Bayard S. Forster
Bayard Stuyvesant Forster, age 77, died at his home in West Palm Beach, FL on Friday, April 20th. Mr. Forster, who was born in New York City on April 5, 1924, grew up in Garrison, NY, and attended the Millbrook School and then Harvard University, graduating in the class of 1944. He was an officer in the Army Air Force during World War II, and saw active duty in the South Pacific. Mr. Forster served in Beirut, Lebanon with the U.S. State Department in the mid 1950’s, and later was the Commissioner of Transportation for the State of New York and a member of Governor Nelson Rockefeller’s cabinet. He then began a career in investment banking, first at Kuhn, Loeb & Co., and later at Forster & Co. Inc., from which he retired in 1994. He was one of the founding partners of the North Redoubt Club, now known as the Garrison Golf Club.
Mr. Forster was married to the late Clare Chanler, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler. They divorced in 1971. He is survived by his brothers, Hamilton Forster and Christopher Forster of New York City; his sister Sheila Morris of Troy, New York; his son Nicholas Forster of Boulder, Colorado; his daughters Alice Russell of Upper Brookville, New York; Pamela Livingston and Wendy Forster both of Boulder, Colorado, as well as 9 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at St. Philip’s Church on Route 9D in Garrison on Friday, April 27th at 11 am, with interment in St. Philip’s Cemetery. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Clinton Funeral Home, Cold Spring. Memorial services will be held at Bethesda by the Sea in Palm Beach, FL on Tuesday, May 1st at 4pm.
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