Lee J. Forshey

Lee J. Forshey, 50, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Saratoga Springs, NY on October 10, 1967. He was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School and SUNY Geneseo.

Lee lived in Seattle, Washington for close to thirty years. He enjoyed spending time with his numerous friends in Seattle and considered many of them his family. He cherished his trips back home to Ballston Spa to visit his family and friends.

Lee was a career coach for Pacific Associates in Seattle. He helped his clients obtain employment by writing resumes, scheduling interviews and securing employment within a short period of time. He was very proud of his 90% success rate of finding employment for his clients. Prior to working at Pacific Associates, Lee worked in the mental health field.

Lee was an avid hiker, photographer and traveler. He traveled to Africa, Costa Rica and Australia over the last several years.

Lee is survived by his mother Donna Hatley, father John Forshey; brothers John Forshey, Jr and his wife Patti; and Paul Forshey and his wife Guinevere; nephews Adam, Paxton and Owen; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, April 16 from 10 am to 11am at Christ Episcopal Church, West High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144.

The family would like to thank everyone who contributed to Lee’s Go Fund Me page.

Guest Book


We just learned of Lee’s passing. Sending love and comfort to his family and friends from Tom and Jessica

Lynn Clark

What an incredibly special person, Lee. I was fortunate to be one of your clients. I learned so many things about life and making it through the rough patches with a head held high from you. Occasionally, I would share your "witty wisdom" with my family members and friends. They never met you, but knew of you as LeeF. It was my nickname for you because of your strong affinity and pleasure shared from the nature all around us. Thank-you, Lee; and thank-you to your family for sharing you with us here in Seattle, WA. Hope you get to wear all those zany socks that you have collected on your earthtime travels. With appreciation, Lynn

Suzanne Morgan

I am so very sorry and sad to hear of his passing. I became friends with Lee in college and we lived together for a year. He lived more in 50 years than some people do in 90! I'm so glad he got a chance to see the world while he was healthy enough to enjoy it. Love forever, Lee.

Teri Horton

Lee was an amazing friend. I will cherish my fond memories of my times spent with him. My heart goes out to his family and friends. He was loved by many. Prayers for comfort during this time of loss.

Kayci Kuniyuki

Lee was always such a bright light and shining soul in mine and my families lives. I'll never forget his outrageous sense of humor and how he could always make me laugh. You'll always be with me Lee, I love you always and forever. Rest in paradise.

Pamila K Melander

Donna and family,
Love and prayers with you all. May GOD keep his arms wrapped around you all as you say goodbye.
Love and prayers, Pamila

Denis and Bill Morehouse

Donna, I'm so sorry for the loss of your son Lee. May he R.I.P

Jamie Hayes

Lee and I were only knew each other a short time, however we bonded immediately. Lee is an amazing person. One that I know will stay with me every day. From our love of Carmel to our love of outdoors, forever in my heart. I would like to thank Lee's family for allowing me to be part of their lives in such a difficult time. All my love

Amy Jackson

Sending my heartfelt condolences to Lee's family. Lee was a beloved friend. His humor and compassion, intelligence and undaunted spirit helped so many. Lee is truly loved and will be greatly missed.

With love,

Janet Ganem

I am so sorry about Lee's passing. He was a bright light to so many and will be terribly missed.

Beth Young Ahern

My heart is broken hearing of Lee's passing. I am keeping all of you in my prayers and will drive out on Monday from Boston.

Sheila Kuniyuki

My condolences goes out to Lee's family it's a sad day for all. He was family to me as well, just knowing I will no longer see or hear my friends voice again hurts. I'm happy that he's no longer in pain and sad for the loss God Bless you all. He will be truly missed. Rest in Peace my Lee Lee.
Your friend always Sheila

Deborah Legg

Lee, so enjoyed vicariously living your last few travels. Your pictures captured the essences of what you saw, experienced and enjoyed. I was so struck by your adventuresome spirit. As a hiker myself, one of the saying used is......HYOH( Hike Your Own Hike). You definitely did that! Hike on...Lee