George E. Forler

  • Born: June 28, 1931
  • Died: December 3, 2017
  • Location: Granby, Connecticut

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Windsor, CT 06095

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Tribute & Message From The Family

George Elmer Forler, 86, of Granby, beloved husband for 63 years of Vivian “Betty” Elizabeth (Swanson) Forler, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Born in Hartford on June 28, 1931, son of the late Elmer O. and Lydia (Pekrul) Forler, he was raised in West Hartford and was a graduate of William H. Hall High School. After high school, he took courses to become an electrician at A.I. Prince Tech in Hartford and upon graduation he was hired at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford. George followed his desire to work on large commercial projects and later took a position with the IBEW #35 in Wallingford as a union electrical contractor. He loved his work and often told people about how he had helped to build well-known hospitals, schools and other buildings throughout the Hartford area. His fellow union workers became a true brotherhood of lifelong friends that he loyally worked alongside during his 37 year career with the IBEW. He was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Evangelical Lutheran Church in Simsbury for 53 years and had served on several groups and committees over the years as well as helping to build the current church on Wescott Road in Simsbury. Most of all, George will be remembered as a family man who enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his wife, his six children, and his grandchildren. Besides his wife Vivian, he leaves two sons, Martin R. Forler and his wife Margaret of East Hartland and Scott Forler of Hartford; three daughters, Cynthia Balmer and her husband Robert of Chicago, IL, Sandra Lynn Forler of Granby, and Heidi Forler-Dinsmore and her husband Michael of Norfolk; his daughter-in-law, Linda Forler of North Granby; five grandchildren, Christopher Forler and his wife Jaci of West Hartford, Sarah Schackner and her husband Ryan of East Granby, Amy Forler and her fiancé Christopher Delbon of North Granby, Julie Forler of Rockland, MA, and Taylor Kahlman of West Palm Beach, FL; and a great-granddaughter, Anna Schackner. He was predeceased by a son, Mark S. Forler in 2005; and by an infant sister, Joanne Forler. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 9, 11 a.m., at the Shepherd of the Hills Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7 Wescott Rd., Simsbury. Burial will be private. George’s family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Shepherd of the Hills Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7 Wescott Rd., Simsbury, CT 06070 or to McLean Development, Attn: Hospice, 75 Great Pond Rd., Simsbury, CT 06070.