In Memory

Forrest "Jerry" Sarver

Written by Andy Sarver ('85) on 4/25/2020

I write this with a heavy and broken heart. This morning around 7:30am, my dad passed away due to heart and kidney issues at Mt. Hood Medical Center. He was 87 years old. My mother was with him when he passed and due to the Covid-19 restrictions, I was not able to see him.

My dad was a teacher at Zama American Middle School in Camp Zama, Japan. He had a big heart for his students and wanted them to do well in life. He would get teary eyed when I passed along messages from his former students saying "hi" or how much they loved his class or how my dad impacted their life.

My Dad was a good man, loved my mom and loved his family. He was loving, kind, and always gave to his family.

I'll be honest with everyone... this one cuts really deep. I already miss hugging him and saying to him, "I love you, Dad." But what I miss the most is to hear him say, "I love you, son." I miss him terribly.

Rest in Peace, Dad. I love you forever. - Andy

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04/26/20 10:45 AM #1    

Tracy Taylor (1974)

My heartfelt condolences. I believe he was my eighth grade home room teacher. Not sure about that but I remember him as a good teacher who encouraged me to do my best and to participate even though I was shy. 

11/13/20 09:11 AM #2    

Robert Myslinski (1982)

My heart is saddend by this news. I had Mr. Forrest for my 8th grade chemistry lab and have to admit I was a shy kid back then and was a little intimidated by him as he had that booming voice and a commanding presence. Regardless, I remember having such fun lighting those Bunson burners and mixing all kinds of chemicals and acids together (sometimes causing a few minor explosions. I guess I learned a lot by trial and error. :)  Regardless, he held his students accountable for their actions and was one of those old school teachers that just made you better. RIP Mr. Forrest.

Rob Myslinski   

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