FLORIDA — Alan Ambrose Forthofer, 84, died Friday, March 21, 2014, in Florida. Born May 28, 1929, to Elmer and Lucille Dechant Forthofer. Alan lived most of his life in Ohio where he was a farmer. Alan moved to Durham in 1984 where he worked many years as a heavy equipment mechanic for Dennis Equipment and at Duke Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth; and survived by his 14 children.
The family will be present Thursday, from 6-8 p.m., at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 West Main St., Durham. Alan’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, at noon, at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1001 Mason Road, Durham. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alan’s memory may be made to ewtn.com (Eternal Word Television Network). Online condolences at www.hallwynne.com. See Obituaries.
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