Esther Forsythe

Born: Sat., Apr. 12, 1941
Died: Sat., Mar. 10, 2018


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Mar. 13, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Mar. 13, 2018
Location: Spallino Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Mar. 14, 2018
Location: Spallino Funeral Home

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Esther Hixenbaugh Forsythe, 76, of Charleroi, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 10, 2018, after a long battle with lung disease. She was born on April 12, 1941, the daughter of the late James and Ella Ellis Hixenbaugh.

Esther was a member of St. Mary's Anglican Church in Charlerol. She was an avid Home Interior sales consultant earlier in life and later retired from Careerlink.

She is survived by her daughter Mary Elizabeth Rabe and Fiance Wayne Carson, of Speers; three grandsons, Bradley (Sarah) Rabe of Pittsburgh, and Dylan and Randy Carson, of Speers; great-grandson, Bennett, with whom she adored; siblings, James (Doris) Hixenbaugh, of Texas, Michael(Donna) Hixenbaugh, James(Cindy) Hixenbaugh, of Perryopolis, Richard Hixenbaugh, of Elco and Michael Hixenbaugh, of Florida; sister-in-law,  Rosemarie Hixenbaugh, of Ohio; and many nieces and nephews whom she loved.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her siblings, William Hixenbaugh, Jack Hixenbaugh, Anna Bryant, Edna Mae Hixenbaugh, Linda Hixenbaugh, Mary Lou McGill, Janet Hixenbaugh, Pauline Rhodes and Anita Hixenbaugh Fisher.  

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, in the CARL J. SPALLINO FUNERAL HOME, 819 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, Joseph A. Lopez, funeral director.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, in the funeral home, with Fr. Robert Hanna officiating.  Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery.

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Sharon Oltz
   Posted Mon March 12, 2018

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Sharon Caputo .

Thinking about you ,Mary Sharon & Renee

Brian Hixenbaugh
   Posted Tue March 13, 2018
Our condolences and warm hugs to Mary and and all the family from Brian, your long lost cousin in Canada. Aunt Esther was very kind, helpful and instrumental in our quest to find any information in locating U.S. family members for which we are very grateful. Perhaps we will meet some of you one day.

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