Ted L. Forman
February 08, 1932 ‒ July 30, 2013
Ted L. Forman, born February 8, 1932 in Sunbury, Ohio entered the gates of heaven July 30, 2013 joining his beloved wife Betty, who proceeded Ted in death on the very same day three years earlier.
He was also preceded by his parents Mary (Stelzer) Forman, Earl Forman, and Uncle Frank Stelzer, who played a significant role in his childhood.
Ted is survived by his four children: Mike (Jody) Forman, Brent (Laura) Forman, Mary Jo (Ken) Forman Miller and LuAnn Forman; grandchildren; Kelly, Martin, Emmylou, Megan, Jared, and Luke, thirteen loving great grandchildren and his twin brother Ned Forman (Barb) of Sunbury, Ohio. Ted was a dedicated and loving father. He treasured time spent with his family, supporting his grandchildren’s sports and fair activities. One of Ted’s favorite times in life was sharing an Italian dinner with his family on Friday nights at Bruno’s. Ted enjoyed life immensely and had many friends who will remember his good humor, contagious laugh, and never ending generosity.
Ted’s overwhelming commitment to his community was evidenced by his constant involvement in every aspect of Sunbury from a young child to adulthood. Ted believed strongly in the American Dream; that you could achieve anything if you were willing to work hard for it. From washing windows and performing janitorial work for the Sunbury Savings and Loan to becoming a founding board member for the New Albany Savings and Loan, Ted worked diligently and enjoyed sharing the rewards.
Ted said it best; “We are very proud to be a part of the Sunbury business community and grateful for our American heritage which through the free enterprise system has afforded us this opportunity.”
In 1952, Ted and Betty founded Forman Construction and Forman Realtors in 1962. Ted held his real estate license for 50 years. He served several leadership roles in the New Albany Savings and Loan, Sunbury Lions Club and Delaware Board of Realtors. He served on the Big Walnut School Board and the Sunbury Town Council. He and Betty were huge supporters of all the youth of Sunbury. Serving their community was always a large part of Ted and Betty’s life.
Ted and his family are eternally grateful to Kathryn Graumlich and the entire staff who cared for him.
His family will greet friends from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, in Sunbury. Services celebrating the life of Ted Forman will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday at the Sunbury United Methodist Church, 100 W Cherry St. Sunbury, Ohio. All are welcome to attend. Burial will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park. A luncheon will be served immediately following at the church, all are welcome.
In honor of Ted’s commitment to making children’s dreams come true, memorial contributions may be to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 2545 Farmers Dr., Suite 300, Columbus, Ohio 43235.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com