30-year associate director of Golden Harvest dies

Barry Forde
Barry Forde
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- The man who served as the associate director of the Golden Harvest Food Bank for 30 years has died.

Barry Forde died on Wednesday around 10:30 p.m. at the Piedmont Atlanta Hospital.

“Barry was a man who, in his 30 years of service, had a single focus: to feed the hungry. He has been a humble servant and an inspirational mentor to me and the staff,” said Golden Harvest’s Executive Director Travis McNeal in a news release. “I have admired his unswerving commitment to Jesus and will forever remember him for his infectious smile, dedicated work ethic and kind-hearted spirit. He truly made an impact upon my life and made a lasting impression upon numerous people throughout our community.”

Forde joined Golden Harvest in its second year of operation. He is survived by his wife, Diane, and his son, John.

A service will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Lumpkin Road.

Golden Harvest will be posting updates on the memorial service and wishes and thoughts for Forde on its website. Click here to visit the Golden Harvest website.

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