PLNU mourns loss of GL Forward

San Diego, California

After a brief illness, Point Loma Nazarene University professor, colleague, and friend G. L. Forward passed away August 4 in San Diego. He was 63.

Forward was known for his love of old Humphrey Bogart movies, murder mysteries, and trips to the mountains — especially Big Bear. A self-described "hopeful cynic," he is remembered by the PLNU community for his love of teaching and care for his management and organizational communication students.  

The memorial service for Forward is scheduled for 2 p.m. August 15 at 

Crill Performance Hall
Cooper Music Center
Point Loma Nazarene University
3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

A reception will immediately follow the service on the Cooper Portico.

In lieu of flowers, friends and family wish to direct donations to the Dr. G. L. Forward Memorial Fund, created to directly benefit his students at PLNU.

To give by mail, make checks payable to PLNU and reference Dr. G. L. Forward Memorial Fund in the memo. Send to

PLNU Office of University Advancement
3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

Visit pointloma.edu/giving and select “Other Designation.” Reference “Dr. G. L. Forward Memorial Fund” with your contribution.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family in care of

Kathleen Czech
Communication & Theatre
Point Loma Nazarene University
3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

--Point Loma Nazarene University

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