Lynn Edward Foristal

  • Born: November 18, 1932
  • Died: January 25, 2020
  • Location: Pelham, New York

Pelham Funeral Home

64 Lincoln Ave
Pelham, NY 10803

Tel. (914) 738-1060

Tribute & Message From The Family

Lynn Edward Foristall passed away peacefully at his home in Florida on January 25th 2020. He was 87 years old. Born in Newton, Massachusetts to Thomas and Helen Foristall, Lynn was the eldest of 3 children. His family moved to New Jersey where he was raised and attended local schools with his siblings. He would further his education by attending Villanova University where he majored in English. This degree would serve him well when he would later run his father's Financial Public Relations company "The Foristall Company, Inc." as President, with his brother-in-law Tom Curtin.

After graduating from Villanova, Lynn proudly served his country by joining the US Navy. On his return, he would meet his first wife Mary Lou Dempsey. They were married for 33 years and blessed with 4 wonderful children. He lived in Pelham, where he raised his family. Lynn was a devout Catholic and loved the arts. He was an avid reader of the Wall Street Journal, and a family Man who loved to laugh, watch comedy and Giants games - and attend Broadway musicals. In his own words "This is what life is all about".

Lynn would later meet and marry Midge Brooks. They were married 24 wonderful years. He enjoyed spending time at the beach in NJ, acting as Superman for his grandchildren and attending Church where he was an usher at Our Lady of Perpetual Help for decades. 

Lynn will be remembered as funny, cheerful and sometimes cheap. He was a true caring gentleman who loved to make people feel comfortable and laugh in his presence. 

Lynn is survived by his wife Midge, his children; Kathy Corton (Michael), Mary Lynn Murphy (Raymond) and Missy Williams (Andy). He will be missed by his stepchildren Bob Brooks and Betsy Moore, as well as his grandchildren Daniel, Jen, Jonathon and Nick Corton, Dempsey, Brendan and Sean Murphy, Anna & Molly Williams, Andrei and Sunny Foristall, his step grandchildren Colleen and Ciara Brooks, Katie and Kevin Moore. He will also be missed by everyone he knew. Lynn is predeceased by his son Tim and his first wife Mary Lou.

A celebration for Lynn's life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home, 64 Lincoln Ave, Pelham New York on Friday January 31st from 5:00 to 7:00pm. A Funeral Mass will take place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 575 Fowler Ave, Pelham Manor New York on Saturday February 1st at at 10:00am. Interment will be private. For more information or to leave a condolence please visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

On Behalf of all USS Boston Shipmates it is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of our Shipmate and Life Member Ltjg. Foristal. Our sincerest condolences go out to Midge and his entire family. "Sailor Rest Your Oars". Barry L. Probst, President USS Boston Shipmates, Inc.

Posted by Barry Probst - Brockton, MA - Served in the Military together   March 08, 2021

So sorry this Wildcat (VU) and fellow Manto Wheeler has passed on. His wonderful smile, humor, and presence was always appreciated. Dan H from Manto

Posted by Dan Hurley - Bonita Springs, NJ - Friend   January 30, 2020

My heart is filled with sadness. Lynn was a wonderful Uncle and was part of molding the kind of person I grew up to be, especially when it comes to the importance of family! I am blessed to have such fun, precious memories of him. My love to Kathy, MaryLynn & Missy.

Posted by Ann Becker - Beaverton, OR - Family   January 26, 2020

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