Alan G. Forssell

June 15, 1931 - March 16, 2015
Alan G. Forssell

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Williamsburg – Alan G. Forssell, 83, passed away on March 16, 2015. Retired director Surface Ship Systems, Naval Sea Systems Command Nuclear Power Directorate. Coordinated all aspects of nuclear surface ship propulsion systems for aircraft carriers and cruisers, that is, concept through disposal. Received meritorious and distinguished senior executive awards as well as ASNE Harold E. Saunders lifetime service award during 40 years in nuclear power program. Served as boy scout troop scoutmaster for 18 years and in numerous capacities at the church my family and I attended. Alan is survived by his wife of 59 years Betty Rose; three children Carol Forssell, Eric Forssell (Diane) and Catherine Cross (Tim) brother Mark and wife Shirley Forssell and five grandchildren, Kirby Forssell, Caleb Forssell, Ellery Forssell, April Cross and Natalie Cross. A visitation is scheduled for 1:30pm Saturday March 21, 2015 at Patriots Colony, Williamsburg with a memorial service to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Kids konnection P.O Box 2150, Washington D.C 20013 (202)563-1720, www.kidskonnectiondc.com.


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  • March 19, 2015
    Deirdre Kelly says:
    I grew up at St. Paul's and Mr. Forssell was always there in the garden, ushering, teaching Sunday School, etc. He was such a humble man, one of the kindest and most generous people I've ever met. Rest in Peace Mr.Forssell, I will never forget the example you have set.

  • April 06, 2015
    Kathy Monte says:
    Dear Betty Rose and family, My condolences to you. I am glad I got to meet Alan at Aglow conferences. Your marriage was an inspiration to me.