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Eric H. Forster
ā€œI shall enter the very presence of all my guides,
Those lights of this world who are yet to appear,
Those sequentially turning the wheels of complete awakening,
Those who reveal nirvana - final, perfect peace.ā€
- from The King of Prayers
FLY CREEK VALLEY ā€” Eric Henry Forster, 50, made the transition from this life to the next on Aug. 18, 2014.
Eric entered this life Sept. 18, 1963, at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown. He was a son of Henry and Frances (Kirby) Forster.
After graduating from high school in 1982, he attended college. He later served his country during the mid-1980s in the United States Navy.
At present he was an organic farmer and assisted his mother on Shadbush Farm in Fly Creek Valley.
A devoted follower of the teachings of Buddha, Eric was a vital part of the Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Meditation Center in Cooperstown.
Eric is survived by his mother, Frances K. Forster of Fly Creek Valley; two aunts, Annaliese and Dorothy; an uncle, Allan; and his friends of the Buddhist faith.
He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Forster, and a brother, Mark Forster.
A gathering is being planned and will be held at Shadbush Farm in Fly Creek Valley in the spring.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.
Published on  August 28, 2014
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