|Birth: ||Oct. 12, 1925|
|Death: ||Nov. 22, 2007|
Forester F. Ainsworth, Jr. 82 of Lafayette died Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2007 in the Lafayette General Hospital, LTAC unit.
Fog, as he was affectionately called by his family and many friends was a resident of Lafayette for over 50 years. He began his career in the oil and gas business as a lease broker, in Houston, Texas and moved to Lafayette in 1953. For many years he was affiliated with Pritchett & Dykes.
He was born in Salem, Mass. on October 12, 1925 the second of three children. At 17 years old he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and saw action at Iwo Jima during World War II. Following his discharge he later entered Yale University and was in the Class of 1951. Both he and his father (Class of 1921) played football at Yale.
Fog is survived by his sisters, Mary Ann Barnum (William H.) of Meridith, New Hampshire and Joan B. Slocum of Newtown, Conn. He is also survived by his six nephews and nieces. Paul G. Slocum (Jill) of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Sarah Naphen (James) of Newtown, Conn; Peter Barnum (Joan) of Plymouth, New Hampshire; Seth Barnum (Sherry) of Mechanicville, New York; Sally Oak (Reginold) of Orleans, Mass.; Susan Koprowski (Michael) of Boulder, Colorado along with thirteen great nieces and nephews. Also his best friend of nearly 50 years and his primary care giver Gene Moskal.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, Forester and Mary Brown Ainsworth; a brother-in-law, Robert G. Slocum and his beloved niece Sandy Slocum.
A private family service will be held at graveside in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead, Mass. as were his wishes. It will be officiated by the minister of the Church of the Holy Name of Swampscott; Mass. Internment will be in the Jonathan Brown family plot.
The family wishes to thank his three very special angels, Tina Sinegal, Marci Hopkins and Yvette Roy. Their love and devotion helped him get through nearly a year of hardship. They also wish to thank Acadian Home Health, the nurses and therapists, especially Melissa Fortenberry and Vanessa Soprano. Also his housekeeper of 25 years Mrs. Gladys Simpson.
Memorial contributions may be made to charity of choice. Acknowledgments may be sent to P.O. box 51461, Lafayette, LA. 70505.
Martin and Castille - Lafayette, Louisiana , 337-234-2311
Created by: Rita Graves
Record added: Nov 30, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23188630
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Added: Dec. 22, 2007