Robert “Bear” Forish, 78, of Derry Township, died Thursday, April 9, 2020 at his home. He was born October 1, 1941 in Latrobe, a son of the late Steve J. Sr. and Mary (Miscovich) Forish. He was a graduate of Latrobe High School class of 1960 then served four years with the US Navy. Prior to retirement he worked at Latrobe Steel (Timken) and he grew up attending St. Benedict Catholic Church, Marguerite. Bear loved hunting, fishing and camping, was a lifetime member of Kingston Vets & Sportsmen’s, Derry Rod & Gun and American Slovak Club in Loyalhanna, and also member of Derry Eagles #1612. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter, Christina Elaine Orvish, seven brothers, John “Jack”, Joseph, Paul, Edward, Steve “Pal”, James and William Forish. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Mae (Hoyman) Forish, a son, R. Stephen “Stuffy” Forish and wife Jennifer of Latrobe, two step-sons, William C. Pyle and wife Sherry of Connellsville and Dale E. Pyle and wife Elizabeth of Waterford, three grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, three step-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A private visitation was held for the immediate family at the Leo M. Bacha Funeral Home, Inc., Pleasant Unity.
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