William Robert (Bill) Forrest, 56, of Bergen, New York passed away, Saturday, July 10, 2021 surrounded by his family and loved ones.
Bill was born June 25, 1965 in Rochester, NY to Robert and Jeanene Forrest. He graduated from Greece Arcadia High School in 1983. After graduation, Bill served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. This honor brought him to places all around the world, an experience he cherished his whole life. Bill married his former wife Jodi Forrest and they shared two children together, Brittany and Robert. He loved spending time with his kids going to sporting events, trying new restaurants, and teaching them how to fix, build, or create just about everything.
Bill was an expert craftsman who enjoyed a lifelong career as a carpenter and woodworker. In 2013, Bill started his own business – Splatter Custom Apparel. He devoted his time and energy into growing his business and affectionately became known as the “t-shirt guy.” He loved creating custom products for any and all customers. Bill enjoyed life and often spent his free time tinkering with new hobbies and teaching others his skills. He was always willing to lend a hand and was very generous with his time.
Bill is survived by his children, daughter Brittany (Ben) Little, and son Robert Forrest (Cassandra Golda); mother, Jeanene Forrest; sisters Brenda (Chris) Seymour and Bonnie (Rich) Pagano; and nephews, niece, and many loving relatives. He was predeceased by his father, Robert William Forrest.
Please join us in celebration and remembrance of Bill’s life, Sunday, August 15th anytime between 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. at the Sage Pavilion, 62 South Lake Avenue, Bergen, NY 14416.
At the family’s request, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bill’s name to HOPE CDC Initiatives at https://www.makinghopepossible.com/donate or Junior Achievement of Central Upstate NY https://cuny.ja.org/donate/index