May 11, 2015
Roberta (Lynch) Fordham, 77, wife of Robert and resident of Liverpool, passed gracefully into the arms of God on May 11. Born in Syracuse, she was the daughter of Robert and Barbara (Carroll) Lynch and big sister to John. Roberta, known to so many as "Bobbie," was raised and educated in the Valley section of Syracuse. She quickly entered the work force, eventually retiring in 1998 as a long-standing employee of Advest Inc. Along with her dedication to work and home, she stayed committed to her faith through lay ministry and leadership at the Liverpool First United Methodist Church. Some would say she was humorous and practical, however, those who knew her best would say she told it like it was and got things done. Along with raising her seven children, there were many more who called her "Mom." She was well-known to welcome everyone into her home, always offering up a story to tell and a lesson to learn. She was a model of perseverance, independence, strength and compassion, with an enthusiasm for life. Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Robert S. Fordham; her stepdaughters, Lynne Fordham (Joseph Inzalaco) of Liverpool, Wendy Fordham-Campbell (Thomas) of Liverpool; her children, Brian Bechard (K.C.) of Syracuse, Lisa Bechard-Meyer (William) of Wilmington, Marc Bechard (Doreen) of Carlsbad, CA, Tracy Cogan-Iacovelli (Vincent) of Commack, Britt Cogan (Rashell) of Leavenworth, KS; her 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren (Kevin, Keith, Sara, Justin, Shannon, Jared, Connor, William, Timothy, Danielle, Jonathan, Griffin, Sky and Arabella), her brother, John Lynch (Joann) and niece and nephew, Dawn Lynch-McIlroy (David) and Stephen Lynch. Roberta was predeceased by her parents in 1980 and second husband, Rev. Dallas Cogan (Fishing Creek, MD) in 1976. At the request of the family, there will be no services at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent directly to the Liverpool First United Methodist Church, 604 Oswego Street, Liverpool, N.Y. 13090. Arrangements are being handled by Greenleaf Funeral Home.
Roberta (Lynch) Fordham, 77, wife of Robert and resident of Liverpool, passed gracefully into the arms of God on May 11. Born in Syracuse, she was the daughter of Robert and Barbara (Carroll) Lynch and big sister to John. Roberta, known to so... View Obituary & Service Information
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