BENNETT EARL FOLMAR
June 16, 1936 – September 2, 2018
BENNETT EARL FOLMAR was born on June 16, 1936 and passed away on September 2, 2018
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BENNETT EARL FOLMAR
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November 7, 2018
I came to meet Ben back in 2007 when the company I was with (Collins & Aikman) was purchased by IAC. I, like Ben, am an HR Manager, and like Ben, have been doing this for a long time. We met at an HR Conference in Detroit and that became a friendship, granted not a long term or close friendship, but one that I have fond memories of to this day. He would call me and I, him. Usually to chat about HR "stuff" but always, which happens a great deal in talking with Ben, the conversation would evolve into other subjects. My two favorite chats were about the time he was visiting a child in Nashville, TN and he said he went to see Bob Seger. I replied to him that I knew there were tow older Seger fans there that night, because I was at that show also! The other conversation was after his retirement picture was posted on our internal web page. I called to congratulate him and I can still hear him say that the picture showed what looked like guys "with two sheets to the wind". Then he laughed a big laugh. I will always remember his laugh, his common sense approach to HR and his blunt honesty. God Rest His Soul and God be with the family. Kenny Greene
September 21, 2018
It is with great sadness that I heard about the passing of a dear friend and co-worker. Ben and I spent most of our time together at IAC group meeting, where we gravitated toward one another initially because we were the oldest HR people in the room; then it became a true friendship, filled with laughter, swapping stories, and sharing thoughts about life, happiness, and the unusual things that kept us so involved in our profession. Ben was a "Hoot"; meant as an endearing term for a man who meant so much to so many people. In conversations, he deeply loved his family, was a steadfast and loyal friend, and deeply cared for any employee who needed his help or counsel. Ben did all of this, and more, with a mischievous twinkle in his eye, a smile on his face, and caring in his heart. Ben did not suffer fools--- but he treated everyone with dignity and respect--especially fools. I will miss my friend deeply and our conversations, God's speed, "Benjamin"!!
September 20, 2018
I knew Mr. Folmar through my employment. He was always a kind person. I am sorry to hear of his passing.
September 18, 2018
From the very first time I met Ben, I knew he was a very special man and that he would bring to our family so much love, laughter and wonderful memories. Ben always brought a calming and reassuring presence to any experience I had with him - from cozy evenings with Patty at the old "log cabin" in NJ to the vacation trips I shared with the whole family in Nantucket and in Sandbridge, VA. There are countless conversations and moments with Ben that I will hold so dear forever. I loved Ben very much, and always will, and I offer my warmest remembrances to Patty, Olivia and Brad at a time that is so hard to bear.
With my love, always,