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Josean "Joses" R. Forbes



AGE: 24

ADDRESS: 1129 Landall Ave., Rib Lake, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:29 AM Saturday, August 3 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where he had been a patient for the past 4 days

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Simultaneous memorial services will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, August 10 at Camp Forest Springs, Westboro, WI and at 4:00 PM EST at Windsor Locks Congregational Church, Windsor Locks, CT

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 15, 1989 at Ponce, Puerto Rico

EDUCATION: Windsor Locks, CT elementary and was a graduate of Windsor Locks High School; Attended Roberts Wesleyan University in Rochester, NY and was presently a student at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: He was presently working toward a degree in criminal justice. For the past 6 summers, he worked as a staff counselor & program assistant at Camp Forest Springs, Westboro, WI. He fought a lifelong battle after being born with HIV, finally succumb to multiple infections due to his illness. He enjoyed playing guitar, sports, and creating relationships with people.

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Biological siblings – twin sister, Najee Rivera of Milwaukee, Angelica Rivera & Thomas Rivera both of Hartford, CT; Adopted siblings – Rebeccah (Dave) Hopkins of Rib Lake, Christen (Jennifer) Forbes of North Haven, CT, Devon (Kara) Forbes of Windsor Locks, CT

SURVIVING PARENTS: Jerre & Jane Forbes of Rib Lake, WI

OTHER INFORMATION: The family requests that memorials be given to the scholarship fund @ Camp Forest Springs, Westboro or to the Rawhide Boy’s Ranch in New London, WI
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