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Carole D. Forsten

July 12, 1941 ~ September 9, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old


Carole Detwiler Forsten, 82, of the Overbrook Pointe Retirement Community, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, Saturday, September 9, 2023, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She is survived and will be dearly missed by her husband of sixty-three years, Herman, her son, Richard (Kathy), her daughter, Kim Williams (Lance), three grandchildren (Victor Williams, CJ Williams, Roger Williams), a brother (Donald Detwiler), a brother-in-law (Alfred Forsten), and numerous nieces and nephews.

Carole lived a full, happy, and complete life, with family, friends, a career, and travel.  Raised in Philadelphia, she met Herman while in high school, and they married the year after she graduated.  Herman and Carole moved to Delaware in 1963, when he started work for DuPont, and they would spend the bulk of their time together there (in addition to time spent in Waynesboro and Williamsburg, Virginia).  In recent years, they had moved to Pittsburgh, so as to be close to their daughter and grandchildren.  Although not a fan of cold temperatures, Carole attended countless ice hockey games and ice-skating competitions involving Victor, CJ, or Roger.

Carole was a successful real estate agent for many years; loved Bridge, Clue, and Qwirkle; and toured the world extensively with Herman, including trips to Japan, China, Egypt, Israel, Greece, Rome, Spain, central Europe, eastern Europe, the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, Alaska, Hawaii, and many places in between.  Although a world traveler, she loved the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where she and Herman built a vacation home which she designed and meticulously decorated.  This past July, while on the Outer Banks with her family, she had a hole-in-one playing miniature golf.  Carole was devoted to her husband, children, and grandchildren.  After her family, her greatest love was her cats.

A funeral service will be held at Perry Highway Lutheran Church in Wexford, Pennsylvania on Sunday, September 17 at 1:30 pm (visitors may call beginning at 1:00 pm).  Burial will occur on Saturday, September 23 at 1:00 in Sunset Memorial Park in Philadelphia.  A Celebration of Life will also be held in Delaware at a date to be determined. 

 Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mcdonald -Aeberli Funeral Home Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA 16046


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