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Harry S. Forrest

April 17, 1943 ~ June 26, 2023

Hal Forrest died in Vero Beach, Florida on June 26, 2023, after a long illness.

A graduate with distinction in chemical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in 1965, where he was member of PHI KAPPA THETA, he later worked for FMC Corporation in several capacities and then as manager of the safety department at ABB Lummus Global. Professionally, he was most proud of serving as chairman of the Design Institute of Emergency Relief Systems (DIERS) sponsored by The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE), and co-authoring the professional text Emergency Relief Systems Design Using DIERS Technology.

Harry Sinclair Forrest was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 17, 1943, the only child of Harry Dean Forrest and Alice E. (Hartwick) Forrest. His first wife, Margaret (Keblinsky) Forrest died in 1997 after a long illness. In 2000, he married Silvia (Friedman) Forrest, a process engineer at ABB Lummus Global, and together they retired to Florida.

Hal loved to go fishing (ice, lake, surf and deep sea). He enjoyed traveling to his favorite U.S. National Parks and also to Canada, Brazil, Italy, Switzerland and many other locations in the United States.

Harry Sinclair Forrest is survived by his wife Silvia Forrest, step-son Leo Kyrmse (Marsha) of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania and step-grandchildren Christian and Marcos. Hal had no children of his own.

Hal will be remembered for his intelligence, integrity and unique sense of humor. He was one of a kind and was loved and respected by many.

Funeral arrangements will be private.


Linda Marie Snow

June 26, 2023, 10:50 pm

I am so sorry to hear this. Hal was a great guy and I have very fond memories of my visits with him and his first wife Marcie.

My condolences to his family.

Linda Snow


June 27, 2023, 5:23 am

Hal and I dated in high school and kept in touch throughout our lives. He loved playing sports and played every season of football, basketball, and American Legion Baseball. I watched many a game, went to dances after, played miniature golf at Geneva on the Lake, shared many a pizza after. We attended different high schools and he loved it when Harbor High School beat Ashtabula High School. When I visited him in 2022, he remembered every detail about the trouncings, totally made me laugh. He graduated as Valedictorian and was keenly interested in all about him. I remember his solving trig problems on the frosted windows of the car. He enjoyed playing football so much that he played all though college. He was a Shakespeare fan and reread all of his plays a few years ago. And, a big fan of movie musicals and the symphony. Truly a man for all seasons. He was an important part of my youth and helped me grow up.
I am very saddened by the loss of that sharp mind and droll sense of humor. I will miss his presence in this world.
Silvia took such good care of her dear husband. I am so sorry for her loss.

Taciana Barros

June 27, 2023, 11:15 am

My dear friend Silvia,
We are so sorry for the passing of Hal. It is never easy to lose our loved ones. Remembering his sharp humor, his laughter and straightforward way to see things will help you to focus on celebrating his life and the good memories of the time you had together.
Taciana e José

Mary Jo Keblinsky

June 28, 2023, 4:01 pm

My heart aches to read this news.
I will always cherish my fond and many fun memories of Hal and hold him close to my heart.

Eunice Yamada

June 28, 2023, 9:53 pm

My dear friend Silvia, the times well spent with Hal will be forever in our memories. As a professional co-worker with his vast experience and expertise he helped us all to achieve a better chemical process safety and plant design. He was resourceful, reliable and friendly.
But most importantly, he will be missed as a friend. Our deepest condolences to the whole family.
Eunice & Márcio

Anive Alcântara Soares

June 29, 2023, 3:22 am

Silvia, as boas lembranças é que aquecem o coração. E nossos corações estarão aquecidos quando lembramos dos bons papos, risos e trocas de vivências quando você e o Hall vinham ao Brasil.
Ele deixou boas lembranças e você foi de uma dedicação muito grande em cuidar dele nos últimos anos, quando ele perdeu a vitalidade e as doenças o levaram a uma grande dependência.
Que descanse em paz. E muito força para você nesse momento difícil.

Jean Siegel + Peter Janulis

July 1, 2023, 9:34 pm

Hal was the lovely person! We have fond memories of the time we spent together with you and Hal. His memory is a blessing.

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