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Stewart W. “Buddy” Forbes, Jr.

January 3, 1947 - December 23, 2021

Stewart W. “Buddy” Forbes, Jr., age 74, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021.

Born in Elkton, MD, on January 3, 1947, he was the son of the late Ella Mae (Dill) and Stewart W. Forbes, Sr. Buddy worked for DuPont as a respiratory technician, retiring in 2003 after 38 years of dedicated service.

He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and a member of Retreads Motorcycle Club. Some of his favorite memories were traveling to all 50 states on his motorcycle with his wife, Marlene. Buddy enjoyed camping, listening to bluegrass music and eating his favorite meal, chicken-n-dumplings.

He is survived by his loving wife, Marlene A. (North) Forbes; 3 children; 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and 2 sisters.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 E. Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Buddy’s memory may be made to VFW Post 6027, 815 Turkey Point Road, North East, MD 21901.

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20 Condolences for Stewart W. “Buddy” Forbes, Jr.

  • Mr. Forbes, I have always held you and Mrs. Forbes near and dear to my heart. You were there to help when I was younger and even give advice to my fiancé when her father was I’ll. I’ll never forget the first time we met and conversations at the dinner table when I was younger. You will be missed.

  • Marlene,
    My heart goes out to you on the loss of your hubby and a great friend to me. I will miss him terribly on that back wall. I love you and hope, when you are ready, you come back to the VFW. I know he would want you too. Love you, Lucille

  • To one of the good guys you always had open arms for a big teddy bear hug , and you loved with your whole heart .I am sure you are up in Heaven taking a long motorcycle ride with my Mom and Dad and the whole gang again and telling Dad ( Brownie) that you are not going down that dirt road and getting your bike dirty. I am so glad that you all came into my parents life and you have became a part of our extended family . You will surely be missed Stewie but you will never be forgotten I Love you and Marlene . And don’t you worry about your Love of your life she will be taking care of by us all . Until we meet again Love you always and keep my Mommy and Daddy off them dirt roads ! ♥️

  • Rest in peace Uncle Buddy ❤

  • A true angel got his wings. Rest in peace uncle buddy. We love you

  • I am so very sorry for your loss Marlene. Sending my deepest heartfelt sympathy .
    Please remember to take care of yourself.
    Hope to see you at the VFW some Sunday

  • So sorry Marlene! Call me if you want to talk, anytime. 302-684-8814.

  • I was very fortunate to have known you my entire life. You were like a second dad to me. I’m very thankful for all the memories and good times we shared including dinner at Wesley’s and our gas station chicken. I love and miss you 3039. RIP Dad Forbes. My deepest condolences to your family.

  • Sorry for your loss…our prayers go out to the family…

  • Stew , such a nice man, loved by all. Warm heart and very kind .
    Sure will miss him. Love and hugs to Marlene all all the loved ones.

  • Marlene, My thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a special guy. Love you both.

  • So very sorry for your loss. Loved when you all rode the bikes together mom loved it too. You will be missed Stew.

  • Eileen and family
    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Buddy, will be missed by family & many friends. I member the many times he helped with my cars & house problems.
    Bud mostly the wonderful times spend on his front porch just Bulls–ting.
    With sadness, goodbye to a wonderful neighbor
    ED

  • Marlene my sincere condolences to you and your family.

  • You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Love,
    Steven, Mandi and Paige

  • Marleen, We were so saddened when we heard that Stu had passed on. Please let us know if there is ever anything that you need.
    Your neighbor, Ron

  • You will be missed. Thanks for the years of support.

  • You will always be missed and never forgotten. Rest In Peace Uncle Buddy. ❤️

  • Marlene, I am so sorry to hear of Buddy’s passing. This news saddens my heart. You two had true love. Your family will be in my prayers.