Jodi Lynn Forrest

Jodi Lynn Forrest - Rochester Cremation

Jodi Lynn Forrest October 25, 1967 – February 11, 2022.

Jodi Lynn Forrest (Jamalkowski), 54, of Rochester, New York passed away suddenly on Friday, February 11, 2022. Jodi is survived by her children, daughter Brittany (Ben) Little, and son Robert Forrest (Cassandra Golda); partner Willis Van Fleet Jr.; brother Rick (Brenda) Jamalkowski, nephews and nieces; and many loving relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Leo and Annie Jamalkowski; and sister Lisa Cuttitta.

She enjoyed her career as a sign skills coach and loved the many students she worked with over the years at Rochester School for the Deaf, BOCES, and Holy Childhood. She also worked in local restaurants for years, where her love of food and people came together.

Jodi was extremely proud of her children and loved taking day trips with them around New York, rooting for the Buffalo Bills, and trying new restaurants.

Whenever friends and family gathered together, Jodi was always the first to make sure there was more than enough food to feed a crowd. Her generosity, kindness, and sense of humor is remembered by the many lives she has touched.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Jodi’s name to the Patricia Allen Fund Benefiting John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo.

Calling hours will be held Saturday, March 5 from 10AM-12PM at Rochester Cremation, 1118 Long Pond Rd, Rochester, NY 14626. Memorial service will follow at 12PM.

7 Condolences

  1. Jerianne & Jim Klein on February 16, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    How do you say goodbye to a life long friend? I know so many of us are feeling sadness and grief. Jodi was our best friend forever. We would raid her closet for outfits for the Friday night dances at the school. Our secret keeper she knew who our first boy crush was, we shared our first cigarette,our first beer. She celebrated all the things that were the joys of growing up. Who our first kiss was, our first break up and helped us move onto finding our next broken heart until we found the men we got engaged too, marriage too, we shared the joys of our children. She was our confidant. She was our cheerleader, music loving, dancing the night away, our laughter. Saying goodbye to our criss-cross pinky swear best friend forever is difficult. I love you dear friend forever and ever. You will be truly missed. 💔❤️
    Brittany and Robert, my sincere condolences. Your mom and your grandparents were very kind to me, please know if you ever need anything I am here for you.

  2. Becky DeMuth on February 17, 2022 at 5:05 pm

    My dear friend and one of my besties, you will never be forgotten. I will always cherish our time growing up and all the good times we had. I remember the times we spent at your house with Annie and Leo. I know you are reunited with them and Lisa. I loved you all and until we meet again. ❤️
    Brittany and Robert, your Mom was so proud of you both. I’m sorry for your loss. If you need anything, please reach out. God Bless you both!

  3. Matt Creps on February 17, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    To all friends and family my most heartfelt condolenses the good times will never be forgotten! Rest now my dear friend!

  4. Stephen Hess on February 19, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    To Brittany & family, I will never forget your mother’s kindness and care. Sending lots of love and healing your way! Love, Stephen and the Hess Family

  5. Carol Carson Tomassetti on February 22, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    My heart felt condolences. Bill I am sending you lots of love during this sad time.

  6. Kim Lapp on February 25, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Not really sure what to say. My heart was broken to hear that Jodi passed away so suddenly. I went to school with Jodi and have so many wonderful memories. We had so many fun times together that i have been reflecting on them all in the last couple of weeks. My prayers go out to her family. I hope that you cherish her memory and time will heal your hearts.

  7. on March 5, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Brittany and Robert I am so sorry for your loss your mom was an wonderful lady glad i got to work with her at holychild hood sending you guys lots of love and prayers

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