Irving Forsten, 91, of Monroe Township died Feb. 3, 2012.
A licensed professional engineer in New Jersey and New York, Mr. Forsten was an expert in industrial environmental processes, energy conservation, and safety matters related to munitions and ordnance production and handling. He worked for 32 years for the Department of the Army at Picatinny Arsenal, rising to chief of the special technology branch, manufacturing technology division. Upon retirement in 1981, he was awarded the Department of the Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award.
He authored four patents and numerous published works during his career.
He graduated from New York University in 1949 with a BS in aeronautical engineering and received a MS in mechanical engineering from New York University in 1949.
Predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Laura, he is survived by three daughters, Holly Dolgin of Scottsdale, Ariz., Joan Steen of Onamia, Minn., and Robin Klein of Florham Park; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Services were held Feb. 7 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County, 230 Old Bridge Turnpike, South River, NJ 08882; or the Center for Hearing and Communication, 50 Broadway, 6th floor, New York, NY 10004.