Julian Forney, Class of 1967

Posted Dec 10, 2021

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Julian “Jeff” Forney ’67 died Sept. 8, 2021. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 28, 1932 to the late Ferdinand “Fred” and Lucille (Jones) Forney. Jeff graduated from Western Hills High School and earned his degree at Otterbein University in Education. He served in the US Army in Korea and as Auditor of the State of Ohio for 24 years. In retirement, he worked as a freelance floral designer and was passionate about creating arrangements for his friends and family. Jeff was an avid opera lover and enjoyed attending opera performances, especially in Cincinnati and at the MET. He loved participating with the Art in Bloom at the Columbus Museum of Art, going to Penn State football games, and going to the cabin in Cross Fork, PA. Jeff was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in downtown Columbus. He is preceded in death by his aunt, Mathilde Forney.

Jeff is survived by his longtime partner Kenneth Fultz; cousin Sylvia Lack; half-sister Denise Davis; Ken’s sisters Kathryn (Bill) Gingerich and Susan (John) Weaver; friends at the Summit Chase in Grandview where he lived for many years, and many other friends and relatives.