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Guy J. Forcone, 84, a lifelong resident of Steubenville, OH died Sunday, August 20th, 2023, from pancreatic cancer.

Guy was born on March 6, 1939, in Steubenville, Ohio, to Guy John Forcone and Mary Elizabeth Gumbar Forcone.

Educated at Big Red High School, and a veteran of the US Army, Guy embarked on a career that spanned over 30 years at Weirton Steel, where he worked in the Caster.

In his younger years, Guy was a vibrant sports enthusiast. Golf, handball, and running were not just activities but outlets for his boundless energy and competitive spirit. His love for sports extended beyond his personal pursuits, as he was an avid fan of Big Red Football, holding season tickets for over 30 years. His dedication was such that he even bought three tickets to ensure he had ample space to thoroughly enjoy the game. The same fervor was directed towards Big Red basketball, as well as his beloved Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes.

Guy’s heartwarming presence extended to his family life as well. He took immense pride in the achievements of his children and grandchildren. He made sure to reorganize his schedule to witness his son’s high school sporting events. His vacations to the Florida Keys after his retirement, and family vacation with his kids were always the times he cherished most.

A familiar face at the Spot Bar in Downtown Steubenville, Guy’s daily visits were a testament to his vibrant social spirit.

In addition to his parents, Guy was preceded in death by his sister, Betty.

He is survived by his daughter, Kim Cowgar, his son, Guy Forcone; his former wife, and caring friend, until the end, Peggy Lewis; his grandchildren, Guy Forcone IV, Sydni Forcone, and Justin Cowgar; and all his friends at the Spot Bar.

Friends and family will gather at the Spot Bar in Downtown Steubenville on Thursday, August 24, 2023 at 4 PM to celebrate his life.

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  1. Guy was a good man and a customer of mine for almost 50 years. He was a friend to me and all of my employees and always treated us with kindness and respect. We used to joke about how bad the Cleveland Browns were and how good Big Red was. He will be missed by all of us!

  2. Guy was one the the nicest person I ever met he had a knowledge of sports that was unbelievable, whether it was high school, college, or pro he knew it like the back of his hand. He knew every thing about Steubenville then & now. Gonna miss you my man, FLY HIGH

  3. Candle Selection 2Guy was a good guy who I’ve known for many years. Guy was always a kind to everyone. I will miss him when I go into the Spot Bar and he won’t be in his favorite spot. I’ll miss our many conversations, laughs, hugs and beers. My thoughts and prayers to his family and especially his brother Rick Slee. May Guy RIP.

  4. My condolences to Guy ‘s family and friends …I met Guy through his son … He was a very kind man that loved his family dearly …May he RIP 🙏🏽 sincerely ,Lisa S Owens

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