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James Forshay

July 20, 1940 — July 16, 2022

Liberty, New York

James Forshay

James M. Forshay of Liberty, NY, a retired taxi driver for Sureway Taxi, died Saturday, July 16, 2022 at his home.  He was 81.

The son of the late James M. and Anna Toth Forshay, he was born July 20, 1940 in Montvale, NJ.

James proudly served Our Country in the United States Army.  He designed, then built and donated tables which were sold on behalf of veterans through Shoprite.  He loved woodcraft and fishing.  He adored spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Harriet Kowalski Forshay, at home; four daughters, Harriet Boyles and her husband, Ray of TN; Tracy Keeler of FL; Jami Marreo of FL; and Wendy Lee and her husband, Larry of GA; two sons, Stephen Forshay and his wife, Lynda of PA; and Peter Forshay of Liberty, NY; four sisters, Maryann Huebner of NJ; Virginia Costa of NJ; Barbara Ierardi and her husband, Tim of FL; and Ruthie Weiss and her husband, Dennis of GA; three brothers, John Forshay and his wife, Jackie of ME; David Forshay and his wife, Amy of Livingston Manor, NY; and Richard Forshay and his wife, Judy of NJ; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents.

Funeral Mass will be Monday, August 8, 2022 at 11 AM in the Byzintine Catholic Church on Church Street in Mahwah, New Jersey.  The Father Ihor Vorontson will officiate.

Burial will be in the Mahwah Cemetery across the street from the Ramapo Reformed Church on Island Road in Mahwah, NJ.

Memorial contributions in James’ name may be made to the Sullivan County Veterans Coalition, 9 Hanover Drive, Monticello, NY 12701.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY 845-292-0001 or 845-439-5200

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of James Forshay, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Funeral Mass

Monday, August 8, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Holy Spirit Byzintine Catholic Church

104 Church St, Mahwah, NJ 07430

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Monday, August 8, 2022

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