John Louis deForest


John Louis deForest was called to peaceful rest on September 12, 2013 at his home in Danbury, CT.

He was 64 years old.

Born in Paris, October 12, 1948, he immigrated to New York with his father at the age of seven. He attended DeWitt Clinton High School of the Bronx and graduated from Lehman College of New York City with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

He moved to Eastchester, NY with his loving wife, Julia, who predeceased him in 2004.

John worked as an Information Technology manager for Verizon for thirty years before retiring in 2005.

A gentle spirit, kind and loving to all, non-judgmental,ever ethical, and with a wonderful sense of humor, he was always ready to help others. He did this through service to the Red Cross, Children International, and Reading for the Blind. He enjoyed sailing, painting, and playing the guitar, and was most happy at home with his family and pets.

Beloved by his daughters Suzette Sozio and Yvette deForest, his brother Peter deForest, and his life partner Janine Wesselmann, he taught us all graciousness and gratitude.

John walked lightly on the earth and will be dearly missed by all.

Funeral services will take place on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 11 AM in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield.

Burial will take place in Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY.

Friends will be received in the Kane Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 PM to 6 PM.

Memorial contributions to Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western CT, 39 Old Ridgebury Rd., Danbury, CT 06810 would be appreciated.


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