Arlene Gay Lantzman Forbes
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Arlene Gay Lantzman Forbes

FORBES: Forbes, Arlene Gay Lantzman, born July 6, 1942, passed away July 5, 2021, with family by her side. Arlene settled in Tarpon Springs, Florida, after a life filled with adventure. She was a true renaissance woman. As a 1960 graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh, she was one of the first female students who rebelled against taking home ec and took wood and metal shop instead. She met and married the love of her life, USAF Lt. Col. James A. Forbes, at Penn State University and together they traveled the world. They raised two children and after they were grown, Arlene and Jim adopted three children. Arlene devoted her life to her family. After her husband passed away and her children were grown, Arlene fulfilled a dream of buying an RV and traveling across the U.S. Arlene leaves behind her five children, Sean I. Forbes (Barbara), Michelle L. Forbes, Jesse X. Forbes, Lynda S. E. Forbes, and Rachel E. Forbes; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her siblings Joel Lantzman (Joyce) and Kenneth Lantzman (Sharyn) and many nieces and nephews. Services were held graveside at King David Memorial Park in Falls Church, Virginia. Donations in memory of Arlene to be made to Fisherhouse.org or Magen David Adom. PJC

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