[Congressional Record Volume 149, Number 133 (Thursday, September 25, 2003)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1905]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                      TRIBUTE TO CHARLES B. FORBES


                         HON. TIMOTHY H. BISHOP

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, September 25, 2003

  Mr. BISHOP of New York. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge the 
sad passing of Charles B. Forbes, who leaves a lasting impact on the 
district I represent. Charlie is survived by his wife Barbara Cameron 
Forbes, known to all as Cam. While the passing of this fine man saddens 
me, I am grateful for the 80 years he lived, many of them publishing 
local newspapers and serving community organizations. This morning, the 
Times-Review papers on Long Island published an obituary on Charlie's 
life. I'd like to submit this piece for the Record.

                         Charles Bowman Forbes

       Charles B. Forbes, former publisher of Long Island's first 
     Sunday newspaper, The Sunday Review, and the state's largest 
     newspaper, The News-Review of Riverhead, died Sept. 22 at his 
     home in Hampton, N.H., at age 80.
       The youngest of five sons, he was born in New Rochelle, 
     N.Y., on May 24, 1923, to T. Harold and Carrie Forbes.
       Mr. Forbes was a graduate of Manhasset (L.I.) High School 
     and Colgate University, and served with the U.S. Army during 
     World War II. He started his newspaper career at the New York 
     Daily News. After he sold The Sunday Review and The News-
     Review to Cowles Communications in the 1970s, Mr. Forbes 
     worked for The Traveler-Watchman in Southold and WRIV Radio 
     in Riverhead.
       Mr. Forbes was a longtime member of the Riverhead Rotary 
     Club and Riverhead Chamber of Commerce, a former president of 
     the Quogue Board of Education and a member of Quogue Fire 
     Department. He and his wife, Barbara (known to all as 
     ``Cam''), were among the early members of the St. Patrick's 
     Day Parade Committee in Westhampton Beach and are the only 
     husband and wife to be honored and named, separately, as 
     grand marshals of the popular parade. He later relocated to 
     New Hampshire and worked with his son, Tom, founder of Forbes 
     Marketing Group, an advertising specialties business.
       Mr. Forbes is survived by his wife; his son; five 
     daughters, Susan Lilley, Cameron Howard, Lisa Ryan, Shelley 
     Natalie and Melissa Forbes; and four grandchildren.