Timothy Forbes

Obituary of Timothy C. Forbes

MOHAWK – Mr. Timothy C. Forbes, age 70, passed away suddenly at his home, on Sunday morning, August 16, 2020. He was born in Rome, New York, on August 1, 1950, a son of the late Charles and Carrie (Percival) Forbes. He graduated in 1968 from Camden High School and then moved to Mohawk to work with his father at his gas station in Herkimer, New York. He started working as the Transportation Supervisor at Mohawk Central School in 1983. He retired from that position in 2006 but continued as Athletic Department Scheduler until 2009. He was the Baseball Coach in Mohawk starting in 1988. He was a member of St. Francis de Sales Church in Herkimer. Tim was one of the original organizers of the State Baseball Tournament in this area with Tony Sisti from 1983 – 2004. He continued as the Section III Class C Baseball Chairman until 2014. He loved the Boston Red Sox and was able to go to the World Series in 2013. He was married to and leaves behind his beloved wife, Cheryl (Godlewski) and daughter Brianna & Adam Silverstein; twin grandsons, Ethan & Parker Silverstein. He also leaves his sisters, Bonnie Reed, Nancy and Dennis Baker and Diane and Ron Hansberger; his brothers, Dan and Susan Forbes, Riley (Skip) and Ann Baker; brother-in-law, Ed Godlewski; his beloved Godmother, Jane Godlewski; his Godson, Joseph C. Godlewski; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; stepmother, Shirley Forbes; and several brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 9:15 AM, at the Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, in Ilion, New York (Town of Frankfort) and at 10:00 AM, at St. Francis de Sales Church, North Bellinger Street in Herkimer, where his Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated by Rev. Mark Cunningham, Pastor. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Herkimer. Calling hours for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, August 19th at the funeral home from 4 until 7PM and everyone is invited to attend the funeral services on Thursday. If you plan to attend calling hours or services, a mask will be required. Those wishing to remember Tim in a special way are asked to consider a donation in his memory to St. Francis de Sales Church, 219 Bellinger Street, Herkimer, New York 13350. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to MOVAC, Mohawk Police and Fire Departments, and Officer Santiago of the Police Department. Arrangements are with Funeral Directors Harry J. & Kevin E. Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia (315) 894-8000. An online note of sympathy may be offered by visiting www.eneafamily.com on the Internet.
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Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home
4309 Acme Road
Ilion, New York, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Thursday, August 20, 2020
St Francis De Sales
219 N. Bellinger St
Herkimer, New York, United States
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