Roger Forry, 81, died Jan. 8 in Somerset. Born April 7, 1936 in Palmyra he is the son of Cyrus and Gertrude Forry. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of  60 years the former Janice Fake, a son Christopher and wife Mindy Forry and daughter Andrea and husband Randy Miller all of Somerset. Three grandsons, Matthew and wife Tricia Diamond of Somerset, Seth  and wife Michelle Forry of Berlin and Ethan and wife Courtney Forry of Vinco, two great-granddaughters Allison Diamond and Sara Forry, sister Linda Cook of Mechanicsburg and brother David Forry of Palmyra.  Roger is a graduate of  Palmyra Public Schools, Hershey Junior College “56”; Elizabethtown College “58”. Bethany Theological Seminary, the Lancaster Theological Seminary of the Evangelical and Reformed Church 1961. He was licensed in the ministry in 1954.

During his career in the ministry served the following congregations  Buffalo Valley Church of the Brethren, 1959 – 1967; Hanover Church of the Brethren 1967 – 1977; Somerset Church of the Brethren 1977 – 1999. Interim Pastor at the Maple Spring Church of the Brethren and Westmont Church of the Brethren. Pastoral Visitor, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Somerset. He was a member of the Tri-County Migrant Ministry Committee, Committee member and Chairman of the Tableland Community Action Committee of Somerset County and a Somerset Food Pantry Board Member. He held offices with the Southern District of PA, District Reading Clerk, District Board, District Moderator, Camp Eder Board of Directors, Trustee Elizabethtown College. Standing Committee. Western PA District, Moderator, District Board, Brethren Home Board, Trustee Juniata College, Review and Evaluation Committee, Ministerial Ethics Committee, Restructure Committee, Standing Committee. Brotherhood Offices, Program and Arrangements Committee, Director of Annual Conference Registration, General Board Member, Chairman of the Nominating Committee of  Standing Committee. Since his retirement he assisted his son in ministry at the Pike Run Church of the Brethren where he was a member. Friends will be received from 1-3 and 4-6 PM Wednesday with a service to follow immediately at 6 PM at the Somerset Church of the Brethren, Reverend Mike Dunlap officiating. Interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Chickentown. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Pike Run Church of the Brethren, 2582 Glades Pike, Somerset, PA 15501 or Camp Harmony 1414 Plank Road, P.O. Box 158, Hooversville PA 15963.

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5 Responses to FORRY

  1. Lois Dominko says:

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of our dear friend Rev. Forry.
    He had helped the Paul Walker out with his spiritual counseling
    for all of us. He had made numerous trips to Allegheny General Hospital
    when my Mother was so ill, and helped my Father immensely when he didn’t
    have the strength to move on after my Mother’s passing.
    Just a few years ago, he officiated at my brother Larry’s memorial service
    at Pike Run Church.
    I can’t begin to say how much we all loved him!!! He was the very best minister,
    Counselor and family friend to all of us.
    May God hold you in his arms Rev. Forry & reward you with the riches of his kingdom.
    Condolences to the whole Forry family 💕🙏
    Lois & Steve Dominko ( former Lois Walker) & Elizabeth Worley (Larry’s wife)

  2. Bob and Darlene Laughman says:

    Our condolences to Janice, Chris, Andrea, and their families on the passing of Roger. Roger married us in June 1972 and baptized me (Bob), and he, Janice and the family were good friends throughout the years. We remember his years as our pastor at the Hanover Church of the Brethren, and enjoyed the social relationship with he and Janice during those years. He was a good friend and also a wonderful counselor when you needed someone to talk to. Roger has gone on to the reward that he preached about in so many of his sermons during the years. Those of us who were friends with him are richer because of knowing him. Bob and Darlene Laughman

  3. Bobbie Peck says:

    Rev Forry will be missed. He & his wife were the bus “parents” when I went to National Youth Conference in 1982. He was a wonderful man. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Dr & Mrs James S Knepper says:

    Our sincere sympathy and rejoice that he was welcomed to his heavenly home, hearing “well done, my good and faithful servant.” We know that his memory will be a blessing to all who knew & loved him.

  5. MaryAnn Leazier says:

    My sincere condolences to you and your family. I will never forget all his visits. He was such a kind and compassionate man and will be greatly missed. Hugs and prayers to you Janice. Love you. God Bless

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