John Forsberg

Memorial Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, June 16, 2023
Clark Associates Funeral Home
4 Woods Bridge Road
Katonah, New York, United States

Celebration of Life

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, June 19, 2023
St. Stephens Church of Ridgefield
353 Main Street
Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States

Memorial Contributions To:

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephens Church of Ridgefield, Greyhound Rescue and Rehab or

Obituary of John Evans Forsberg

John Evans Forsberg of South Salem, NY passed away peacefully Monday, June 12th, 2023 at Regional Hospice Danbury in Connecticut.


John was born on June 13th, 1945, in Rochester, NY, to the late Alice and G. Evans Forsberg. John graduated from Pittsford High School in Pittsford, NY. He received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Arts from SUNY Oswego in 1967 and his Masters of Science from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1972. 


Upon graduating from Oswego, John immediately began his teaching career at Somers Central School District in Somers, NY. He taught Industrial Arts and Technology in the High School and Middle School for thirty-three years. 

In his last years before retiring, John taught Technology and served as the Assistant Technology Coordinator. He was also an active member of the Northern Westchester Education Association.


John was very active in Boy Scouts, particularly with Troop 1 Lewisboro in South Salem. He gave over twenty-five years of service to scouting. John’s numerous awards include Commissioner Training Award, Scouter’s Training Award, the District Award of Merit and the Silver Beaver award for distinguished service of youth. In 1991, he received the Citizen of the Year award by the Lewisboro Lions Club and Technology Teacher of the Year in 1992 by the Westchester-Putnam Technology Teacher Association. He was a member of the Order of the Arrow as well as an active member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Ridgefield, CT, serving as an usher and property committee member and chairman for over thirty years. 


John was a true craftsman and loved the outdoors. He was an avid camper and enjoyed sharing nature with his family and friends. Skiing, kayaking and boat building were some of his favorite hobbies. 


But more than anything else, family mattered the most to John. He is survived by his beloved wife Doris (née Nicol) and is the loving father of David (Jennifer) and Kim Carpenter (Robert) both of Somers, NY. He is the fun-loving grandfather of Jackson, Caleb, Dylan and Abby and brother to Priscilla Reinertsen (Terje) of Contoocook, New Hampshire.


Friends may call at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY on Friday, June 16th from 4-7pm.


A Celebration of Life ceremony will take place at St. Stephen’s Church, 353 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT on Monday, June 19th at 11am.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephens Church of Ridgefield, Greyhound Rescue and Rehab or

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