Martin E. Forsberg Jr., who raised his family in East Hampton, died at Southampton Hospital on April 3. Shortly after going to sleep that night at his Springs residence he suffered a seizure, his family said, and never awoke. Mr. Forsberg, who was diabetic, was 45.
Mr. Forsberg’s parents, Martin E. Forsberg and the former Elizabeth L. Murray moved from Queens to Port Washington when he was very young, then to Springs when he was 10. After attending East Hampton High School he got a general equivalency diploma, and then studied to be an electrician. He worked over the years for both Phillips Electric of Southampton and First Light Electric of East Hampton.
Growing up in Springs he was good friends with the former Stacy Spicer, but the two lost track of each other until 1991, when they were reunited. Her husband loved clamming off Gerard Drive and fishing from the Three Mile Harbor dock, especially for fluke and flounder, Mrs. Forsberg said yesterday. He was a good swimmer, too, she said, and always tried to involve his three sons in his outings.
According to Kim Bermudez, who is engaged to one of the three, Shawn Forsberg, he was a lifelong New York Giants fan, attending the team’s games whenever possible. “He loved playing board games too,” she said.
Mr. Forsberg had “a great sense of humor,” said Ms. Bermudez. “He was a great, fun guy to be with,” said Mrs. Forsberg.
Mr. Forsberg’s other sons are Martin E. Forsberg III and John W. Leland. He also leaves two sisters, Tina McGrath of Hampton Bays and Melanie Marshall of Port Washington, and two brothers, David and Lawrence Marshall, both of Port Washington.
His parents survive as well. His mother lives in Port Washington, his father in Manhasset.
Funeral services were held at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. Mr. Forsberg was cremated.