Ormond Beach, Florida – FORREST – James E., 84, of Ormond Beach, formerly of Hudson and Marlborough, MA, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022, after a brief illness. Beloved father of Gordon Forrest and his wife Lisa of Lynnfield, MA, and Kirsten Forrest Treska of Daytona Beach, FL. Grandfather of Ethan, Samuel, William and Katherine. Brother of Linda Forrest. Jim was predeceased by his life partner Jose “Alex” Camacho.
Born in Washington, DC, and raised in California and Oregon, he was the son of the late Roger and Lorna (Johnson) Forrest. Jim graduated from Pomona College and attended the University of Chicago. He has spent his professional career in supply chain and logistics, including 21 years with Digital Equipment Corporation in Puerto Rico, Massachusetts and New York. His passion for classical music and opera provided him with a vast network of like-minded acquaintances, and as an early user of email and social media, he cultivated these friendships around the world.
Funeral services will be private. At the request of the family, please omit the flowers. Donations may be made in Jim’s memory to the Halifax Humane Society, 2364 LPGA Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32124. https://www.halifaxhumanesociety.org/.
Arrangements by Baldwin Brothers of Ormond Beach.