Joseph Andrews Forest ’54 died on October 14, 2006, in Kingston, Washington.
Born on November 1, 1932, in Seattle, WA, he prepared for college at Western High School in Washington, DC, and became a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he attended in 1950-51 before entering the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Following his graduation from the Naval Academy in 1955, he served in Naval Intelligence for four years and then entered Stanford University School of Law in California, from which he graduated in 1959. He worked in the San Rafael (CA) law firm of Riede and Elliott before serving as a deputy county counsel for Marin County in California beginning in 1965. In 1972, he went into private practice in Marin with the law firm of Carrow, Jones, Applen, & Forest. He was the city attorney for Larkspur, Novato, Petaluma, Cotati, and Calistoga in California for some years and also served as administrative abatement hearing officer for Sonoma County and San Rafael. In recent years, he was the legal advisor to the housing authority for the S’Klannam Indian tribe and a volunteer in the Washington Reading Corps, a community youth service program. He also practiced law with Forest & Rudnansky in Santa Rosa, CA, and was a commercial wine grape grower, with his own winery in Healdsburg. Surviving are his long-time companion, Marganne Clay of Kingston, who supported him throughout his difficult battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease); his aunt, Kathleen Andrews of Brooksville in Maine; two daughters, Cindy A. Forest and Jacqueline F. Sichel; a son, Benjamin F. Forest; and nine grandchildren.