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Harold Forman, age 67, of Longwood, passed away on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, at his residence. Harold was born in Brooklyn, New York, on Feb. 24, 1950, one of three children born to the late George and Sylvia Shapiro Forman. Harold received his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy and his master’s degree from St John’s University. On Aug. 6, 1977, in Tarrytown, New York, he married the former Melanie Blair, his wife of nearly 41 years who survives him. The family relocated to the Orlando area from New York in 1996 and became members of Congregation of Reform Judaism.

Harold is survived by his wife, Melanie of Longwood; his son, David (Julie) Forman; daughter Rachel (Daniel) Sandler; and grandchildren—Lilah, Alexis and Jordan. He is also survived by his brother, Robert (Linda) Forman of New York. Harold was predeceased by his sister, Linda Kahan and a granddaughter, Ava.

A funeral service was held at Congregation of Reform Judaism with Rabbi Steven W. Engel and Cantor Jacqueline Rawiszer officiating. Burial followed at the CRJ Cemetery in Gotha. The family has requested that contributions in memory of Harold Forman be made to the PJ Library at Greater Orlando Jewish Federation, 851 N Maitland Ave, Maitland 32751 or the PJ Library at the Jewish Family Community Services, 8540 Baycenter Road, Jacksonville 32256.

Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando 32810. 407-599-­1180.


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