Let the memory of Forrest be with us forever
  • 50 years old
  • Born on January 2, 1963 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States.
  • Passed away on July 10, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Forrest Glenn Spencer, age 50, born on January 2, 1963 and passed away on July 9th or 10th, 2013. We will remember him forever.

The front desk of his apartment building said he was found dead inside his studio apartment on Wed. July 10, 2013. We don't have all the details except he was ill, possibly due to liver disease, but yes, sadly, our beloved friend--always there for us and to hear our problems has passed on. He will be missed...

Knowing how much Forrest loved the internet and connecting with people through email, etc. I started this site as a way for all the many friends and loved ones that Forrest had to come together and share their memories. Forrest had so many friends from so many different areas of his life and parts of the country. Please share on this site, share this site with others that knew Forrest, and bring all his loved ones together in one place. I think it would make Forrest smile.

Forrest's friend forever,

Robin Bianchi

Posted by Robin Bianchi on 3rd January 2019
I can't believe it's been 5 years. On the one hand that feels like a long time and on the other it seems like I've been missing you for 10 years. Still think of you A LOT and every time I'm in Phoenix. As always...wish you were here. You were taken too soon. Sure there's Prince, Michael Jackson and those guys from Glee but they are nothing compared to you. (If you were here we'd laugh about that.)
Posted by John Akins on 12th July 2018
Not a day goes by, old buddy, that I don't think about what a great guy you were!! Daily routine takes me by our old mutual digs on Missouri avenue and I crack a smile thinking about the good old days....so if you are out there in some other plane or space or nirvana...drop in and see me...I am sure I could find two good cigars and two comfy lounge chairs for us and we could solve all the problems of this little planet. PEACE AND LOVE ETERNALLY.
Posted by Robin Bianchi on 10th July 2018
I was just in Phoenix for a visit and as always I miss you most when I'm there. Driving past the area where you grew up, going by our old haunts, thinking many "if onlys". There was so much more of life I wanted to share with you. Our journey together was too short. I know you're still with me but I do miss laughing together. Miss you, silly goose head.
Posted by Robin Bianchi on 2nd January 2018
Happy Birthday, Forrest. I celebrated by going to two used bookstores--one of which you were the first one to tell me about--Bookman's. If you were here we could meet at a coffee shop and talk for hours. Yesterday we were at the park near where you grew up. I thought of you a lot.
Posted by Laura Durant on 11th July 2017
I had a dream about you. I don't remember the details but I do remember you we're relaxed and happy. Cheers my dear friend.
Posted by Robin Bianchi on 10th July 2017
Another year without you and I think of you just as much. Hoping you are with me when I think of you. I had two mini cassettes with old answering machine messages I just got a chance to digitize and there were many messages from you from about 1988-90. They were great--like audio letters and one said how much having me for a friend meant to you. I felt like it was you speaking to me today. There are no accidents. What a great gift. Miss you always.
Posted by Robin Bianchi on 11th July 2016
Still can't believe you're not here. I guess that's what it feels like when someone is special--they're with you always. It would still be nice to hear your voice and your advice...and your laugh.
Posted by Laura Durant on 10th July 2016
I still think of you every day... miss your laugh. L&M
Posted by Laura Durant on 3rd January 2016
I have no words today... just sad that you're not here.
Posted by Robin Bianchi on 3rd January 2016
Missing you on your birthday. It's hard when I'm in Phoenix, as I am today, because wherever I go I think of you. Missing you still...
Posted by Robin Bianchi on 13th July 2015
I can't believe it's been two years when it seems like forever since I could just pick up the phone and talk to you. And yet I remember your voice and think of what you might say to me as if it were yesterday. Missing you...
Posted by Laura Durant on 13th July 2015
I still think of you every day my dear friend.
Posted by Dee Harris on 11th July 2014
Lighting a candle on your one year anniversary. Rest in peace. Dee Harris.
Posted by John Akins on 7th October 2013
