George R. Forson, age 75, of Tampa, FL and Mystic, CT passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 9, 2018 surrounded by his family at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London, CT. George was born on November 4, 1942 in Ashland, KY, son of George E. Forson and Garnet I. May.
George attended Walnut Twp. High School in Ashville, earned an Associate of Science Degree in Technical Management from the State Technical Institute in Memphis, Bachelor of Science in Business, State University of New York, Albany, and a Masters of Science in Computer Science-Management Information Systems at the University of New Haven.
In addition to his wife, Joanne, he is survived by his son, George Daniel Forson and daughter-in-law, Jennifer, grandchildren, Thomas, Lucy, Henry, and Ella of Dublin, OH; Angela and Steven Wheeler and grandson Jack of E. Lyme, CT; Steven and Amy Lasch and grandson Julian of Mystic, CT; and Charles Arbaugh of Preston, CT. The oldest of eight children, he leaves behind brothers, Phillip Bruce Forson, Karl Dean Forson, Jerry Randall Forson, Charles David Forson and his wife, Alice, Samuel Steven Forson and his wife, Kristie, and sister-in-law, Vicky Forson as well as many nieces and nephews. George is predeceased by his brother, Edwin Forson; sister, Sally Curtis; nephew, Thomas Forson; and niece, McKenna Maille.
For twenty-two years George served in the U.S. Navy, Submarine Service, responsible for submarine weapons systems and missile computer systems. He developed and taught training courses. As a submariner, he was based at Pearl Harbor, Norfolk, VA, Cape Canaveral, FL, and Groton, CT. He retired as Master Chief Fire Control Technician on March 1, 1983. Upon retirement he worked as a Computer Systems Engineer, Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics, Groton, CT. Following EB, he was employed as Senior Manager, IT support for Computer Sciences Corporation, serving many corporations throughout the United States. He loved traveling in his Winebago motor home, golfing at MacDill Air Force Base and Connecticut National in Putnam, CT. Fishing with his brothers in Alaska and Minnesota provided some really good stories. He lived life to the fullest with his family and friends, and will be dearly missed.
In keeping with his wishes he will be buried in Ohio. Friends may visit 10 am to 12 noon Saturday, June 30 at the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, 650 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester, where funeral service will follow at 12 noon. Interment with military honors after at Franklin Hills Memory Gardens in Canal Winchester. A Celebration of Life reception will be held following at the Wagnalls Memorial in Lithopolis. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in George’s memory.