Official Obituary of

Michael Robert Forbes

July 1, 1952 ~ September 10, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Michael Forbes Obituary


Michael Robert Forbes, age 71, of Schuylkill Haven, PA passed away Sunday, September 10th, 2023 at his home.

Born in Port Carbon, PA on July 1, 1952, he was the son of the late Robert and Margaret (Mohan) Forbes.

Michael was a graduate of Pottsville High School. He worked as a Salesman at Butch Furer and Daughter MRD Lumber Company in Orwigsburg for 42 years.

Michael was a member of First United Methodist Church in Schuylkill Haven, where he was a worship leader for 21 years and also at the Higher Ground Church, and Shouthumbly MM with Rev. Razz and his roady. Michael's musical career had him playing with several bands, which included: Simon Buckwheat Release, Gilead, Calico Jo, Mankind, Night on the Town, and His Sons and Daughters.

Michael is survived by his wife Joanne Marie Forbes, Schuylkill Haven; two sisters: Margaret Bedway, Schuylkill Haven and Catherine Brazinsky, Port Carbon; nephews: Brice Brazinsky and Jared and Jordan Byrnes; and nieces: Tam Amato and Jonni Gray.  

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church 420 Saylor St, Schuylkill Haven at 10AM on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in honor of Michael to Next Chapters Counseling 420 Saylor Street Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972; this fund assists with the cost of home caregivers to offset the family's financial burden of in-home aide.

The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements.

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Celebration of Life
September 23, 2023

10:00 AM
The First United Methodist Church
420 Saylor Street
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972


Next Chapters Counseling
420 Saylor Street, Schuylkill Haven PA 17972


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