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Dr. George W. Forbes

September 21, 2022

Dr. George W. Forbes, 95, educator, world traveler, and well known figure in Clayton's community life for 60 years, passed away peacefully at his home in Clayton on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

A funeral service will be held at the Clayton United Methodist Church at a time and date to be announced, and a full obituary will be published. Arrangements are entrusted to Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. Memorial donations may be made to the Forbes Thousand Islands School Scholarship Fund, c/o NNY Community Foundation, Inc., 131 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601.


#5 Dennis Honeywell 2022-09-24 19:57
I have wonderful memories of George Forbes and his involvement in the Clayton Community. He developed the popular Post Card/Stamp weekend at Recreation Park. He was such fun to be around, and always a professional. One of those people you are glad that you knew.
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#4 Charles Bohlen 2022-09-23 04:25
Dr. Forbes was an extremely competent Superintendent of Schools for Thousands Islands Central. He was a caring person and administrator who was admired by many. He balanced his professional commitments with community service that went on long after he left the superintendency . We always enjoyed the chance to visit with George and his wife, Mary at social events. Charlie & Norma Bohlen
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#3 Cary & Janet Brick 2022-09-22 23:40
Clayton has lost a fine gentleman who was totally committed to students at every grade level and even into
their college and workforce careers. We had many opportunities to be at his side over the years and attest to his dedication to the 1000 Islands region and his unending quest for knowledge about the cultures of the many countries he visited over the years. He found great pleasures in the successes of his students in nearly every corner of the world. RIP, dear friend. You will be in our hearts forever. Cary & Janet Brick
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#2 Jennifer Simkin 2022-09-22 18:00
I’m incredibly grateful to have known George, and help take care of him. I’m happy he’s in a better place, and knowing I am left behind with his precious memories. I love George to pieces. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.
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#1 Earl & Liz LaLone 2022-09-22 17:03
Dr Forbes we will miss your presence and your dedication not only at the church but in all the ways you blessed and served your neighbors. Truly well done good and faithful servant. Peace to you and Ann & Jim and all your many friends.
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