Born on August 9, 1932 Departed on May 16, 2011 and resided in Torrance, CA. Forrest W. Mayo, a 42-year resident of the South Bay, passed away in Torrance on Monday, May 16, 2011. Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, Forrest enjoyed 78 years of life. Forrest is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Kathryn, his daughters Michaeleen and Robin, grandson Rocky, granddaughter-in-law Jeannette, and great-granddaughter Madison. After completing High School, Forrest served in the Air Force, and soon after marrying Kathryn, began his 52-year career in Promotional Sales. Known for his warm personality, humor, and always being a sharp dresser, Forrest soon became well-known within the local community. He was a member of Saint Lawrence Martyr parish, actively involved in Rotary International, holding the position of President at one time, and a heavily involved member of several Chamber of Commerce’s in the South Bay. To meet and know Forrest was a joy and his love for people was always obvious. He will be dearly missed. A memorial service will be held to celebrate Forrest’s life on Monday, May 23, 2011, at 10:00 A.M. at Saint Lawrence Martyr parish in Redondo Beach. Please use this website to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services.

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  1. We have lost a truly kind, gentle and wonderful man. I have known Forrest for over 30 years. My heart goes out to you Katherine, Robin and Rocky. He will be sooooo missed!

  2. Dear Mayo Family! I am very sorry to learn of your dear Forrest’s passing! We were in a networking group and he was such a positive influence and taught so many the right way to do business! You are in my prayers! Frances Martin

  3. Forrest will be missed by all who knew him. He was truly a gentle and kind person and a true gentleman. ….my thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

  4. Robin, I am truly sorry for your loss. I never Met your father, but If you are any indication of him, he was a great man, Regards Chuck

  5. You have my sincere condolences on your loss. Although I did not know Forrest well, from the few times I spoke with him I know he was a warm and caring man. I am sure he will be missed.

  6. Kathryn and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Forest’s passing. Forest helped me with calanders and ideas for promoting my business when I first started Real Estate sales in 1978. He always wanted to take me to the Rotary meetings and was such the gentleman and professional. Forest was always wonderfly dressed and did have a great sense of humor He will be deeply missed and I send my condolence to the entire family. David Clayton

  7. Forrest was a great friend and a wonderful human being. I am saddened by his passing but I know that he is in a better place. I will miss him and his visits to our company.

  8. We have just learned of the passing of our good friend Forrest. He was truly a special guy that we enjoyed visiting with from time to time. Although he provided us with promotional items, he was truly one a shinning example of the greatest generation. We loved his stories, his style, his laugh, and his warm sincere smile. Torrance CitiCABLE will miss him, I will personally miss him. May God bless you Katherine and the rest of your family.

  9. I met Forest at my first networking meeting (FAN) and from that time I met him I knew he was special. I’ve seen him from time to time and he always had a smile and warm hello, he will be missed.

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