l lived next to Forrest at 123 W. Missouri.He and I painted together, smoked cigars late into the night, planned out great campaigns of humanitarian justice, and stayed in touch until one day(his death) he stopped calling. He was smart, well-spoken, and had all the qualities of greatness that one hopes for in a life-long friend. I will see you on the other side, my friend.
Posted by Robin Bianchi on 30th September 2013
I can't find an obituary but here is where his ashes are: Greenwood/Memory Lawn Cemetery 2300 West Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ 85009 http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=FORREST-SPENCER&lc=0399&pid=166884344&mid=5660934
Posted by Todd Frazier on 1st August 2013
I knew Forrest back in my KNAU days. He was a good friend and we had a lot of late night conversations. Good company, lots of talent, and funny. My wife and I were so sad to hear the news. You always hope to see good friends again. I guess I'll have to wait a little longer than I planned.
Posted by Pati Urias on 31st July 2013
Sorry to hear of Forrest's passing. He was very kind and approachable, never pushy or rude. I hadn't seen or spoken to Forrest since we had worked together in the 90's, but he will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, and please say hello to my son, Colin, for me.
Posted by Deb Gentile on 31st July 2013
Easy to like and quick to earn respect, for his intellect, humor, creativity & sensitivity; Forrest had the rare ability to discuss, debate, and see both sides of an issue. Before I learned of his passing,his recent absence from social media had already caused me to miss him. If Heaven lives up to its reputation, Forrest is now surrounded by people like he, who are always good company.
Posted by John Burk on 31st July 2013
Always something deep going on down inside. Always a kind word, encouragement, an interesting tidbit - smile for everyone. Never a trace of unstated obligation, guile, guilt. It was always clean and clear with Forest. He took interest in everyone and everything. Wit. Charm. Intellect. Comfort & ease in his company. Missed.......
Posted by Ramona Howard on 20th July 2013
I am so sorry to hear this. He was always so kind to me. A good man.
Posted by Ken Hoag on 19th July 2013
I only knew him briefly but he was one of the kindest people I had known. Very humble and tremendously funny. Just a great sense of humor. I read his posts on Facebook but I never knew he was ill. Spencer, Rest in Peace in a beautiful place. He will surely be missed by family and friends.
Posted by Jan James on 19th July 2013
Sweet Forrest, I was so glad to have reconnected with you in the last few years. You had a tremendous intellect, a quick wit, and a hearty laugh. Thanks for the fun over the years, friend. You will be missed. xoxox
Posted by Dee Harris on 19th July 2013
For the past four years I was Mr. Spencer's landlord. I have to say he was one of the best residents and human beings I have ever dealt with. I have even learned what a great person he was in my effort to connect with his friends and family during this difficult time. May God bless your soul and give comfort to the loved once you leave behind.
Posted by Diane Bonilla on 19th July 2013
Forrest, you were my friend and saw me through some very hard times - though it was long distance. You were always there. You've been my friend for many years. You were one of the kindest human beings I've ever met. I hope you know how much I love you. And what makes me sad is that you were alone when you passed. I will always remember you and miss you. God bless your soul. Rest in peace,
Posted by Maryann Watkins on 18th July 2013
My heart aches. In all my years in broadcasting, Forrest was one person I could always trust. He was there for me through thick and thin, many times giving me the reality check I needed. Oh, Forrest, why did you have to leave? You are truly missed ... but I will carry the memories always. ~Sarge
Posted by Michael Barrett on 17th July 2013
As a friend for just four short years here in Baltimore, I can only say that losing my kind neighbor Forrest has left me so sad. Grateful?...well of course. Who would not like to have a talented guy like him just down the hall? I should write more; but right now, I am still sort of confused by our sudden loss. I have calls to return to some of his friends and I shall soon.
Posted by Karen Chaffraix on 17th July 2013
Forrest was a forever friend. I will keep up the friendship via dream, for he was aware of the other side. We talked about it. But there is a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes, for I will never hear that fabulous low rumble of a laugh over my telephone again, making me smile, no matter where on the planet I was at that moment.
