Carl Forcheskie

Obituary of Carl S. Forcheskie

Carl S. Forcheskie, a resident of Greentown, PA and former resident of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY died in his home on December 18, 2010 from complications of cancer. Born in Shamokin, PA on February 3, 1927, the second son of a coal miner John Forcheskie and Helen (nee Stellmach), he served as a Tech Sargent in the US Third Army at the end of WWII and was stationed in Germany. After the war he graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1951 and began working at Lybrand, Ross Brothers and Montgomery as an accountant and soon passed his CPA exam on the first try. While at Lybrand, Mr. Forcheskie had a special assignment at the U.S. Treasury Department, where in 1962 helped investigate US Steel's price increases that were considered inflationary by President Kennedy, and contributed to The President's 1963 tax message to Congress, under the direction of then Treasury Secretary C. Douglas Dillon and future Secretary Henry Fowler. After his assignment in Washington DC, he moved back to New York and was Vice-President Finance of Loral Corporation based in New York where he worked for several years. He later was hired by Salant Corporation, a diversified apparel manufacturer in New York City, first as Vice-President Finance and eventually became Chief Executive Officer. His retirement years were spent playing golf in his residential community in the Poconos, playing pool with his friends and many family parties. He was preceded in death by his first wife Geraldine and is survived by wife Barbara, son Carl J. of Ridgefield, CT, and daughters Gail Melillo of Lord's Valley, PA, Caroline Forcheskie-Lupo of Yorktown Heights, NY and Karen Dinunzio of State College, PA. He also had nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Friends may call at Hastings Funeral Home, 15 Spring St, Hastings-on-Hudson NY on Monday Dec 20 from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8 pm. A service will be held at 10am Tuesday Dec 21 at the Funeral Home. Donations in his memory can be made to the Diakon Hospice St. John, 416 Main St, Honesdale, PA 18431.
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