Thursday, August 30, 2018

Obituary Notice: George Feldner Forner, Ordained Minister and former USIA Foreign Service Officer

courtesy LJB via email

Obituary:  George Feldner Forner 7/19/1932 - 8/28/2018

Mr. Forner, a graduate of Allegheny College and Princeton Seminary, was an ordained Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) minister. He served the Presbyterian Mission in Iran from 1958-1964. 

In 1966, he joined the diplomatic corps and served with the United States Information Agency in Brazil, Yugoslavia, the Soviet Union, Hungary, Australia and Pakistan and was a recipient of the Department of State’s Superior Honor Award.  

He was a member of the National Capital Presbytery and served as Parish Associate to Trinity Presbyterian Church in Herndon, VA.He is survived by his wife of 58-years, Patricia; his daughter, Audrey McGuinness and her two children, Ethan and Madeleine of Sydney, Australia and grandsons Joshua Norman Edward Forner of Melbourne, Australia and Darien James Rich-Forner of Reston, VA. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert, on October 30, 2017.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 8, at 11 a.m. in Trinity Presbyterian Church, 651 Dranesville, Road, Herndon, VA 20170, with a reception and catered lunch afterwards in the church social hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the international NGO, World Vision or to the Youth Mission of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Herndon,VA.

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