SEPTEMBER 12, 1934-JULY 15, 2021
Joseph Louis Forte' 86, passed away on Thursday, July 15,2021.
Joseph Louis Forte'- September 12, 1934 - July 15, 2021, 86, stepped onto Heaven's Shore on Thursday, July 15th, after a year and a half illness with cancer. Joe was born in the Bronx NY and lived in NJ for 43 years. He had a successful career in banking, IT, computers and sales before retiring to Charlotte, NC. in 1995. Joe is survived by his devoted wife, Marilyn, of 61 years, children and spouses, Karen and Jeff, Joseph and Meg, and Susan and Mike, as well as 5 grandchildren- Stephen, Jamie, Aidan, Julian and Gage.
Joe loved the Lord and knew Him as his personal Savior. Joe was a devoted family man, father, grandfather and friend. Joe was quick with a smile, or a spontaneous song, ready to offer a helping hand, or an encouraging word. He was always full of good humor, ready to share his love for the Lord and enjoyed striking up a conversation about his NY Yankees. Joe started two men's breakfast groups, sang in numerous choirs, traveled on several mission trips, and volunteered at the Charlotte Rescue Mission, and on welcoming staffs at both Carmel Baptist Church, NC and Camp-of-the-Woods, Upstate NY.
Celebration of Life Services will be held in both Speculator NY and in Charlotte NC. Date and times to be announced at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Charlotte Rescue Mission PO BOX 33000, Charlotte, NC 28233
The Forte' Family have entrusted arrangements to Cremation Society of Charlotte.
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Charlotte Rescue Mission
PO Box 33000, Charlotte NC 28233