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1956 KATHY 2020


April 7, 1956 — August 19, 2020

Kathy J. (Lach) Forr, 64, of Hollidaysburg died at home on Wednesday after a long struggle with cancer. She was born in Altoona, the daughter of Joseph J. and Wanda J. (Whippo) Lach. She married her rock and best friend, Timothy S. Forr, on May 1, 1976.

Kathy is survived by her beloved husband Tim; their only child, Benjamin, who along with Ashley, gave Kathy the grandchildren of her heart: Savannah Winters and Preston Meyers.

Kathy is also survived by her most devoted brothers and "sisters" Gary and Karen of The Woodlands, Texas, Joseph and Ruth of Houston, Texas, and Doug and Lisa of Casselberry, Fla., all of whom spent many hours caring for Kathy through her illness. She is also survived by the most attentive nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and brother-in-law, Thomas and Roxanne of Freehold, Md., that she could have ever been blessed with.

She was a 1974 graduate of Altoona Area High School and attended Penn State University, Altoona Campus. Kathy's working career included managing The Book Store, and then the Kard Korner. She was a caregiver for many years and worked for Blair Senior Services, Home Delivered Meals Department. She also was a bookkeeper, gas pumper, and secretary to the business she and Tim owned, Forr's Service.

Kathy was proud to have spent many years volunteering with Boy Scouts of America as an assistant scoutmaster. She also volunteered at The First Baptist Church, Reapers, (food bank) program and was a member of First United Methodist Church, Hollidaysburg.

Kathy loved her family and friends fiercely and enjoyed spending time with them. She will be missed by the many lives she touched.

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, a private ceremony will be held by the family at a later time. Memorial donations can be made in Kathy's name to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, 800 Howard Ave., Suite 1 Altoona, PA 16601;



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