Paul Joseph Forster

October 12, 1951 - March 12, 2019

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Saturday, March 16, 2019
Following Mass at the luncheon
St. Bernard Catholic School Gymnasium
New Washington , Ohio 44854

Saturday, March 16, 2019
12:00 p.m.
St. Bernard Catholic Church
422 W Mansfield Street
New Washington , Ohio 44854

Paul Joseph Forster, 67, of New Washington, Ohio, loving husband of Barbara (Kempf) and dedicated father to Matthew, Clare and Paige, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

Paul, a 1969 high school graduate of Buckeye Central and veteran of the Ohio National Guard, loved his family, especially his granchildren, woodworking, fishing and his community. He faithfully served the New Washington village parishes, St Bernard's and Mother of Sorrows, with years of volunteer time, city council membership, North Central Electric Co-op and as an EMT.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Kathryn Forster and sister-in-law, Diane (Kempf) Majoy.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara of 47 years; children, Matthew (Roseanne) Forster, Clare (Nathan) Poling and Paige (Nick) Caudill; nine grandchildren, John Paul, Jae, Jasmine, Xiomara, Beatrice, Avery, Allison, Lane and Ellen; brothers, Daniel (Cathy) Forster and Robbie Forster; sisters, Carolyn (Allen) Lickfelt, Mary (Dan) Bauer and Pamela (Greg) Magers; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Richard (Laurie) Kempf, Mike (Kim) Kempf, Douglas (Marilyn) Kempf, Gary Kempf, Pat (Randy) Brown, Marilyn (Dennis) LaPore, Janet (Grant) Myers and Darren Majoy; and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church in New Washington. Burial will be held at a later date in St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery. Paul's family invites friends to gather and share stories of him at the luncheon that will be held after Mass at the St. Bernard School Gymnasium. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church or Buckeye Central Endowment Fund. Online condolences can be left for the family at


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Trish Tracey - Mar 27, 2019
Dear Barb and family, We are very sorry about your loss. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. Mike and Trish Tracey
Danielle Gallo - Mar 20, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
John and Sonya Hinklin - Mar 19, 2019
So sorry to hear of Pauls passing. You and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Charlie Swartzfager - Mar 19, 2019
Barb and Family, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Lana Weithman - Mar 16, 2019
So sorry. Thoughts and prayers for you all.
Madelyn Laughbaum - Mar 16, 2019
Barb, Family and Friends. I want to extend my Deepest Sympathy on the loss of Paul. He was one of the good guys. He will be missed . Keeping everyone in my prayers.
Karen Alt - Mar 16, 2019
Please accept my sincere sympathy for your great loss. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Charles A. Ferguson & Mary Jones - Mar 16, 2019
Barb & Family, You have our deepest sympathy. God Bless
Donnie n Rebecca Cunningham - Mar 16, 2019
So very sorry for ur family's loss of Paul. We were ur neighbors for years there n u n Paul were very good neighbors.. our sincere thoughts n prayers r with u all ...
Ken and Donna Hay - Mar 15, 2019
To the Forster family, We are so sorry to hear about Paul. He was such a great guy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Anthony and Marie Pino - Mar 15, 2019
So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
HN Elementary Staff - Mar 15, 2019
To Clare and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Prayers for your comfort and peace.
Tammi Heefener - Mar 15, 2019
I was so sorry to hear about Paul's passing. I feel like I got to know him over the last year and he was truly a great man who will be missed.You and your family are in my prayers.
Halley and Mike Leffler - Mar 15, 2019
Barb, we send you our deepest heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.
Bruce and Barb Shealy - Mar 15, 2019
For ourselves and also for Bruce’s late parents, who we know felt the same, we want to say that Paul was the exact kind of person you would want to have as a neighbor and count as a friend. He was always easy to talk with, friendly and willing to be helpful. He will be missed.
Julie & Roger Finnegan - Mar 15, 2019
Barb & family, We are very sorry for your loss. May Paul be at eternal rest and may Jesus bring comfort to all of you.
Alice Cain - Mar 15, 2019
Barb, Matt, Clare and Paige, I am so sorry for your loss. Paul was such a great classmate and friend. Always willing to share his time and talents in so many ways..May your great memories of him help you through this difficult time. Alice and Brian Cain
Steve Landoll - Mar 15, 2019
Dan, so sorry to hear about your brother. Our condolences and love are with you and your family. May God bless you during these sad times.
Robin Rae - Mar 15, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Paul. There's no words that I could say 2 take away the confusion and pain but I believe in a risen savior that will whisper to your family all the love that you need to hear because sometimes we don't need to be reminded of the loss but be encourage of the love. Paul was a good man and he lives on through all of your as you love each other. May God bless your family with His presense.
Amanda and Paul Stephens - Mar 15, 2019
Sending love and prayers to the family!
Mark Ebbeskotte - Mar 15, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the entire family. May you feel God's loving arms wrapped around you in this most difficult time, as well as the outpouring of love from family and friends from near and far.
Ryan and Erin (Kreim) Nusbaum - Mar 15, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. We are so deeply saddened. Continued prayers for strength and healing.
Chris & Kristina Kincaid - Mar 15, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I admire his commitment to family, friends, and community.
Matthew and Amanda Pace - Mar 15, 2019
So saddened by your sudden loss. May your fond memories give you healing and comfort over time. We will keep your family in our many thoughts and prayers.
Mark Robinson - Mar 15, 2019
The BC family is keeping your family close in our thoughts and prayers. May many of your special memories help you find comfort at this difficult time. Our deepest condolences.
Brian & Mary Bevier - Mar 15, 2019
We feel blessed to have know Paul for so many years with his generous spirit. He cannow join Di, Herb and Eileen at the card table, his hand awaits. We lift you all up in prayer during this heart-breaking time. Times like this make living in NM so difficult. Love and hugs, Mary & Brian
LeeAnn (Weithman) Ruffing - Mar 15, 2019
I was saddened to hear of Paul's passing. I will miss seeing his big smile and friendly wave each and every time I drive by on my way to and from my parent's house. Please know that I am keeping each of you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
John & Angela Nicolucci - Mar 15, 2019
Barb and family, we are so sorry for your loss. It was our pleasure to have known Paul. We will keep you in our prayers.
Paul and Shirley Zimmerman - Mar 14, 2019
Barb, Claire, Paige and Matt, we are so sorry for the loss of Paul. A greater guy you wouldn't want to know. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Leah Jaynes - Mar 14, 2019
Barb and Family I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.
Marilyn Kempf - Mar 14, 2019
No words for my 5th brother. You’re already missed! 😢
Steven Daniel - Mar 14, 2019
To the Forster and Kempf Families--sorry to hear this and am sending my condolences to all of you.
Pat Phillips Mantey - Mar 14, 2019
Sincere condolences to the families. Praying for all of you. Paul was a great guy!
Randall and Nancy Chenevey - Mar 14, 2019
So Sorry to hear of Paul's passing. My prayers are for his family and my cousins. Love, Nancy
JOE WECHTER - Mar 14, 2019
Barb, thoughts and prayers with you and your family at this difficult time.