Paul F. Forsyth, chemist and engineer


April 21, 1928 – April 4, 2015

Paul F. Forsyth, formerly of Lewiston, a chemist and engineer, died Saturday in Harris Hill Nursing Facility, Clarence, after a brief illness. He was 86.

Born in Ogdensburg, he came to Western New York with his family as a teenager. He served in the Army during World War II and was stationed at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, as a technician.

Returning from service, he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry from Canisius College and began working as a chemist and engineer at Union Carbide Corp. in Niagara Falls in 1953.

Mr. Forsyth went to work for Bell Aerosystems and in 1962 was hired by Carborundum Corp. as a supervising engineer. He later became a senior research engineer and manager. He retired from Carborundum in 1989. He received four patents and had several publications.

He was a member of the American Chemical Society and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He was an avid stamp collector and fisherman.

He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Mildred L. Schmidle. He was remarried in 1980 to the former Emily Klak.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Alan J. and Daniel; two daughters, Barbara A. McDonald and Mary Lou; four stepsons, Dr. John P. Lazarus, David A. Lazarus, Donald M. Lazarus and Kenneth A. Lazarus; a brother, Raymond; and nine grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Vincent de Paul Parish at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, 2748 Military Road, Niagara Falls.

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