Dr. Harold W. Forbes


Dr. Harold William Forbes passed away on February 18th 2020 after a long and courageous battle with Amyloidosis. Harold felt fortunate to live in Boston and receive superb and compassionate medical care at the world-renowned Amyloid Program at Boston University School of Medicine at Boston Medical Center. Harold was born on January 6, 1943 and spent his early years in Omaha, Nebraska. He attended Central High School; the University of California at Berkley; George August University, Gottingen, Germany; College of Medicine at University of Nebraska, Omaha; the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He was a Lieutenant in the United States Public Health Service. Harold practiced internal medicine for many years at Harvard Community Health Plan in Cambridge and West Roxbury. He was also medical director of Harvard Community Health Plan West Roxbury and Wellesley centers. Harold was the medical director at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care for Utilization Management and Medicare.He was also on the faculty of Harvard and Boston university medical schools. Harold volunteered in many organizations including the Hearth Program for Homeless Elders, the Minuteman Elder Services Board and the Arlington Public library.Harold loved politics, reading, photography, cooking, and the Boston Celtics. Harold was the son of the late Herbert R. Forbes and Ruth (Linda) Forbes. He was the beloved husband of Carol A. Senopoulos Forbes. Devoted and proud father of Dr. Benjamin Maxwell Forbes. He was the loving brother of David Forbes, Maynard Forbes and his wife Gale, Marilyn Kowalski and her husband Ted, brother-in-law to Peter and his wife Jane Senopoulos. Also is survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.Services will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11:00 am at Wilson Chapel, 234 Herrick Rd., Newton Centre, MA. Interment will follow at Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA. After services, family and friends are welcome to Harold’s home on Friday February 21 from 3-6pm and Saturday February 22,  2-4pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Harold’s memory may be made to the Amyloid Research Fund, Boston University School of Medicine, 72 East Concord St., K-503, Boston, MA 02118.


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