Andrew J. Forgash, Retired Faculty, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, died on November 29, 2007. Professor Forgash was a member of the Entomology Department.
Andrew J. Forgash, Ph.D, 84, was born and raised in Dunellen, NJ. and resided in South Plainfield for 53 years. He graduated from Holy Trinity High School in Westfield, NJ, in 1941. Following high school, Mr. Forgash enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and served until his honorable discharge in 1944. He graduated
from Rutgers University in 1949 with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. A
year later he earned his master's degree in entomology, and in 1952 he earned
his PhD in entomology, both from Rutgers University. In 1948 while seeking his bachelor's degree, Andrew started his career at Rutgers as a Research Fellow. After earning his doctorate and over the course of his 36-year tenure, he held various positions within the Entomology Department at Rutgers University. A member of the Middlesex County Mosquito Commission for 35 years, Mr.
Forgash served as treasurer before retiring in 2006. An avid gardener and Giants and Yankees fan, he was also a member of the South Plainfield American Legion Post 243 and V.F.W. Post 6763. He was predeceased by a son, Drew Forgash, who died in 1982 and by a brother, and two sisters. Surviving are his wife, Cassie (Snyder); two daughters, Davida Sacco and her husband Joe of South Plainfield and Stephanie Albury and her husband Bruce of Lake Ariel, PA; his son, Richard and his wife Bonnie of South Brunswick; his daughter-in-law, Sherry Forgash of Long Island; and his six grandchildren, Joseph and Todd Sacco, Andrew Forgash, Jill and Drew Forgash, and Dylan Albury. Also surviving are four great-grandchildren, Joseph, Jordan, Jenna, and Alexandra Sacco as well as
numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Haven
Hospice, c/o JFK Medical Center, 65 James St., Edison, NJ 08818.