Paul V. Forrest Jr., 85, 46-year Sun employee

March 20, 2003

Paul Vernon Forrest Jr., whose career in the circulation department and mailroom at The Baltimore Sun newspapers spanned 46 years, died of lung cancer Sunday at Glen Meadows Retirement Community in Glen Arm. He was 85.

Mr. Forrest was born in Baltimore and raised in the city's Walbrook section. He was a 1934 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School and was hired by the A.S. Abell Co., then publisher of The Sun and The Evening Sun, as a circulation clerk in 1936.

In the late 1930s, he was promoted to Evening Sun street sales supervisor, and later held the same position for The Sun. He was named assistant manager of Evening Sun street sales in 1952. He worked in the mailroom as an executive trainee in 1954 and later became assistant home delivery manager.

From 1969 until retiring in 1982, he was assistant superintendent of the mailroom.

During World War II, he served with the Coast Guard Auxiliary in Baltimore.

In 1936, he married Catherine Doyle, who died in 1973.

Mr. Forrest, a former Overlea resident, had lived at Glen Meadows since 1998. He enjoyed oil painting and photography and was a member of the Baltimore Camera Club.

A former communicant of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church in Overlea, he was a member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 13305 Long Green Pike, Hydes, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

Surviving are his wife of 29 years, the former Lorraine Keller; two daughters, Lynne Forrest Sutton-Warner of Williamsburg, Va., and Eileen Forrest Ward of Eugene, Ore.; a brother, John Douglas Forrest of Anneslie; two stepdaughters, Marlene M. Grubb of Overlea and Dee A. Myers of Ocean City; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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