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.