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Obituary for Leonard V Forte

Leonard V. Forte passed on Thursday, November 12, 2020 in Berkeley Heights, NJ at the age of 80.
Lenny was born in Newark, NJ on May 8, 1940, a son of the late Jeanette (Notte) and Anthony Forte. He grew up in Newark, NJ and also lived in Irvington, Hillside, and Stirling, NJ before moving to Basking Ridge for the past 5 years.
He was a graduate of Seton Hall Preparatory School and received a BA from Seton Hall University.
Lenny was a teacher of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics at Parsippany High School. He then worked for over 30 years at Prudential as a Computer Systems Analyst in Newark, South Plainfield, and Roseland, NJ. After retiring, he worked as a substitute teacher for the Long Hill Township School System.
He was a devoted parishioner of St.Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church in Stirling, NJ. He volunteered to assist those in need of transportation to doctors appointments or a trip to the grocery store. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Italian American Club in Hillside, NJ. Lenny enjoyed reading and he was an avid swimmer. In addition, he loved the ocean and brought his family to Ocean Gate, Seaside, and Wildwood Crest for family vacations.
He was pre-deceased by his wife, Josephine (Cicchino) Forte in 2009.
Lenny is survived by his three children Susan and her husband Timothy Mullery, Diane and her husband Rich Castens, his son Michael L. Forte and his wife Kerrie, and a brother Rich Forte and his wife Gwen, also survived by 7 grandchildren, Jessica, Tracey and her husband James, Jordan, Tyler, Olivia, Michael John, and Kylie. He is also survived by two great grandchildren Jack and Mason.
There is the option of attending the viewing either in person or virtually. Visitation will be on Monday, November 16, 2020 from 4 - 7 PM at the Valley Memorial Funeral Home 1012 Valley Rd., Gillette, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM at St. Vincent de Paul RC Church, Bebout Ave, Stirling, NJ. Burial will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery, Stirling.
On Monday, November 16, 2020 from 4 - 7 PM, a Virtual visitation can be joined at home using zoom at:

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On Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 10 AM, the Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Church.
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