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Peter Forsling

December 29, 1959 — August 19, 2015

Life Story for Peter West Forsling

Peter West Forsling passed away August 19th, 2015 at the Bell Mountain Village and Care Center in Belleveue, Idaho after an extended illness. Peter was born (Dec, 1959) and raised in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, a graduate of the Sewickley Academy and the University of Arizona obtaining a degree in Communications. He returned to the Pittsburgh area after graduation and in 1987 he met his love in life and wife-to-be, Shelly Ann Schwartz of Spring City, Pennsylvania. They married in October of 1989 and soon moved to Orlando Florida where they began raising a family of one son and two daughters (William, Alexandra and Elizabeth). Peter was preceded in death by his mother and father, Janet (Mitchell) and Philip Forsling of Sewickley, PA; he is survived by a brother, Ted Forsling of Cincinnati, Ohio as well as a father-in-law Lester Schwartz of Spring City, PA and brother and sister-in-laws Andrew and Jill Schwartz of Chester Springs, PA. Peter's employment with General Motors division of GMAC took him and his family to the Jacksonville - Orange Park, Florida area where they resided for 15 years. Peter was a loving husband and father closely involved with both his children's activities and sporting activities of youth associated with the Dye-Clay Family YMCA in Orange Park. He enjoyed all sports but was an avid enthusiastic supporter of the Pittsburgh Steelers, he also enjoyed the Penguins and the Pirates; he followed these teams even during his extended illness, never loosing an opportunity to express his enjoyment at the winning capabilities of these teams. He enjoyed his time on the golf course, especially with long-time childhood friends that returned annually with him to Pinehurst for golf challenges and friendship refreshment. He returned annually, with his extended family, for almost 15 years to Boca Grande, Florida during the Christmas Holidays to enjoy beach, fishing, and bicycling activities. With his spouse he became a part of the HighPoint Community Church of Orange Park developing numerous lasting friendships. He was a loving husband, father and friend; his physical presence on earth will be missed but he now joins our Lord, family and companions in Heaven.
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