David Stephen Forde

david forde
On May 13, 2009 David Stephen Forde of Vienna, Virginia passed away as the result of a car accident. Loving & devoted son of Michael G. & Claudia S. Forde; beloved brother of Leigh Ann, Eric, & Peter Forde. He is also survived by his grandparents, Elfriede & the late Gerald Forde & Roland & Waneta Strickert. David attended James Madison High School.

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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  1. I’m so very sorry for your loss. I hope you are able to find comfort with family and close friends at this extremely difficult time. My heartfelt sympathies. Jodi Vogel

  2. Mike, Claudia, Leigh Ann, Eric, and Peter; We were stunned when our Michael told us about David. Our prayers are with you. God bless David now just as He has for the last 17 years with such a caring family. Watching him grow over the years into a young man, I still first think of his cute little face around second grade with his wide-eyed, shy smile and perpetually chapped lips. It always makes me smile. Our heart-felt sympathy to you. Judy, Roy, Michael, and Hannah Bensen.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. May God Bless and Keep you. Alums of Madison Class 1989 & 2006 Soon to be Class of 2013

  4. Mike, Claudia, Peter, Leigh Ann, Eric – Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for your family. Our hearts are with you all. Karin, Bill, David, & Brian

  5. The Forde Family, you are in our hearts and thoughts, and will always be forever. Please let any of us know if there is anything any of us can do. David, you will forever be missed and loved by all of us. You were one of the best friends any of us ever had. With all of our love, Danielle, Omni, Mariam, Debby, Julius, Anna, Matt C, Matt M, Read, Zach, Alex Z, Alex P, Drew, Marianna, Elise, Bryant, Duff, Aleyna, Grace, Alex D., Laura, Melih, Brian, and Charles,

  6. Dear Claudia and Mike, We sorrow with you over the death of David. May each of you be comforted with the certain hope of the resurrection of the body and life everlasting in heaven with our Savior, Jesus. We send our love and prayers, Karen and Denny

  7. We are so very sorry for the loss of your son and brother. Our prayers are with your family.

  8. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Forde I can only imagine how hard this is for you. Ive been in a deep sorrow these past few days from what happened to David. Im glad i really got to know David over the past three years he was and and still is one of the best friends ive ever had.you were blessed to have such a sweet loving caring boy and I really mean that. If there is anything I can do to help dont hesistate to ask. Ill see you tomorrow at the funeral to pay my goodbyes to David.. But I do know hes in a better place now looking over us with his bright and radiant smile he was such a good boy and will be missed and never will be forgotten. With Love, Henry Noonan

  9. Dear Mike, Claudia, Leigh Ann, Eric, and Peter, We just heard the devastating news about David. Our hearts are so heavy for you. We know that through your strong faith in God and the support of your family and friends you will endure this heartbreaking tragedy. Please know that our family is sharing in your grief and keeping you all in our prayers. with our deepest sympathies, Joe, Elizabeth, Nicole,Danielle, and Gabrielle Barrett

  10. Dear Forde Family, we are so sorry for your loss. David will be missed so much. God Bless.

  11. Dear Claudia and Mike, We grieve with you over the loss of your precious son, and pray that you and your family will feel God’s comfort and strength each day. With our love and prayers, Cathy and Ken

  12. We were unfortunate to meet David. However, he was a good friend to our son, Bryant. Our prayers are with you during this great time of sorrow and pain. Bless you and your family. Keith, Elizabeth, Sarah & Bryant

  13. Dear Mike, Claudia, Leigh Ann, Eric and Peter, We were stunned and saddened to hear the news about David’s passing. Such things shouldn’t happen, especially to someone so young…our thoughts and prayers are with you, and we will see you soon. May God’s love hold you up during this difficult time and always. Love, Roni, Bill and Jason

  14. Evan and I will always have fond memories of David – playing soccer and Violin. His spirit will live on in every orchestra concert we attend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loving family.

  15. Everyone loves you so much David. I’m praying for your family and I know that you are in the most peaceful place ever watching over everyone. Madison will never be the same without your smiling face.

  16. Mike and Claudia, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved son. My condolences go out to you and your family. With fond regards, Liz Ward

  17. Mike and Claudia: As your neighbors, we were very saddened to hear of your loss. Please accept our condolences and know that you are in our prayers. Please let us know if you need anything at all. Will and Edita Beckwith

  18. The flowers I buy for him will wilt and die, but his memory will always live in our hearts. Love and condolences, Liz Stewart Friend

  19. Dear Mike and Claudia, We will always remember David’s sweet smile. Such a gentle person! Our heartfelt condolences. We are praying for all of you. The Pells

  20. Michael, Claudia and family, Luther and Roger let us know about your very sad news. We are so sorry. May God surround you with his loving arms and your wonderful memories sustain you during this very, very sad time.

