Dr. James Leslie Forsberg, of Libertytown, MD, passed peacefully into the arms of his Savior on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.

He was born August 18, 1957, in Mineola, NY, to Phoebe E. and the late Leslie I. Forsberg.

Dr. Forsberg was a founding partner of Carroll Primary Care of Westminster and Eldersburg, MD, where he served for 27 years as a family physician. Through these years, Dr. Jim lovingly cared for his many patients whom he saw and appreciated as friends. He also served the community as a Board member of the Alpha Crisis Pregnancy Center of Reisterstown, MD, and as an elder of the Fredericktowne Baptist Church of Walkersville, MD.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen M. Forsberg, and their children: Emily, Luke, and Abigail Forsberg of Libertytown, MD; his mother, Phoebe E. Forsberg; his five brothers and their spouses: Peter A. and Karen Forsberg, John R. and Joyce Forsberg, Thomas G. and Janice Forsberg, Philip D. and Ellen Anne Forsberg, Timothy D. and Debby Forsberg; his sister, Elizabeth and her husband Mark Watts; his mother-in-law, Mildred A. Stehle; brother-in-law, Bill Stehle and his wife Teresa; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

Dr. Jim’s passions involved his Lord, family, friends, and his beloved Ravens. He lived well and loved much, and, because of his faith in the shed blood of his Savior, Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of his sins, has entered into the joy of his reward.

In lieu of flowers, as James would have preferred, donations may be made to the Alpha Crisis Pregnancy Center or Fredericktowne Baptist Church.