Douglas Forbes, 66, Stevens Point, a retired University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) professor, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, after a 14-year battle with cancer.
A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in the Laird Room of the Dreyfus University Center at UWSP.
Donations may be made to the Douglas Forbes Memorial Scholarship Fund at UWSP awarded to sociology students interested in demography and/or considering graduate school in sociology; the MACC Fund for childhood cancer in honor of Alex Dierking; the Doug Forbes Fund at the University of Texas Population Research Center (liberalarts.utexas.edu/prc/Giving-to-the-PRC.php) for the support of graduate students in demography; or a local cancer charity of one’s choice.
Shuda Funeral Homes & Crematory in Stevens Point and Plover assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mr. Forbes was born May 26, 1950, in Philadelphia, Pa., a son of the late Robert and Margaret Forbes. He graduated from Union City (Ind.) High School.
He briefly attended Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terra Haute, Ind., as an undergraduate before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force.
After service, he completed his undergraduate and master’s degree in sociology at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University). He then received a doctorate in sociology/demography at the University of Texas at Austin.
He taught at Texas State University, UW-Marshfield and retired from UW-Stevens Point in 2012.
Survivors include his wife, Tracy Hofer; five siblings, Peg (Tom) Janssen, Goodyear, Ariz., Connie (Dr. Len) Rybak, Springfield, Ill., Scott (Debbie) Forbes, Speedway, Ind., Jodi (Jack) Cotter, Ridgeville, Ind., and Mary Pat (Josie) Forbes, Indianapolis, Ind.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by four siblings, Mary Beth, Lisa, Jeff and Steve Forbes.