Christopher Forward

Obituary of Christopher S. Forward

Christopher S. Forward-DeRoche affectionately known as Chris was born on November 3, 1984. Chris grew up in the Roosevelt, Long Island area where he attended elementary through high school. He was passionate about advancing academically and went on to pursue higher education as well. Chris obtained his Bachelor's degree from St. John's University in Criminology and received not one but two Master's degrees; one, an MBA from Dowling College and the other from Marymount University in Human Resources when he moved to Washington, DC in 2014. Chris was passionate about people and worked various managerial jobs within the Long Island and Washington, DC areas. He landed his dream position in Human Resources in January of 2020 at the Department of Education in the Federal Student Aid division. While there he held the title Employee of the Month twice. In 2015, while living in Washington, DC, Chris met James Brown and in 2017 they became engaged. Together they traveled to various countries around the world. Chris enjoyed spending time with family & friends and having fun girl talk with his nieces. He had a love for fashion and loved everything Gucci. He loved to laugh, entertain, and loved being the "life of the party". Chris is survived by his loving mother Valerie DeRoche, his precious grandmother Gloria Forte, his devoted partner of 5 years James Brown; his brothers Sean Forward, Remy Mallory & Gary Forward; sisters Samantha DeRoche & Ranel Mallory; his Uncle Lawrence & Aunt Lisa DeRoche; sister-in-law Tiona Forward, nieces Sara and Savana Forward and nephew Gavin Forward, as well as a host of cousins and friends. Chris left us way too soon but his impact will be forever felt by his family and friends. A memorial service is intended for a Date TBD. Details will be forthcoming.
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