David Allen Fornshil, 86, of Wayne Lakes, passed away at 6:47 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville.  Dave was born April 29, 1931 in Cincinnati, and the son of the late Winfield Dean and Edna Lucille (Campbell) Fornshil.

Dave was a veteran of the US Navy serving as an Aviation Electronic Technician during the Korean War.  Following his Naval service he attended ITT Technical Institute in Indiana for 3 years  and later retired in 1993 from GTE of Troy, Ohio as a foreman and switch worker having installed the first electronic telephone office in Ohio.

He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Greenville, the Germantown Masonic Lodge, served on the Wayne Lakes Village Council and had coached boy’s baseball. Dave enjoyed going RV’ing with his wife Marilyn and fishing, computer and electronic equipment.  Dave was also a lifelong HAM Radio operator.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by granddaughters Rachael Elizabeth Bass and Infant McNutt and a brother Donald Fornshil.

Dave is survived by his wife Marilyn Elizabeth (Foster) Fornshil of Wayne Lakes.  They were married August 15, 1954.  His children Rebecca Hatfield of Middletown, Debra (Rodney) McNutt of Wayne Lakes,  Lisa Pasch of Pendleton, Ind., Dean (Christine) Fornshil of Dayton and Chris (Ronda) Fornshil of Wayne Lakes;  grandchildren Jesse Hatfield, Trisha Allison, Allison Roberts, Christopher Fornshil, Steven Fornshil, Maggie Salem, Andrew Fornshil, Jamie Welch and Matthew Fornshil; great grandchildren  Brandilyn Allison, Gage Allison, Rowan Hawes, Dayne Roberts, Cam Fornshil, Landen Roberts, Jordyn Welch, Zoey Fornshil, Khaled Salem, Cora Fornshil, Sophie Higgs, Carter Fornshil, Faith Welch and Xavier Higgs as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, with Pastor Jackie Collins officiating.  Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Ft. Jefferson, where Graveside Military Services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.   The family will receive friends on Friday from 1 p.m. until time of the services in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to The State of the Heart Care of Darke County or the American Alzheimer’s Association.

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