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Rev. Dr. Forrest Waller

October 1, 1935 — March 31, 2024

Cuyahoga Falls

Rev. Dr. Forrest Waller

CUYAHOGA FALLS- Rev. Dr. Forrest Waller, 88, passed away on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024.

Forrest was born in W. Union, WV to Forrest J and Waneta Waller. 

In 1961, he met the love of his life, Marilyn, and they wed in 1962, going on to have three children, Jackie, Paul, and Cathy.

Forrest was predeceased by his parents, wife, Marilyn, brother Charles and his daughter, Cathy.  He is survived by his children, Jackie (Mark) and Paul (Jenny), grandchildren Dalton, Zoe, Parker, Tanner, and Asher, sister Dolores Kinn, his nieces, nephews and friends.  He loved his family and especially enjoyed vacations in Lakeside, and Myrtle Beach. 

Forrest graduated from Baldwin Wallace College and went on to graduate from Boston University where he attended seminary.  Baldwin Wallace awarded Forrest with an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity for his service and accomplishments in the church. His first church was Brookfield Methodist Church where he served for four years. He then became the head pastor at Oberlin First United Methodist Church in Oberlin for five years and then became the head minister at Grace  United Methodist Church in Coshocton for seven years where the entire family formed so many friendships that have lasted a lifetime.  He then finished his amazing career at First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls for the next twenty years.  Upon his retirement he continued to work part time at Akron Methodist Church and volunteered at Stan Hywet Hall giving tours.

Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 AM on April 4, 2024 at First United Methodist Church Cuyahoga Falls 245 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, OH; visitation will be held preceding at 10 AM. Family requests that in lieu of flowers and remembrances, donations be made to the First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls Music and Worship Endowment. To send condolences or sign the guest book, please visit www.cliffordshoemaker.com

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Visitation

Thursday, April 4, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

First United Methodist Church

245 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

First United Methodist Church

245 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

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