Posted by Jak Castro on 15th July 2013
I knew Forrest through my friend Robin. I spent many evenings with him over the years and always found him to be a humorous and insightful person, and fun to be around. I know what a good friend he was to Robin and it saddens me to think of his sudden passing at such a young age. RIP Forrest....
Posted by Lisa Peltier-Miller on 13th July 2013
Forrest made my sister smile and laugh so she shared him with me. An amazing man will be missed however he joins many of our family members. 2013 has been a very bad year for our family. Some day we will all get to meet again.
Posted by Robin Bianchi on 13th July 2013
Susan, I loved the audio. When I return back to L.A. I'll find some of my old audio with Forrest including some radio plays we did and I even have video and photos of when I forced him to act.
Posted by Ann Nelson on 13th July 2013
What can be said to encapsulate all that Forrest was? He has left an incredible void and shall be missed more than he will ever have known. I shall always treasure his friendship, his thoughtfulness,his wit,his care, his insights and his constant willingness to "be there" for me. He became part of my family in his own way and shall be held dearly in our hearts. May he have peace always.
Posted by Susan Hazard on 13th July 2013
I first set eyes on Forrest after a stage performance at Stagebrush Theatre in Scottsdale with my dear friend, Laura Durant, about 15 years ago. Through Laura, I learned of Forrest's colorful history and his many talents...then when Facebook came along, I experienced his kindness, insight, friendship, and support for myself. His humor was a near daily presence in my life. I will miss him.
Posted by Carol Beamer on 13th July 2013
I knew Forrest through my brother Jim, high school, college and career friend. So sad by the loss of him, my condolences to all of you that were close to him.
Posted by Amy Peltier-Ihde on 13th July 2013
My Dear Sweet Friend...I don't think you really knew just how much you were loved and appreciated. I think that many hearts are breaking with the news of your passing. Dr. Hilarity you will be so missed. Our daily conversations - our attempts to understand this world of ours. you helped me find the fun in everyday. I will miss you every day of my life - FOREVER. Thank You friend!
Posted by Nancy Palatnik on 13th July 2013
Forrest, Thanks for sharing your life. You always remembered me and could always make me laugh. I will miss you dearly. Be at peace.
Posted by Bruce Kelly on 13th July 2013
Kira and I both had the privilege of working with Forrest and loved his kind nature and passion for our biz. Blessings from the entire Grimes family - for his soul and all of his family and friends.
Posted by Jim Simunek on 13th July 2013
I am deeply saddened by the loss of my friend. Forrest and I went to High School, college and even worked in the same building during our radio careers. He is the shining example of a great friend. I will miss his quick, dry wit. Oh yes, and the signature beard. He was always there to give me his advice, opinion or just to say HI. Forrest Glenn Spencer, you will be miss.
Posted by Susan Geary on 13th July 2013
He never forgot a birthday, was always sending tidbits of interest for my career, and was a true friend. He had an edgy sense of humor, yet never offensive regarding controversial topics. I know he would be touched by this outpouring of love and support by all his friends. There is a hole in my heart today.
Posted by Laura Durant on 12th July 2013
I have many fond memories of our collaborations over the past 25 years; all glowing like bright little sparklers marking the passage of time. I loved making him laugh – in that high pitched cackle that ran up and down the scales – so infectious. I know he will be as restless in the next life as was in this one. We will meet again. L&M … Love & Misses.
Posted by Rich Malone on 12th July 2013
So sad. He brought a pleasant, lighter side to life when I knew him at NAU and KNAU Flagstaff. Remembered fondly.
Posted by Robin Bianchi on 12th July 2013
I have been friends with Forrest since college--sometime in October 1983. Forrest always remembered the exact date and now he's gone so I can't ask him. He was always there for me as a friend...always. I knew so many people because of Forrest as he brought us together through him. I'm shocked and sad and can't believe he's gone. He was very very dear to me. I will miss him so much.

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