Charles Edward Forni

July 9, 1936 - May 10, 2020

07/09/1936 - 05/10/2020

Charles Edward Forni, age 83, of New Martinsville, West Virginia passed away peacefully at his home Sunday, May 10, 2020.

Charles was born on July 9, 1936 to Carl and Elizabeth Forni and raised by Oliver and Alice Wolfe of Powhatan Point, Ohio. A graduate of Powhatan High School, he received his Chemical Engineering degree from Ohio University in 1959. After graduation, Charles began his career with PPG Industries in Natrium, WV and later in life worked for Mobay/Bayer also in Natrium.

Charles and Janet loved traveling the world, especially Europe, but visiting every continent, usually many times. Charles also enjoyed gardening, golfing, bowling and taking care of his many fruit trees. They were active members of the First Presbyterian Church in New Martinsville, WV.

Charles is survived by his wife, Janet, children, Charles Douglas (Anne) Forni of Lakeland, Fl, Christopher (Sue) Forni of Atenas, Costa Rica, and Brian (Theresa) Forni of Cleveland, OH, and two grandchildren, Charlotte and Tabitha, both of Cleveland. He is also survived by his sisters, Sue (Vernon) Ebert (Beallsville, OH), Dot (Jim) Frank (Woodsfield, OH), and a brother Dale (Stella) Forni (Dundee,OH).

He is preceded in death by brothers Floyd Forni and Paul (Carol) Forni, and sisters Helen (Charles) Sommers, Jessie (Vaughn) Spaulding, and Marie (Bud) Clark.

A private service for immediate family will be held this Friday, May 15, 2020, at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home in Powhatan Point, OH.

Interment in the Powhatan Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the First Presbyterian Church of New Martinsville by going to

Share your thoughts and memories with Charles’ family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer. com.

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Kriss Hoyt Tolley
2 years ago

Janet and family….I am so sorry to see this. It’s been a lifetime since I’ve seen you all at Aunt Alice’s but I always remembered Charles as a very kind man. God bless you all.

Sue (Clark) Bradt & family
2 years ago

Dear Aunt Janet & family,
We were so sorry to learn of Uncle Charles’ passing. We are thinking of you all during this sad time.

Sue (Clark) Bradt & family
2 years ago

Dear Aunt Janet and family,
We were so sorry to learn of Uncle Charles’ passing. We are thinking of you all during this sad time.

Paula Malloy
2 years ago

My deepest sympathies. He will always be remembered as a kind, remarkable uncle.

John and Beverley Nozica
2 years ago

Sorry for your loss.

Mary (Forni) Freeman
2 years ago

My deepest sympathies to you and your family. We will all keep Uncle Charles and his deep, infectious laugh in our hearts. We will all remember him lovingly. Peace be with you.

Melissa E Dinger
2 years ago

I will remember the wit and humor of Chuck. I started going to breakfast with my dad and met the Forni’s and such lovely people. We will all miss you Chuck..