Edward Forkin

Edward Forkin, a resident of the Bronx, formerly of Hell’s Kitchen (original Westie) 534 Manhattan New York, passed away on January 18th, 2022, after a long illness. He was 81.

Edward was born on January 21st, 1940 to Thomas and Clara (Lynch) Forkin.

Edward is survived by his loving loyal wife, Gail T. Forkin, of 46 years, aka “The Wife.”

Edward was the youngest of fourteen siblings. He was a very proud godfather of nine and multiple nieces, nephews and cousins.

Edward was an active member of the Theatrical Protective Union Local No. 1 from 1968-2022 (54 years). What an accomplishment.

The simplest pleasures in life, such as coffee, eating at Katz’s Deli, family, pool, Godfather movies, and the bungalow at Rockaway Beach, brought the greatest joy to Eddie.

Eddie was the handyman of the family and would do anything for anybody.

Ed had a special place in his heart for his sister-in-law Lori and brother-in-law Bruce Benedict, for always having his back, especially the last few years when he was too sick to do it himself.

He touched many lives with his generosity and passion. He was loved and will be sorely missed.

Family and friends are invited to attend his Celebration of Life gathering on Tuesday, January 25th, 2022, anytime between 4pm – 8pm at:
Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, Inc
726 Morris Park Ave
Bronx, NY 10462
Family and friends wishing to attend the visitation virtually may do so by clicking the following link at any time during the visiting hours Forkin Visitation

A funeral service is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 at 10 at:
Our Lady of Solace Roman Catholic Church
731 Morris Park Ave
Bronx NY 10462

Cavalry Cemetery
49-02 Laurel Hill Blvd
Queens NY 11377

Mrs. Gail T. Forkin would invite you to celebrate after the interment at:
IL Triangolo Restaurant
96-01 Corona Ave
Corona, NY 11368



  1. Donnamarie Ramos Torres on January 23, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    Prayers for strength, healing during this difficult time. Another Angel has earned his wings!

  2. Gloria Rivera on January 23, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    May you be resting in peace. Sending healing prayer’s to all those who loved you.

  3. Lisa Granieri on January 23, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    You will be missed Uncle Eddie. RIP

  4. Cathie Messenger on January 23, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    Eddie, you are loved and will be missed by so many!! SLEEP IN PARADISE!! <3 u

  5. Pat and Michael Leonetti on January 24, 2022 at 1:29 am

    Eddie was loved by many people including us for his goodness and kindness and will be sorely missed. Gail and Eddie were always so good to my Dad and I will never forget that. He loved them as another daughter and son. Heaven has truly gained a very special angel. Rest In Peace and send healing to dear Gail.

  6. Janet Page Frering on January 24, 2022 at 10:02 am

    Heaven has gained a very Special Angel. I will always remember all the laughs we shared. You have a bunch of angels welcoming you so party like you’re in Rockaway. Until we meet again you will be missed and loved so much by so many. RIP dear Eddie

  7. Robert Score, Secretary, Local One IATSE on January 24, 2022 at 2:44 pm

    Rest In Peace Brother.

  8. Debbie Brennan on January 24, 2022 at 5:46 pm

    Heaven’s gain is our loss. How blessed I was to have had you in my life and to have shared so many wonderful times together. I will miss you everyday, I love you. Rest peacefully, until we meet again.

  9. Debbie Whalen on January 24, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    You will be forever missed Eddie. I will forever remember our trip to NC and you fell asleep in the back of my mini van and when the song Who let the dog’s out came on the radio all I saw as I was driving was your head popping up and you singing the song. Keep on singing in heaven . I will miss you.

  10. Lori A Benedict on January 25, 2022 at 5:18 am

    My Brother in law, and most of all my friend. I have so many things to remember and will so miss. OUR times,at Ac,city island, all the years of x-rated Christmas gifts( lmao),being my children’s Godfather,and so many dinners together. MY favorite memories was when we all went to the FALLS,and you saw the long hair,skinny beauty, and said Wow. Turned around and it was a man. Thank you for having my back,when I was your tenant. I will so miss our private chats together. RIP MY FRIEND

  11. Shannon Merritt on January 25, 2022 at 5:01 pm

    Our hearts are breaking for you cuz. Ed was an amazing man loved by many. Our prayers are with you. Shann and family

    • Lisa DiMiceli aka “Cousin It” on January 29, 2022 at 7:53 am

      Gail, I am so sorry for your loss. You and the rest of the family are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember his spirit.

  12. Uncle Bob and Aunt Cathy Meyer on January 25, 2022 at 5:04 pm

    Uncle Bob and I were in the zoom. Our prayers and love are with you. We wish we were there to give you a hug. ——this is Uncle Bob fondly remembers his trip to the Ozarks with Eddie.

  13. Vinny Caggiano on January 25, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    I wish I could tell you one more time THANK YOU for everything you did for my family and I above all thank you for always being by Gail’s side. You are going to be missed so much.. please look over us but especially Gail .. I need her as she needs you… I promise I’ll be there any time she needs , R.I.P my cousin. I am so blessed to have had you be a part of my upbringing.

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