Dr. Harold William Forbes passed away on Feb. 18 after a long and courageous battle with Amyloidosis in Boston, MA where he has resided since 1980.
He was preceded in death by his parents Herbert R. Forbes and Ruth (Linda) Forbes.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Carol A. Senopoulos Forbes and Dr. Benjamin Maxwell Forbes; brothers, David Forbes and Maynard Forbes and sister, Marilyn Kowalski.
Harold was born in 1943 in Omaha, and attended Central High School, graduating with honors. He then matriculated at University of California at Berkley; George August University, Gottingen, Germany, and the College of Medicine at University of Nebraska. After a stint as a Lieutenant in the United States Public Health Service he entered University of Michigan School of Public Health to earn a Masters in Public Health. Harold practiced internal medicine for many years at Harvard Community Health Plan in Cambridge and West Roxbury. He was also medical director of Harvard Community Health Plan West Roxbury and Wellesley centers. Harold was the medical director at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care for Utilization Management and Medicare. Additionally, was also on the faculty of Harvard and Boston University medical schools.
Harold volunteered in many organizations including the Hearth Program for Homeless Elders, the Minuteman Elder Services Board and the Arlington Public Library. Harold loved politics, reading, photography, cooking, and the Boston Celtics.
Memorials may be made in Harold’s memory to the Amyloid Research Fund, Boston University School of Medicine, 72 East Concord St., K-503, Boston, MA 02118.