Joseph Ronald "Ronnie" Forster

  • Born: November 9, 1936
  • Died: March 5, 2019
  • Location: Austin, Texas

Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home North

3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705

info@wcfish.com
Tel. (512) 452-8811

Tribute & Message From The Family


Joseph Ronald (Ronnie) Forster, 82, of Austin, Texas, born on November 9th, 1936, passed away Monday, March 4, 2019. The services are set for Friday, March 8th, starting with a public visitation at 10:30 followed by the services at 11:00 am. at the Weed Corley Fish, 3125 N. Lamar and the procession to Capital Memorial Park, at 14501 North Interstate 35 in Austin where Joseph will be laid to rest beside his loving wives.

Preceded in death by his parents Joseph Walter and Olive Loretta Keen Forster, older brothers Walter Eugene and Dean Emerson Forster all of Pennsylvania. Wife of 38 years Bobbye Carolyn Ott of Austin, Wife of 14 years Ellen Jane Johnson of Austin and wife of almost 18 months Jean Astrid Jeal of Florida. Survived by son Jeffrey R. his spouse Angela of Cedar park, Texas and son David G. with his wife DeAnn of Austin, Texas. Five grandchildren; Joseph, Justin, Joshua, Jeniffer and Brittney and his three great granddaughters Angel, Faith and Hope.

Bellefonte High school class of '54, Ronnie played clarinet in the band and worked on the school newspaper. A retired veteran of 24 years in the US Air Force, a Master Sargent in Avionics Navigational Repair. With tours of duty in: Tripoli, Libya; El Paso, Tx; Tucson, Az; Tampa, Fl; Clark AF base Philippine; Biloxi, Mississippi; Little Rock, Arkansas; Tuy Hoa, Viet Nam; Kadena AF base, Okinawa, Japan; Minot AF Base, ND; and earned his FCC license in Colorado while on vacation. Employed by Texas Instruments, Solectron, and Flex Electronics. At one time he was one of only two in Austin repairing Disc drives. A smart, hardworking, and multi-talented man, building and repairing televisions, radios and cars or carpentry working. An animal lover attached to his dogs or working long hours at cat rescue.