  21. Jesus knows; Jesus cares; Jesus lives! and so do his people — forever! You are in our prayers. Love, Aunt Betty and Uncle Wally

  22. To David’s Parents, family and Friends: There are no words to express our sadness with David’s departure so soon. We will keep the beautiful memories he left behind, it was a pleasure to know David for the past 3 years. Henry and David became very close friends and we enjoy his company around our home. He will be miss so much… by so many people who got to know him and love him as well. Our prayers and love are with you, Sincerely The Noonans

  23. Mr. and Mrs. Forde, I thoroughly enjoyed the week I spent hiking and canoeing with David at Caroline Furnace almost two years ago. We overcame many obstacles together. We got to know each other on a personal level, having only two other campers on the trip. Praise the Lord for David’s beautiful life! I will remember him the rest of my days. Blessings, Jocelyn

  24. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Forde, My deepest condolences go out to you and your family. I knew David from a 2 week experience at Camp Caroline Furnace and got to know him quite well. You and your family will be in my prayers and his memory will be with me forever. God’s Peace, Nathaniel Hodges

  25. We are deeply saddened to learn of David’s passing. We will remember him best as a young boy, playing in your yard with his brothers. You are in our toughts, and we carry you in our hearts.

  26. Claudia, Mike and family, We remember you in our prayers at this most difficult time. God will give you comfort and is with you always. Chris and John

  27. Prayer to be offered at Valley Forge Military Academy and College Chapel on May 24: Father, The sudden passing of David Forde, brother of Prepster Peter Forde, reminds us how fleeting life is, and how precarious the hold we have on it. Life can be taken away from us in the twinkling of an eye. However, the brevity and fragility of life also bring home to us how precious is the treasure we carry in earthen vessels. No doubt all of us would like to have the chance to prepare for death, with our plans carried out and our life’s work done. Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. You, the God of power and love, have made us not for death but for eternal life. May the Forde family receive assurance and comfort knowing their brother and son, David, is now in Your perfect care. Scatter the shadows of death and cause the radiance of eternity to shine on them and on us gathered here. AMEN.

  28. Dear Mike, Claudia and family, It was with unspeakable sadness that we recently learned of David’s passing. Although we didn’t know him well, we know what a loving family you are and remember how overjoyed you were to welcome him into your family 17 years ago. May God’s grace be with you and your whole family to help guide you through this time of loss.

  29. Dear Family of David Stephen Forde, My wife and I lost our son 2 years ago on May 10th due to a car accident. We are friends with Chris Fair and heard from her of your loss. We have you in our prayers, and pray God’s peace for you during this time. Hold on to His promise of eternal life through faith in Christ Jesus. David will never be forgotten and you will see him again! Jim and Marlene Vandre

  30. Dear Claudia and Mike, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincere condolances, Kathryn (Capell) Raab

  31. Dear Claudia, Mike, Leigh Ann, Eric & Peter, We just received your email and are devastated to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Here is a little something that we would like to share with you, it meant so much to us when we lost our daughter-in-law’s mother, Virginia, suddenly in 2007. ~The Broken Chain~ We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same. It broke out hearts to lose you, You did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothng seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. ~Author Unknown~

  32. Mr. David Forde, A name that always gave me a smile, the personality that I have found remarkable. He was a great friend to talk and to pass time with. It is a complete shock to hear that a close friend can go away so quickly. I’m deeply sorry for your loss.

  33. We just learned of David’s passing in a letter from dear Doris Bellinger. She keeps us updated on the Ashlawn neighbors, and we are so sorry to learn of your tremendous loss. All of your children brought a welcome spark of childhood joy to Nadine Drive. May God comfort you and your family and may your memories of David always bring a smile to your face, even when the tears flow.

  34. I did not know about this until now and even though it is very late I still wish to write something. The world was fortunate to have such a wonderful person in its midst. A boys whose smile could light up the room, who brought so much happiness to so many people and cared just as much. Now he is in a place where he feels no pain and sheds no tears. God held out his hand to David and said it was his time. He spent his time well making a permanent place in each of our hearts, but accepted the hand and crossed over. The loss is painful but I praise God everyday that I was fortunate to have him in my life and that he is now in place where he will always be happy. With Love Always

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