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Sunday November 5th, 2017
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Richard L. "Dick" Fornwald

Richard L. “Dick” Fornwald, age 83, 2480 Tower Road, Blooms
burg died at his home  at 5:45 a. m. Thursday, November 2, 2017. He was in ill health for the past three and a half years.

Born in Bloomsburg on September 18, 1934, he was a son of the late Paul H., Sr. and Pauline R. (Millard) Fornwald.. He resided in Bloomsburg his entire life and lived on West Main Street for 44 years. Many will remember him for the flowers he planted annually by his front porch and also by the curb. He was a 1952 graduate of Bloomsburg High School.

Dick was employed by Kawneer, Corp. for 29 years, retiring in 1994. He also operated food stands at the Bloomsburg Fair for 36 years and owned Ivey’s Greenhouse on Barton Street for nine years.

He was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church. He also was a life member of the Bloomsburg Elks Lodge 436 and the former Columbia County Moose Lodge 623. Dick was a member of the former Friendship Fire Co., now part of the Bloomsburg Fire Department, for many years. He also was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Dick was preceded in death  by his parents, three brothers: Paul H. Fornwald, Jr., Dale E. Fornwald;  Myron D. Fornwald; and five sisters:: Phyllis Hutton; Hazel Makarovich, Dawn Fornwald; Betty Latchford; and Jessie Drumheller.

Surviving are his wife, the former Donna Carl, with whom he celebrated 55 years of marriage on June 23, 2017; a son, Rick L. Albertson, and his wife Leah, Bloomsburg; a granddaughter, Aleisha Albertson; a grandson, Ricky L. Albertson, II; three great-grandchildren: Ian Albertson, Draven Peters, Lonna Albertson; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a. m. in the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg, with his pastor, Rev. Dr. Joel L. Zeiders officiating. Interment will follow in Elan Memorial Park, Lime Ridge, with military honors by the combined veterans group. The viewing will be held on Sunday from 6-8 p. m.

Memorials may be sent to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 123 N. Market St., Bloomsburg or to Geisinger Home Health & Hospice, 410 Glenn Ave., Suite 200, Bloomsburg, Pa 17815.

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A candle was lit in memory of Richard Fornwald

The Gottstein Family Nov 11 2017 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Donna for the loss of her husband.

ACE Hearing Centers Nov 10 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

The Gottstein Family Nov 6 2017 12:00 AM

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A candle was lit in memory of Richard Fornwald

The Fishers Nov 5 2017 12:00 AM

I never got the privilege to meet you but you are my dads Uncle. My dad was Richard L Hutton. He past away 17 years ago when he was 51 years old. I know my dad was named after you. Rest in sweet peace and please tell him I miss him and I love him also.
With my deepest condolences, Heather

Heather Townley (Hutton) Nov 4 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Fornwald

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BLANCHE BREISCH Nov 3 2017 12:00 AM

Paul and Lorraine Sevison extending our thoughts and prayers to the Fornwald family and to "Dick" now R.I.P.

Sevison Nov 3 2017 12:00 AM

Sending our families sympathies. Donna and Dick rented us their place at 620 W Main Street. My image of Dick was always busy doing something! I remember asking he and Donna if we could get a puppy in December of 2005. Donna said let's go ask Dick who was finishing up the repairs on the bathroom in the basement after the 2006 flood. Donna asked if it was ok and he never looked up from his work...."What kind of dog?" he asked. I said a Golden Retriever. He still didn't look up but said, "They are nice dogs. I don't see why not". Thanks Dick! Rest in Peace.

Elise Hughes Nov 3 2017 12:00 AM