Ned Forman

February 08, 1932 ‒ June 25, 2015

Sunbury, Ohio

Ned Forman, age 83 of Sunbury, passed away Thursday morning June 25, 2015 at Countryview of Sunbury.

He was born on February 8, 1932 in Sunbury to the late Earl and Mary (Stelzer) Forman. He was a graduate of the Sunbury High School, Otterbein College and received his Master Degree from the Ohio State University He had served his country as a member of the US Naval Air Reserves and was a member of the Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church. He was a retired School Administrator with various Ohio School Districts.

Ned was a hard worker throughout his life. He enjoyed being outside at his barns, being a gentleman farmer. Ned also enjoyed reading, gardening and woodworking. Ned was a talented mason and his brick jobs are one tangible thing that outlives him and is his mark on the world.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years: Barbara (Klenk) Forman and they were married December 24, 1954; sons: Tom (Leslie) Forman of Heath, Scott (Rhonda) Forman of Marion, Mark (Pam) Forman of Churubusco, IN., daughters: Nancy Beers of Beavercreek, Amy Forman Hill of Xenia; 17 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his twin brother: Ted Forman in 2013; uncles: Frank and Paul Stelzer.

Friends may call 2 hours prior to the 2 p.m. service on Monday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury with Pastor John Wallace officiating. Interment with Military Honors by the Delaware County Veterans Association will follow in the Sunbury Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions can be made to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd. #210, Columbus, Ohio 43229.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Forman Family and condolences may be expressed at

  • Barb and family,

    You and all the family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    I’m visiting in England and won’t be able to see you.
    Gods Blessings~~~

  • Aunt Barb and Family,

    Uncle Ned was a great man and had a large influence on my life. He will be missed. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Barb and Family, so sorry to hear about Ned. We will keep you and the family in prayer. Our deepest sympathy and love to you all.

  • My Most Sincere Sympathy. My grandmother was a Stelzer and I had a twin brother.

    Ruby Nettelhorst

  • Ned is now at peace. You have been a wonderful wife and a great person. God watch over and bless you and all the family at this time. Peace is finally here. Take care always.

  • My condolences to the Foreman family……………Ned was my junior high school principal at Galena in the early 60’s.

  • I have many fond memories of you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Barb, we are sending a card but want you to know how deeply sorry we are for your loss and that of your extended family. Best wishes and blessings, Nancy and Gary

  • Many fond memories of Forman Fun and Fellowship. May your memories give you strength and smiles in the days to come. Alzheimer’s and Dementia rob us all of time, but I believe live in eternity is a wonderius gift as well.

  • Many fond memories of Forman Fun and Fellowship. May your memories give you strength and smiles in the days to come. Alzheimer’s and Dementia rob us all of time, but I believe life in eternity is a wonderius gift as well.

  • Gary an I are thinking of you all , we loved it when Ned stopped in to visit a little he told us so much history of our home an how he made icecream in the little building that use to be in our backyard, he was a true gentleman an so full of stories of Sunbury , we really enjoyed the time with him . Prayers for his family, Gary an Jannie Milburn

  • Barb, Tom, Leslie and all the family,
    We are so sorry to hear that Ned passed. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this time of saying goodbye and grieving. The love and care you gave him in the end, although hard at times, was a gift to both him and you. We love you!

  • Worked with Ned off and on ,in construction for almost 30 years.
    Wish I had a dollar for every block we laid.
    We loved to talk about our hobby farms when we worked.
    He was the hardest working man I ever knew, great mason , even better mentor and friend.

  • Barb and family,
    I’m truly heartbroken to hear of Ned’s passing. He was such a wonderful person. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I so wish I could be there for you, as you were always there for me. My love and condolences to you all!

  • So sorry to hear of Ned’s passing. Will miss his friendly wave on Blayney Road. Prayers for all your family.

  • My love and condolences to the family .
    A memory I will always have from Ned, “his singing to me ”

    “I’m Chiquita banana and I’ve come to say – Bananas have to ripen in a certain way – When they are fleck’d with brown and have a golden hue – Bananas taste the best and are best for you – You can put them in a salad – You can put them in a pie-aye –

    Will always make me smile.
    Love, Rebecca

  • Barb,
    I’m sad to hear of Ned’s passing. I will always remember visiting you and Ned in Minnesota when I was a teenager.
    With love,

  • Barbara,
    My grandmother was related to the Stelzers. Aunt Amy Kempton was my great, great, great aunt. We always attended the Stelzer reunion. You have my deepest sympathy for your loss.
    Blessings, Joan Totten Adkins
    Marengo, Ohio

  • Barb and family, We’re sorry to hear about Ned’s passing. Please accept our condolences. We didn’t see the e-mail until this evening (Monday).

    Wayne & Ruth Cook