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Benjamin T. Forester

September 3, 1937 September 16, 2018
Benjamin T. Forester
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Obituary for Benjamin T. Forester

Benjamin T. Forester, 81 of Colts Neck passed away at his home on Sunday, Sept. 16.

He was born in Winchester, MA, he and his family settled in Colts Neck in 1970. Ben was the President of Rex Lumber, Englishtown, a family run company, which was more than a job – it was his passion. Extremely active in the Hardwood industry and served on the board of the National Hardwood Lumber Association. Ben retired on Sunday, when he died.

Ben served on the Colts Neck Board of Adjustment for over 20 years, was a member of the Township Committee, serving twice as Mayor. He was an active member of the Colts Neck Sports Foundation, where he enjoyed coaching, refereeing, and overseeing the baseball umpires. He was a Cubmaster and a committee chair with the Cub Scouts.

Ben enjoyed being with his wife, of 55 years, and family at their home in Colts Neck and especially at their beach house in Avalon, NJ. Ben was an avid Connect 4 player who enjoyed beating kids of all ages. Ben’s grandchildren were his great joy. He also enjoyed watching his New England Patriots.

He is survived by his wife Carol M. Forester; their children, Craig and his wife Jo Ann Forester, Sudbury, Ma., Roger and his wife Tara Forester, Reston, Va. And Wendy Alagna, Colts Neck; his brother, Bill Forester, Sarasota, Fl.; and his grandchildren, Paul, Zach, Ethan, Logan, Russell, Lauren and Ellie.

Visitation Thursday, Sept. 20th, 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Holmdel Funeral Home, 26 South Holmdel Road, Holmdel. Funeral services Friday, Sept. 21st, 10:30 am, Colts Neck Reformed Church, 139 County Rd. 537, Colts Neck. A private interment service will be held at Atlantic Cemetery, Colts Neck. To share a favorite memory or to send a message of condolence please visit Ben’s page of tributes at www.holmdelfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of traditional gifts contributions to Globe Santa https://globesanta.org/secure/Donate.aspx in Ben’s memory would be appreciated.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

20

Sep

2:00 PM 9/20/2018 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 9/20/2018 4:00:00 PM
Holmdel Funeral Home

26 South Holmdel Road
Holmdel , NJ 07733

Holmdel Funeral Home
26 South Holmdel Road Holmdel 07733 NJ
United States

Visitation

Thursday

20

Sep

7:00 PM 9/20/2018 7:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 9/20/2018 9:00:00 PM
Holmdel Funeral Home

26 South Holmdel Road
Holmdel , NJ 07733

Holmdel Funeral Home
26 South Holmdel Road Holmdel 07733 NJ
United States

Service

Friday

21

Sep

10:30 AM 9/21/2018 10:30:00 AM
Colts Neck Reformed Church

139 County Road 537
Colts Neck, NJ 07722

Colts Neck Reformed Church
139 County Road 537 Colts Neck 07722 NJ
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Atlantic Cemetery Final Resting Place

Route 537
Colts Neck, NJ

Route 537 Colts Neck NJ
US
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