psalms 46:1 will give you comfort. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Barb & Tom Layton

“Our deepest sympathy to Ron and Laura. We always enjoyed our early morning conversations with Ed while our dog played with Woo. Ed was a true...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Mary and Ed Sanderson

“Linda and I want to express our condolences to Ron and entire Forney family at this difficult time. As neighbors of Ed's in the Vineyards, we...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Bert Mitchell and Linda Prowten

“Dear Ron and Laura, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Everyone in the snowy north is thinking of you. We...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Barbara Hampton

“Ed was indeed a fixture here in The Vineyards and a wonderful neighbor. On the business side we had a chance to work together over a period of time...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Bruce B. Higgins


Ed was born in Youngstown, Ohio to Irene and Arthur Forney. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Graduated from Youngstown University June 1951. He then served as a Wire Electronic Instructor at the U.S. Army Signal School at
Fort Monmouth, NJ.

He married Gloria Jamie Masters of Toronto, Canada in 1953. Ed joined Mobil Oil in 1954 as an Industrial Salesmanin Youngstown, Ohio. He transferred to Chicago in 1968 as Marketing Manager, then to Mobil Headquarters in Fairfax, VA in 1981 as Pricing and Contacts Manager. He took early retirement in 1984 and moved to Southbay Yacht
& Racquet Club in Osprey, FL. He and Gloria moved to the Vineyards of Silver Oak in 2003.

Gloria passed away in March 2008. He is survived by a son Ron
and grand daughter Laura from Woodstock, IL, his faithful dog Woo,
nieces and a nephew in Canada. He was preceded in death by a daughter Jamie and
son Darren.

Ed was a member of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Osprey, FL.