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Gary Thomas Forde Sr.

Gary Thomas Forde Sr. died April 1 at his home in Reno, Nev. He was 63.

At his request, no services will be held.

Mr. Forde was born in Oakland on Sept. 23, 1941, and lived in Sacramento until 1960, when he joined the U.S. Navy, where he served for 21 years.



He married Nancy (Bateman) Forde 35 years ago in Reno. His first retirement brought the couple to Sheridan, and in 1987 they moved to Grass Valley. Then, in 1992, they moved back to Reno, where he began a new career at HAWS Corporation until he retired in June 2004. Gary was an avid fisherman and hunter.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Forde is survived by four children: Robert L. Blake of Galt, Toni Clark and Rhonda Clark, both of Las Vegas, Nev., and Gary Thomas Forde Jr. of Sacramento, and six grandchildren.




He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Kaytlynn Ricker, in October, 2000.

Walton Funeral Home in Reno is in charge of arrangements.


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