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Laurie E Forsyth

February 10, 1934 ~ July 17, 2018 (age 84)

Laurie E. Forsyth, 84, of Northumberland, formerly of Sunbury, died on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Nottingham Village Skilled Nursing Center.

Laurie was the eldest daughter of Leatha and Sherman Eby of Sunbury. She married Richard R. Forsyth on July 20, 1957. Laurie and Richard were the parents of Christopher A. Forsyth and Lisa K. Seiple. Richard and Lisa predeceased Laurie, Richard on May 15, 2015 and Lisa on April 14, 2017. Laurie’s younger sister, Betsy Mertz passed away on March 26, 2011.

A graduate of Mansfield University, Laurie was an accomplished and beloved teacher in the Shikellamy School District for decades. She taught home economics, providing many students meaningful skills that they used throughout their lives. The 1976 Shikellamy High School Yearbook was dedicated to her.

Laurie was an active participant in the Soroptimist Club for many years.

Laurie spent her last years on campus of Nottingham Village, first in a cottage with her husband, then in an apartment in the Retirement Center. A major stroke in January 2016 required her to reside in the Skilled Nursing Center.  She received much kindness and comfort from the caregivers at Nottingham Village, including a number of her former students.

The family is grateful for the dedication of Laurie’s pastor, Ronald Troup, who attended her daily in her last illness.

Laurie’s survivors include son Christopher; nephew and Thomas Deppen and wife Betty, of Lewistown; and nephew John Deppen and wife Taci, of Northumberland.

A celebration of Laurie‘s life will be held at Pavilion #1 of Shikellamy State Park Marina on Thursday August 16, 2018. Visitors are welcome to share memories with friends and family from 10 am. until noon.

She will be intered in Pomfret Manor Cemetery in Sunbury with her husband.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library, Northumberland, Faith United Methodist Church, Sunbury, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are made by David T. Zweier Funeral Home, Inc. 157 Chestnut St. Sunbury, PA. Condolences may be made at

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