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John Francis Forrester

January 25, 1924 October 25, 2018
John Francis Forrester
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John (Jack) Forrester passed away on October 25, 2018 at the age of 94. He was born on January 25, 1924 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He had been a resident of Vienna, VA for the past 48 years. Jack was a World War II Veteran serving in the Air Force starting at age 19. After the war, he returned home to Scranton, PA and graduated from the University of Scranton with a degree in journalism. He then started a career with the CIA as he worked for the Agency until 1978. Early in his career with the CIA, he worked on the U-2 Project, training pilots on how to send coded messages in the event of capture.

Jack is survived by his wife of 64 years, Barbara Forrester, and their two sons, Michael Forrester (Elise), and Casey Forrester (Lisa). Jack also leaves three grandchildren, David, Abby and Andrew.

Friends and family will celebrate Jack’s life at Money & King Funeral Home, 171 West Maple Avenue, Vienna, VA on Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 9970 Vale Road, Vienna, VA on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Jack will be buried with military honors at Quantico National Cemetery, 18424 Joplin Road, Triangle, VA at 1:00 p.m. after the funeral. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to the University of Scranton. Online condolences and fond memories of Jack may be offered to the family at

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6:00 PM 11/8/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/8/2018 8:00:00 PM
Money and King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.
Vienna, VA 22180

Money and King Funeral Home
171 W. Maple Ave. Vienna 22180 VA
United States

Funeral Mass




11:00 AM 11/9/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Mark Catholic Church

9970 Vale Road
Vienna, VA 22180

St. Mark Catholic Church
9970 Vale Road Vienna 22180 VA
United States

Cemetery Details


Quantico National Cemetery Final Resting Place

Triangle, VA XXX

XXX Triangle XXX VA
United States

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