Bertram Jay Forsyth

February 13, 1976 - December 04, 2022

Visitation: Thursday, December 8, 2022, 2-4, 6-8 pm; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry

Service: Friday, December 9, 2022, 11 am; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry

Bertram Jay Forsyth
Age 46, of Cranberry Twp., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 4, 2022 after injuries sustained in an automobile accident. “BJ” was born on February 13, 1976, son of the late Bertram Johnson, and Gloria Jean (Gibson) Forsyth. BJ is survived by his beloved wife, and best friend, Jennifer (McElroy) Forsyth, whom he married on November 13, 1999; children, who he adored more than anything in the world, Braden, Ko, and Emma; sister, Malissa Joseph, and her daughter Brittany Joseph. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives and friends who will all miss him dearly.

Said simply, BJ was the epitome of a family man. They always came first, and the unconditional love they shared is unimaginable. His positivity, kindness, protectiveness and selflessness will be missed and remembered by all who knew and loved him.

He was a very active member of Crossroads Church, where he was apart of many groups, and participated in several ways. BJ was also involved in The North Hills Masonic Lodge #716, where he was proud to be a member.

Family and friends are welcome on Thursday from 2-4, 6-8 pm at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Twp. A Funeral Service Celebrating the Life of BJ will be held Friday at 11 am at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial gifts may be made in BJ’s name to Crossroads Church, Masonic Lodge #716, or

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  • Theresa Colaizzi

    Jen, Braden, Ko, and Emma my sincere condolences and prayers. I’ve had the pleasure of working with BJ when he was at 3WS/Clear Channel. He was always so positive and happy. One of the good guys. When we had a reunion/retirement party for our business manager Chuck about 6 years ago, he messaged me that he wanted to be there, but it was boys night out with his son and he was really looking forward to their night. That’s the kind of great dad he was…loved his family and family first. I’m so glad I got to stay connected with him through Facebook. Rest in Peace BJ.

  • Debbie peteritis lewis

    Dear Jen,missy and family I am BJ’s cousin and it’s been a long time since I have seen him. My heart goes out to all of you keep the faith you’ll see him again love you all debbie

  • Carl Robertson

    My deepest sympathy for what is a great loss to your family. My prayer is for your healing and carrying on the spirit of BJ in your lives.

  • Kelly Modro and Family

    Jen, Braden, Ko, and Emma,

    We cannot imagine the pain and heartache you are feeling. We are praying for your peace and comfort.

    Kelly and Family

  • Sheri (Van Dyke) Weitzel

    My late husband Ray and I met BJ what feels like eons ago at 3WS. I’m thankful to FB for allowing me to watch him grow into a sensitive, wonderful husband and father.. and so sad to see his life wasted by someone who wasted their own life. May the love he leaves behind give you strength; and his memory be a blessing.

  • Thelma Pushak

    Jen and Family
    I’m so very sorry for your loss. I’m Angie’s mom May you treasure the fond memories you and your children shared with Bertram

  • Rikki Swaney

    Bj was such an amazing and wonderful person. Jen, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • James cronin

    BJ, I had the privilege to to know you through high school and beyond. Listening to you on the radio. I have the times at Anthony’s downtown forever etched in my memory. Jen, I am so sorry that I couldn’t be there as I found out late about his passing. To you and your children my deepest condolences and prayers. He will be missed.

  • Melissa Glascock

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. BJ was admired by many. May peace find you in these hard times. Sending all my warmest hugs and prayers.

  • Daniel Smith, Jr.

    I will never forget the kindness and support both BJ and Jen showed me during both of my political campaigns. My conversations with BJ always included the love he held for his family and I always admired that. He will be sorely missed and my prayers continue to be with Jen and the rest of their family, as they continue to find strength during this very heart wrenching time.

  • Derek Payne

    BJ was an amazing colleague during the short time we worked together. Not too long ago I reached out to him and we were able to talk shop again on social media. He will be missed by many. My sincerest condolences to his wife and children that were his world.

  • Cousin Christy Barnes

    What a Beautiful Soul with a Big Heart.His Love and Endearing Friendship with His Wife and Children were Truly Heart Warming.My Deepest Sympathy. Love and Prayers

  • Rikki Swaney

    Bj was such an amazing and wonderful person. Jen, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Karen and Paul Belkot

    We are deeply saddened to hear of BJ’s passing. Words cannot express our sorrow. Please know you can contact us as we do care about you and the children very much. You and your children are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Janine Clair

    Jen I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Melanie (Monaghan) Taylor Bradburn

    Jen and children,
    You have my sympathy, strength & love during this horrific time. I worked with BJ years ago at my 1st radio station job. He was a ray of positivity & kindness. God bless you all.

