In Memory

Michael Wayne "Mike" Forthun - Class Of 1961

Michael Wayne Mike Forthun

Pasadena Star-News (CA) - December 7, 2008 


Forthun-Michael Wayne Forthun May 12, 1943 - Nov. 26, 2008 Michael passed away on the early morning of November 26, 2008 of heart failure at home. Mike was born in Long Beach California, to his mother, Dorothy Forthun and his father Phillip Lafayette Forthun, now deceased, and immediately after the family moved to Pasadena, California, Mike attended schools in South Pasadena and graduating in 1961. After high school, he attended Los Angeles Trade Tech receiving a degree in Printing Technology in 1965. After his schooling Mike worked at Mission Furniture in Los Angeles for twenty-five years, retiring in 1994. After his retirement, Mike substantially increased his activity in the collectible industry, buying, trading and selling, collectibles, including, coins, toys, post cards, photos, military memorabilia, antiques and political mementos. He was a prolific collector. Mike frequently advised and consulted other collectors in the Southern California area. Mike was a lover of Laurel and Hardy, and was a member of the "Early to Bed Tent" in South Pasadena. Mike played golf and loved to bowl. He was a loving son and will be missed greatly by his mother. he will miss and be missed by his numerous cousins and friends including, but not limited to, Gary Frederick, Jeff Polich, Marilyn Webb, Victor Jacobovitz, Jim Welling, John Larson, David Holcomb, and all of his buddies from Monday Night Poker and Busters. Graveside services will be at Forest Lawn, Glendale on December 10, 2008 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, please make any donation to the South Pasadena Education Fund.