In Memory of



Obituary for Mahala Forbes

Mahala G. (Rex) Forbes passed away on December 8, 2019 at 99 years of age following a battle with dementia. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Richard L. Forbes. She is survived by her son Richard (Laurie) Forbes Jr. of Rochester, N.Y. and her daughter Robin (Arthur) Ackerman of Sicklerville, N.J. Mahala is also survived by grandchildren Rex Ann (Kenneth) Van Pelt, Aaron Ackerman and Julie Forbes and great-grandchild Chloe Ackerman. Rex was a devoted wife and mother who loved her family and friends. She was always the life of the party, was a great cook and loved to entertain. She was an avid collector of knick-knacks, was a frustrated interior decorator and loved to dance around the house listening to 40’s Swing music. Rex loved to have fun and had an infectious laugh! She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Private services will be held by the family. Memorial donations in her honor may be made to the American Cancer Society.