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Robert W. Forsyth Jr., 75, Longtime Wyckoff Resident

Robert W. Forsyth Jr.
Robert W. Forsyth Jr. Photo Credit: Family of Robert W. Forsyth Jr., via Vander Plaat Funeral Home

WYCKOFF, N.J. -- Robert W. Forsyth Jr., of Wyckoff, died on Saturday, Dec. 31. He was 75.

Forsyth grew up in Hackensack and River Edge, and he's lived in Wyckoff for the past 30 years. He served in the Marine Corps as a captain, and he was a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War.

He then went on to be a pilot with TWA for 35 years, before he retired.

Forsyth is survived by his sons, Jeffrey and Andrew; fiancé Selma Alaimo; and siblings Bonnie Shallcross, Laura Mullen, James Forsyth and Ellen Johnson.

He was predeceased by his wife, Karen Mae.

A memorial service was held on Thursday evening, Jan. 5, at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, in Wyckoff.

Memorial donations can be made to the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, 3800 Fettler Park Dr., Ste. 104, Dumfries, VA 22025 or the Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey, Teterboro Airport, 400 Fred Wehran Dr., Teterboro, NJ 07608.

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