O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Rodney J. Forness

Rodney J. Forness, 69, of Salamanca, NY died Tuesday afternoon, July 12, 2022 at home following a long illness.

Born June 20, 1953 in Salamanca, NY, he was the son of the late William and Roseada Young Forness.

He was a graduate of Salamanca High School, Class of 1971.

Rodney was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving from 1971 – 1975 and was stationed in Thailand.

He had been employed as a therapy aide with the former J.N. Adam Developmental Services, Gowanda, NY.

He enjoyed antiquing and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. He loved chess and was a devoted Star Trek enthusiast.

Surviving are: two sons, Matthew “Thomas” Forness, Jerry Forness, both of Kansas City, MO; his close friend John H. Plummer, Louisville, KY.

Friends may call at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York on Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 10am – 12pm at which time funeral services will be held with Rev. Michael Lonto officiating. The family encourages everyone to wear their Buffalo Bills gear.

Full military honors will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post 535 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post 5296.

Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com.