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Ronald Forness

Ronald Forness Jr.

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Ronald J. Forness, Jr., 61, of Erie, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.
He was born in Erie on December 23, 1958, the son of Lois (Harrington) and Ronald J. Forness, Sr.

Ron graduated in 1976 from Cathedral Prep. He was the parts guy at Aleks Powersports for many years.

Ron was a huge NASCAR fan and would travel to Watkins Glen, NY twice each year for race weekends. He enjoyed watching hockey and college basketball, especially the Kentucky Wildcats. He also enjoyed camping.

He is preceded in death by his dad Ronald J. Forness, Sr.; his sister, Susan Forness; and father-in-law, John Gehrlein.

Ronald is survived by his wife, Rebecca (Gehrlein) Forness, his mom Lois (Harrington) Forness; his sister, Carolyn Galoardi (Roger); his brothers, Rick (Susan), Jim (Theresa), and Joe (Jessica), mother-in-law, June Gehrlein, brother and sister-in-laws, Kevin Gehrlein (Marie), Mary Helen Parker (Brad), Marie Ingram (Jim). Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends may call on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Sacred Heart Church from 9 am until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10 am. The Kloecker Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. is handling the arrangements.

Send condolences to www.kloeckerfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kloecker Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. to help with funeral expenses.
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Fr. Dan Kresinski

Posted at 02:55pm
Dear Forness Family,
I extend my prayers and condolences to you on the death of Ron. When he was a freshman at Cathedral Prep, I was his religion teacher. I have pleasant memories of him. I see in the obituary that he was an early Christmas "present" to the family. The birth of Christ gives us hope in Ron's rebirth. As the "parts guy", he brought joy to many when their beloved "machines" weren't working right. May he now have eternal joy. He loved NASCAR; only one person wins. But in the "race of life" God wants us all to win. May Ron rest in peace.
Fr. Dan Kresinski
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Dave and Chris Pesch

Posted at 09:29am
Becky, We are beyond sad. You have our sincere deepest sympathy. Dave and Chris Pesch
 

Lynn Illig-Murawski Posted at 01:14pm

Becky, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers to you and your family. Lynn and Phil Murawski 💜
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