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“Janet and family,We are so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. Deepest condolences to your family. Thoughts and prayers through this difficult...Read More »
1 of 32 | Posted by: Kim & John Carter - Acquaintance

“So sorry to hear about Randy. My prayers and condolences to Janet and family. ”
2 of 32 | Posted by: Kathy (Engle) Steele - Friend

“Some years ago, we were set up at a flea market in NW PA. A young girl asked to take photos of our peanut butter glasses to send her friend, Alycia....Read More »
3 of 32 | Posted by: John & Joan Carpenter - PA

“Jim, Delilah and family, I hope this message gets to you. My sincere sympathy to you all . My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this tme...Read More »
4 of 32 | Posted by: Cheryl Green

“We are so, so very sorry to hear of your loss. And what a loss it is. Randy was a really special person. Jake always loved going to your house, not...Read More »
5 of 32 | Posted by: Denny and Mickey Slaney - Friend

“Dearest Forney family, Please know we grieve with you as you grieve Randy now that he has left this world to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus...Read More »
6 of 32 | Posted by: Daniel Marflak - Washington, PA

“Janet. So sorry about your loss. You and the family will be in my prayers. ”
7 of 32 | Posted by: Rita Meister--Yunker - Pittsburgh, PA

“I am so saddened to hear of Randy's passing. I will always remember him as a great Christian man and very talented wood worker and builder with the...Read More »
8 of 32 | Posted by: Bill Donati - Louisburg, NC

“So shocked to hear about Randy’s passing.Jan you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.Paula Watson ”
9 of 32 | Posted by: Paula Watson - Friend

“So very sorry to hear about Randys’ passing. May he fly high with the angels because he was an angel on earth. ”
10 of 32 | Posted by: Kitty “Hunt” Elliott

“Randy was a good friend and classmate. Always smiling and laughing.He will be missed, gone way to soon. Thanks Randy for always visiting my Mom and...Read More »
11 of 32 | Posted by: Barry Andrews - Friend

“Condolences to Janet, Alycia and Marshall. The world was a better place with Randy in it. He was the most fun loving caring man I`ve had the...Read More »
12 of 32 | Posted by: A friend

“Janet, we are saddened and shocked to hear of Randy's passing. Randy was so proud of his family and I know he's right by your side watching over you...Read More »
13 of 32 | Posted by: Frank and Ginny Insana - PA

“I was deeply saddened to here of Randy's passing, and my heart felt prayers go out to his family and loved ones. I had the pleasure of working with...Read More »
14 of 32 | Posted by: Keith Glenn (Vangura surface products) - PA

“My condolences to the family. I knew Randy only briefly while he was renovating the Foundation. He was a kind man with a big heart who always...Read More »
15 of 32 | Posted by: Christina W Vensel

“My heartfelt condolences to the Forney family. Randy was one of the finest young men I had the pleasure of coaching when I first started at Avella...Read More »
16 of 32 | Posted by: Jack Conn - Avella, PA - Friend

“My heartfelt condolences to the Forney family. Randy was one of the finest young men I had the pleasure of coaching when I first started at Avella...Read More »
17 of 32 | Posted by: Jack Conn - Avella, PA - Friend

“We were so shocked to hear this. We will miss chatting with him when we drive by and his smile as he waved when we passed.We are so very sorry for...Read More »
18 of 32 | Posted by: Dan & Keely Dayak - Acquaintance

“I was devastated to hear of Randy’s passing and still can’t come to grips with it. This past Saturday I had just talked to him outside...Read More »
19 of 32 | Posted by: Paul Midler - Friend

“Bob and I were very surprised to read of Randy's passing. He was part of a special family. Our deepest condolences go out to the entire family. ”
20 of 32 | Posted by: Patricia Zeh - Washington, PA

“I have known Randy for many years along with his family. He always made me laugh and we would talk about his grandchildren and his garden. He was a...Read More »
21 of 32 | Posted by: PAMELA PHILLIPS - WASHINGTON, PA

“Our deepest sympathy to the family, friends, and everyone who knew Randy. We met Randy years ago when he put an addition onto our old farm house. ...Read More »
22 of 32 | Posted by: Carol & Bill Jackson - Friend

“I only knew Randy thru my brother's wedding but I knew his parents well. My condolences to his wife children n parents. May God grant you his...Read More »
23 of 32 | Posted by: Sherry Chestnut - Strabane, PA

“Sincerest sympathy to Randy's Family. Randy was a great man and friend to many. It was a pleasure to be able to teach him at Avella High School....Read More »
24 of 32 | Posted by: JOSEPH DUDAS - HOUSTON, PA

