He came to Princeton from Middletown (N.Y.) High School, where he played football and basketball and was class treasurer.
At Princeton Forry sang in the Glee Club and Chapel Choir. He majored in biology and was a member of Campus Club. He roomed with Brad Crane.
In 1962 he earned a medical degree from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, followed by an internship at UNC and residency back at Columbia. The next four years were as a postdoc fellow at NIH, and then with a visiting fellowship in Sweden at the University of Goteberg. In 1969 he began an almost 40-year career steadfastly researching the molecular and cellular physiology and pharmacology of the nervous system. A member of numerous professional societies, Forrest traveled around the world presenting his brain research. He earned many awards, including the NIH Director’s Award in 1994, and was a sought-after international visiting professor.
Forry is survived by his wife, Virginia; children Christopher and Elizabeth; brother David ’67; stepchildren Susan Hudgins and William Bloom; and 17 grandchildren. The class extends its sincere condolences to them all.