Mr. Allan Forman was eulogized as a San Pedro hero by his best friend Mr. Leo Cuellar at the Mass of Resurrection celebrated by Father Arturo Añonuevo on Tuesday, September 27, at the San Pedro Roman Catholic Church.
Cuellar quoted from the local Newspaper Ambergris Today that featured Mr. Forman as “Un Orgullo Sanpedrano.” Allan Forman grew up in San Pedro in the coconut industry and later on in fishing. As an activist Mr. Forman was a pioneer in the founding of the San Pedro Fishing Cooperative, Caribeña. Later on he was also a pioneer in the tourism industry and founded the local chain of hotels, restaurants, gift shops and even dive shop operations known as Coral Beach Hotel.
After the founding of San Pedro High School, Mr. Forman was instrumental as Chairman of the Building Committee in fundraising and construction of San Pedro High School. Mr. Forman was also instrumental in bringing the Lionism to San Pedro. As a member of the Belize City Lions Club, his club chartered the San Pedro Lions Club in 1975.
Besides being an exemplary father and spouse, Mr. Forman was responsible for emceeing in the early days of San Pedro, was a community activist, owner of the famous Tackle Box, and Dive Shop operations. In his honor San Pedro High School has a student House named in his honor, a name that will remain for life to honor this local hero.
Ambergris Today extends sincere condolences to the Forman Family and extended family and friends and to the community as a whole. Rest In Eternal Peace, Mr. Allan Forman, Un Orgullo Sanpedrano.