Marvin Forstadt of Hotchkiss died Nov. 26, 2013, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. He was 90.
He was born March 4, 1923, to Alexander and Marian (Schoncite) Forstadt in the Bronx Borough of New York City where he grew up and graduated from high school.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942. He served in Europe, Africa and the Middle East as a bombsite mechanic. He was honorably discharged as a corporal in 1945.
In 1951 he married Marilyn Melinsky in Denver.
From 2002 to 2007 Mr. Forstadt owned and operated Birds of a Feather Gallery in Hotchkiss.
He was a member of the VFW and the 98th Bomb Group Veterans Association. In 2011 he was on the last Western Slope Honor Flight to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
He enjoyed piloting his Cessna and was a grand master bridge player.
Mr. Forstadt is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Hotchkiss; daughters, Rebecca Olkowski of West Hills, Calif., and Janet LeRoy of Hotchkiss; sons, David Forstadt and Jeremy Forstadt, both of Napa, Calif., and Michael Forstadt of Providence, R.I.; a sister, Helene Leber of Freeport. N.Y.; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Roger Olkowski; and a sister, Eleanor Zweibach.
An inurnment service with full military honors was held Monday, Dec. 9, at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado in Grand Junction.
Memorial contributions may be made to Volunteers of America PACE program, 2377 Robins Way, Montrose, CO 81401.
Clark's Valley Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery handled the arrangments.blog comments powered by Disqus