“What a great guy...and loved by so many! He always helped my parents with home and business building maintenance and became truly a family friend to...Read More »
25 of 32 | Posted by: Peg Cowden - OCALA, FL - Friend

“Sending deepest sympathy and much love to Randy's family. May God hold you especially close at this sad time. Rest assured that garden planning...Read More »
26 of 32 | Posted by: Monica Parker-Farrell - Neighbor

“Oh ! Janice I am so sorry for your loss ! Having loss my Dad in his sleep a ong time ago, I know the shock you must be feeling and the feel you...Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: Roseanne Farulli - Burgettstown, PA

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Randy always had a spark of happiness for the years that I got to know him. He will be...Read More »
28 of 32 | Posted by: David J Raber - Acquaintance

“Our heart breaks to hear the news . What a shock! Randy was such a good person and always cared for others! He will be sorely missed! Until we meet...Read More »
29 of 32 | Posted by: Diane Quader - Burgettstown

“We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Randy. We got to know him well when he remodeled our Kitchen over ten years ago. His work was meticulous...Read More »
30 of 32 | Posted by: Anthony Antinone - Weirton, WV

“So sorry to hear of the loss of Randy. He was such a great person. ”
31 of 32 | Posted by: Sandy Zatta-iovine - Columbus, OH

“Sandy, Jim and Delilah, I am so sorry to learn of Randy's passing. Your family is in my thoughts and hope your memories of him will be a blessing. ”
32 of 32 | Posted by: Juanita Moore Bradley - Victoria


Randy Alan Forney, 63, of Avella, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep of natural causes on Monday morning, January 25, 2021 in his home.
His beloved wife, Janet Nunez Forney, who he met on a blind date and immediately fell in love with and married on April 27, 1985 in the Hickory Presbyterian Church, survives.
He was born on May 5, 1957 in Washington the son of James A. and Delilah Mae Miller Forney of Washington.
A 1975 graduate of the Avella High School, he worked as the master carpenter of Forney Construction, LLC., his business he founded with his wife.
In his younger years he took several mission trips to Haiti and Guatemala with his father to give aid and help after natural disasters and lived his life always going out of his way to help anyone in need.
It is impossible to capture all of Randy's accomplishments and deeds in words; whatever he did, he did big. From his master carpentry skills, flower and vegetable gardening which he delivered to countless friends and family, and his Peanut Butter Glass collection that became a family pastime, everything he did with near perfection. And the many he loved, he loved big.
Randy loved to be in his garden making sure the vegetables were in neat rows. He loved to drive around his farm on his John Deere Tractor looking at his flowers or taking his grandkids for a ride. He loved to feed the birds in the winter. The love for his land runs deep is his heart.
He was blessed with his two children Alycia Dorsey and husband Justin of Avella and Marshall Forney of Avella; and was a devoted and amazing grandfather to his twin grandchildren Brylin and Jaxton Dorsey who he cherished every moment spoiling. He is also survived by sister-in-law's Patricia Lese and husband Martin of Burgettstown and Audrey Kuzyck and husband Jim of Bethel Park. His lifelong and devoted friends that are family, Bruce and Tirney Kidd daughter Brianna; Marsha and Jeff Pleta and the entire Insana Family. Randy was also the caring brother of Sandy Bruce and her husband Don of Avella and Connie Courson and husband Al of Cranberry Twp. He is survived by his nieces and nephews Alison Kuzyck, Rachel Vandergraft and husband Dave, Joel Halmi and wife Michelle, Amanda Wild and husband Alan, Kaleb Trudeau and wife Rachael, Jacob Trudeau, Mark Lese and Matthew Lese and wife Kristen. Additionally, all his beloved customers that were friends that became family.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother-in law Marshall Charles and Helen Mozina Nunez;grandparents Ila and Curlis Forney; a sister Cynthia Lee Forney who died in infancy; and his niece Ashley Kay Bruce.

**********Due to Covid-19 concerns, the visitation for Randy Forney on Friday and the services at the Hickory U.E.P. Church on Saturday, January 30, 2021 are postponed out of an abundance of caution for the community and visitors planning to attend. Services are tentatively being planned for Saturday February 13, 2021 and will be announced in a later edition by the Lee & Martin Funeral Home. www.leeandmartinfuneral.com.**********

Those wishing to remember Randy Forney in a special way can make a memorial donation in his memory and to honor the late Joyce D. Ellis, to the LeMoyne Community Center, 200 N. Forrest Avenue, Washington, PA 15301 www.lemoynecommunitycenter.org