Charles Robert Forbes, Sr.

July 27, 1932 - March 15, 2021

Forbes, Sr., Charles Obituary

~ CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF Charles ~

"For I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand in the earth, and after my skin has been destroyed yet in my flesh, I will see God." Job 19 vs 25-27

Charles Robert Forbes Snr, aged 88 was received into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Monday, March 15, 2021 at Washington Hospital in Washington DC.

Charles was born to George Forbes and Leotha (Luetha) Craig on July 27th, 1932. Charles together with his  siblings,  Emmanuel  (aka Cedar), William, Malvina, Cynthia (Deceased Eunice, Evelyn, Sylvanus, Eudora-Betty and Phillip) all grew up in Les Coteaux Tobago. Charles came from humble beginnings, but always had a desire to visit the United States of America.

Charles began his early working years as an Insurance Agent with Taurel & Co. After which he entered the hotel business and worked at the Trinidad Hilton International Hotel as a waiter for some years.

In the mid to late 1960’s Charles travelled to US Virgin Islands and started working at the Grape-tree Bay Hotel, St Croix, while working there Charles was promoted to Maitre’d hotel status and moved to the island of St. Thomas. When an offer to work at the prestigious Watergate Hotel in Washington DC became available, Charles accepted and off he went to begin a new chapter in the hotel business.

Charles met Glenda Marica Applewhite through an introduction by her brother Terrence, and their courtship developed into a marriage. Charles and Glenda got married January 1, 1965, and gave birth to Charles, Jr., Gillian, Giselle, and Kimberly. Charles loved going out to dinner, ordering the best food (Lobster Thermador) and thought of himself as something of a “wine connoisseur”. Nothing frustrated Charles more than ordering the incorrect wine with your food, or a lady ordering a drink that he thought was “quote on quote” a man’s drink.

Seeing that we are on the topic of Charles’ quirks we cannot forget his love for clothing and dancing. Those who knew him will forever remember him as a sharp dresser. Charles just loved to dress, he took delight in ordering his suits from international suit makers in Hong Kong, with his initials embroidered in the cuffs of his shirts “CRF”. I believe when God blessed him with a son, it gave him the opportunity to create a “Mini-Charles”. Charles was always picking out suits for his son. Charles, Jr. was the only little boy I knew who had to go for suit fittings by (Mr. Leslie the tailor) after school. Charles Forbes, Snr., was one of a kind.

 
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March 23, 2021
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600 Kennedy Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
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Day:
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Where:
March 23, 2021
3pm

Celebration of Life
The Horton Chapel

600 Kennedy Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
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