Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Melvyn I. Forkos

August 24, 1942 - July 3, 2017


Date and Time

Friday, July 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM


Waldheim Jewish Cemetery
1700 South Harlem Avenue
Forest Park, Illinois 60130


Rabbi Lisa Bellows
Congregation Beth Am


Hronek Residence
3120 Shelley Court
Woodridge, Illinois 60517
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Friday immediately following the
interment until 7:30 PM and
Sunday from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
*No parking on Shelley Court Friday until 5:00 PM*

Memorial Contributions

American Lung Association
61 Broadway
New York, New York 10006


Melvyn I. Forkos, 74.
Beloved husband of the late Susan, nee Small. Loving father of Tracy (Larry) Peiser, Heather (William) Hronek and Barri (Nathan) Horn. Adoring grandfather of Jordan and Jessica Peiser, Samuel Hronek and Hayden Horn. Cherished son of the late Jack and Esther. Dear brother of the late Harvey Forkos. Fond uncle of Todd Goldberg, Stuart Goldberg, Nicole Mason and Jennifer Franz. Will be missed by many cousins and friends. Devoted companion of Tova Kaplan. Graveside service Friday, 11 AM at Waldheim Cemetery, gate 240, 17th and Harlem, Forest Park. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Buffalo Grove, 847.229.8822,


We encourage you to share your personal
condolences and stories of Melvyn I. Forkos below and
we will share them with the family.

Oscar Hollander

Melvyn and I played baseball together next to Roosevelt High School. We were in Troop 917 of Boy Scouts together. He was a real good first-basemen (a natural "southpaw"). We were in the same graduating class in high school. I remember and liked Harvey, too.

Courtney Talcott

My thoughts and prayers are with the Forkos family at this time. May you always cherish the great memories and find comfort knowing they will forever remain in your hearts. Mr. Forkos was a great man and I'm honored have met him just a few times. He was a great man/father and will forever be remembered.

Brad and Gayle Stone

We are so sorry about Mel's recent passing. He was our devoted friend for 47 yrs. and we will truly miss him. Our deepest condolences to Mel's family. He was so kind to everyone and our family will truly miss him.
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