  • Mary Hartley and John Neill

    Jen, Braden, Ko and Emma,

    You have our deepest sympathy for your loss that has come too soon. May God hold you in His arms. We wish we could be there with you. Let us know how we can help you.

  • Shari Berg

    Jen, Braden, Sean, and Emma,

    There just aren’t words. I am so sorry for your tragic loss. BJ was a wonderful human being and the world was better for having him in it.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We’re here to support you in any way you need.

    Shari, Isaak, and Connor

  • Patrick Stanley

    I’m going to miss BJ… grew up with him around me when I was younger. Praying for you Jen and the kids!!!

  • Aimee Firtz

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with BJ at WORD-FM. Prayers for the family! So heartbreaking but know he is in heaven. His heavenly mansion must be finished.

  • Phil Hetzel

    BJ was a part of our Friday morning Pittsburgh Experiment group who met at Cracker Barrel. It was an honor and a privilege to have gotten to know him and his family. BJ was a faithful follower. Prayers and blessings to Jen and the children during this unthinkable and painful time.

  • Elaine Hatfield and Wayne Carothers

    While I lived across the street in Gibsonia from BJ and Jen for years, we had the pleasure more recently to talk to BJ during a Masonic breakfast in Mars and recognized what a wonderful man he was. Our hearts and prayers are with Jen and the kids at this sorrowful time.

  • Roxane Palone

    Jen and children, You have our deepest sympathy. We loved BJ very much. He had such a warm personality and charming smile. He is now in the arms of Jesus. We love you. Vince and Roxane 😘🤗

  • Frank Shoaf

    BJ, I’ve known you since second grade, best man at my wedding, Godfather to my oldest, brother in the fraternity, and the brother I never had in life…sending up many, many prayers for you and just as many tears. May God Bless your family, keep them safe, and using your example guide them throughout all their life. We’ll see you soon. I love you brother!

    Love, Frank, Tammy, Kylee, Abby, and Ethan

  • Jennie Abbadini

    What a tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Jennifer and her children. May God bless you all and bring you peace.

  • Brother Allan Paukstys P. M.

    Such a great loss. Rest in peace Brother

  • Jennifer Exley

    I am Jens hair stylist. I also styled the kids hair on many different occasions. I love you guys so much. I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine the pain you all are going through. Jen, you guys were a beautiful amazing couple. What a great dad he was. He love Emma’s pink hair :). Heaven gained an Angel and I believe you guys will see him again.
    Prayers and love
    Jennifer Exley

  • Bonita Rogozinsky

    BJ, my beloved cousin, you will be missed beyond words. You were such a wonderful man and the world is a more empty place without you cuz. Jen, my heart aches for you and the children and although there are no words to take away this pain, just know that BJ loved you all so much and will be only as far away as your hearts forever! Sending my deepest condolences.

  • Mike O'Dell

    I worked with BJ many years ago and he was always a joy to be around. I was heartbroken upon hearing of the accident. Best wishes and all the love in the world to his family.

  • Carol Haley

    I love you BJ I’m going to miss you so much you were so much a part of my life. Jen and family words cannot express my sorrow for you all.

  • Carl Frost

    I always enjoyed our talks during hockey practices BJ. You are a great guy.

  • Rochelle Williamsom

    Jenn I am at a loss of words I continue and will continue to pray for you and your children. You all our in my hearts and prayers. May God send his angels of peace to wrap their arms around you and your children in your time of grief. Peace and Love The Williamsons

  • Tyi-Sanna Jones

    Jen my condolences to you and the family. Reading your posts about BJ I felt like I knew him, he certainly loved you.

  • Stephani Horey

    I am so sorry for Jen and the kids. BJ was a warm and wonderful person and he will be missed.

  • Wendy Cook Mattucci

    Jen & family,
    I am so sorry for this incredible loss. I never had the privilege of meeting BJ, but knew he was beloved by all of you. I just keep crying, my heart goes out to all of you.

  • Mary Forsyth

    I am so sorry to hear about this. My thoughts and prayers are with BJ’s family and friends.


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