Kenneth Francis Forino
Kenneth Francis Forino passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Amityville, NY; lived in many areas of Maryland; Virginia Beach, VA; Jacksonville, FL and Okinawa, Japan.
He enlisted in the US Navy and served 6 years active duty in Corpus Christi, TX and Virginia Beach, VA and was Honorably Discharged. He then continued his service with the Department of Defense for the next 26 years until his retirement from FRCWP Det Okinawa.
As an Aircraft Sheet Metal/Composite Repair Mechanic, Workleader, Aircraft Planner & Estimator and Temporary P&E Supervisor he travelled extensively in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terror. The A-6 and F-14 sheet metal shops were his favorite! He loved the smell of jet fuel in the morning.
His awards and recognitions for his government service are too numerous to mention – not that he would. He was a professional in every sense of the word, honest and trustworthy to a fault, and he loved his commander in chief.
Ken loved bass fishing, metal detecting, wood working, stained glass and his beloved Washington Capitals ice hockey team. He followed NASCAR, UFC and Pride venues when he could sneak them into his busy schedule. He loved to travel in the Pacific and visited over 23 counties, camps and bunkers.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Cathy. He has 1 son, Brandon Forino of Portsmouth, NH.
A special thank you to The Hospice of St. Francis for providing remarkable care and support to Ken and his family.
Ken will be greatly missed. Cathy, our love and prayers are with you. Thank you for sharing the joys of Ken’s life during his memorial. It was beautiful. We will always be there for you when you need us.
Cathy & Brandon, I’m sorry I can’t be there today to help you celebrate Ken’s life. He was a good fellow – a big personality, and has left a big hole in your lives. Hopefully, this celebration will fill a tiny corner of it with love & laughter.
Sending that love your way,
I am so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. He was one of the hardest working people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He put in the long hours and was always there to help the team. I pray for your family during this hard time. He will truly be missed by his FRCWP family.
Cathy and Brandon,
My heart is heavy for you. Ken was a dear friend of mine and one that I will never forget. I pray that you’ll find comfort in the many memories and photos you have of Ken. He was a wonderful person, a great father and husband. Be assured Ken was loved and will be missed by all at NAPRA/FRCWP. May God Bless you and give you strength and comfort .
May you rest in peace.
Ken was what we called in the Navy “A Hard Charger”. An excellent
artisan. Most folks will never know the work Ken performed on Navy & Marine Corps aircraft, but he made a contribution to this country that
can’t be measured. He was part of a unique team that literally keeps this country safe. He will be missed by all that came in contact with him.
Go rest high on that mountain, your work on earth is done. God bless the family, stay strong.
Cathy…this is wonderful tribute to Ken, and to your support/partnership for/with him. My positive energies are with you and Brandon as you celebrate Ken’s life.
Kenny rest in peace cousin. Family will definitely miss you. Cathy, our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you and Brandon during these trying times.
Cathy, even though w cannot be there with you, our thoughts and prayers are with you, Brandon and Kenny. We will see you in January when we come down. Love from Montana, Paul & Teresa……
Rest in Peace my friend. Thank you for everything you have taught me. You are a great friend and you will be greatly missed.
Cathy, my heart goes out to you and Brandon. My prayers are with you duriing this time.