William "Bill" DeForest of Falls Church, VA died unexpectedly on Saturday October 21, 2017 at the INOVA Fairfax Hospital. Bill was born January 22, 1953 in Port Chester, NY and was raised in New City, NY.
Bill was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Alice DeForest, of New City, NY and sister, Cheryl Sites, of Harrisburg, PA. He is survived by his adoring wife of 42 years, Brenda; two wonderful children, son, Reverend Matthew DeForest and daughter, Catherine DeForest. Bill is also survived by two brothers, Raymond DeForest and Lee DeForest; three sisters, Cynthia Morehead, Lynne DeForest and Mary Maloney; many aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bill was an active and devoted parishioner of Saint Philip Roman Catholic Church. He loved his Catholic Faith and had a great devotion to St. Benedict of Nursia.
Bill was a graduate of Clarkstown North High School, in New City, NY. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps immediately following high school, where he proudly served his country for four years and achieved the rank of Sergeant. Following his service, Bill went to work for the United States Government in Washington, DC. He completed his B.A. degree in Business Administration at George Mason University.
Bill was a kind, gentle soul, who touched the lives of all who knew him. His generosity knew no limits, spending much of his time helping others. He loved the New York Yankees, playing chess, racquetball and golf with his buddies and above all, spending time with his family.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m., at Everly Community Funeral Home in Falls Church, VA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Saint Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Falls Church, VA on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery, 142 Joseph Blane Rd, Silver City, NM 88061.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.
Please pray for him.