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David Folmar

David Folmar

August 21, 1964 - September 14, 2019

"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back May the sunshine warm your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields.."

Obituary of David Folmar

David had a passion for good things, notably music and food! He loved music, often playing-out with his brothers Joe, Doug and Ed. He had a huge music collection and as “DJDave” he hosted weddings and many other events. He could name a tune after hearing 3-4 notes and could bring titles to mind of hits back through 40-50 years! David brought life to a party and enjoyed making your event memorable and fun.

David is survived by his son, David (Lisanne) his grandkids Brianna-17, Alessio-14, Penelope-5 and Maddox-1. His brother Doug Cater (Bobbie) Scott Paul, Amy, Doug Jr. Sister Wendy Cater (the late Larry Beauman) Ed Nayman. Sister Cindy Cater (Dale Ricks) Therron Ricks. Brother Tim Cater (Cindy) Melissa, Jonathan. Brother Ronald Folmar (Denise) Millicent (Sean Culverwell) Whitney, Nathan. Ronald Jr. (Claudine) Felicity, Destiny, Matthew. Heather Jackson-Hannah, Ashley, Andrew. Brandy (Ronnie Halona) Sarah, Lillian, Marley). His brother Joseph Folmar (Mona) Joe Jr., Bradley, Trevor. Step-father Edwin Sherman, step-brother Scott Sherman. He has many cousins and a month-old great- nephew-Luka.  David was predeceased in death by his father-Robert Folmar, mother-Jane Sherman, step-brother Michael Sherman and grandparents William and Lillian Butz.

Friends may call on Friday 6:00 – 8:00 PM and Saturday 3:00 to 5:00 PM at Taylor and Reynolds Funeral Home at 70 Niagara Street, Lockport, NY. Where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 5:00 PM. Condolences may be offered below, and flowers may be purchased through The Flower Barn.

27 Comments

  1. Kristal prica on September 18, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    I will miss all the fun we used to have yrs ago and I will always remember your smile dave! May you enjoy your after life sweet Dave! Love you always see you on the other side my friend! Love kristal (wheeler) prica god bless the whole family

  2. Michele LaFever on September 18, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    My heart felt sympathy for the family. I am grateful for the times together when we were young ones finding our way in life. I am so happy that I was able to take a video of Dave in July. Dave had a way to neutralize people, just by being present, and I dont think he really knew the impact he has had on so many people. A dear one who will be greatly missed. See you rockin on the other side Dave. Love, Michele LaFever

    • Maryann kane on September 19, 2019 at 9:08 am

      Rest in peace will be sadly missed

      • Lynne M Gang & Buddie from Forest Creek on September 21, 2019 at 1:31 pm

        My heart felt sympathy to the whole family

    • Jason klein on September 19, 2019 at 10:37 am

      Gona miss all the good times Dave , as you would tell me.. luv ya cuz, till we meet again,I’ll keep all them good memories, and great times close.. cuz!

  3. Charlie McNeely on September 19, 2019 at 3:11 am

    Loved by many, missed by all. R.I.P. my friend.

  4. Ronesue Chase on September 19, 2019 at 3:30 am

    I will miss Dave he gave my Sister and I the mic.. at Kendizes in Lockport many years ago . He was a great DJ and new how to make a crowd happy. One of our favorites to sing was give me one reason by Tracey Chapman. RIP Dave see you on ther other side still hopefully in the music up in heaven. You were such a sweetheart your dear soul will be missed.

  5. Vicki Duxbury on September 19, 2019 at 5:25 am

    Our hearts are broken ;you were a great friend and will always cherish all our good times through the years: til we meet again my angel. My deepest sympathy goes to all the family and friends who are grieving as well

  6. Susan (Maacks) Bodnar on September 19, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Dave had such a sweet soul. He watched after me after we lost my brother Steven. I have great memories of those two together! My condolences to your family during this time. Keep all the good memories close to your heart.

    • Millicent Culverwell on September 19, 2019 at 11:19 pm

      To my WHOLE BIG family…and many many friends who knew my Unc. Just about my whole life..i had a love for music..and could pick out a good tune with a sweet guitar riff or an awesome drum beat like nobody’s business. I had always wondered where that had come from..over the last 13 years..i figured it out. It came from my uncle’s, and most of all…David. With a big collection of my own..and always wanting to share it. I have the knowledge and passion just as he did. I just couldn’t play it. I had the opportunity a few years back to bring him to a show with me to see The Trews. Myself…dave..my friend tracey..my daughter and my mom. And I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I’m sorry I can not be there to say goodbye..but I know he is entering rock and roll heaven..an there he will have his turn to play with the GREATS. Tom, Freddy, the Van Zandts, Gord, and too many others to list. I love you all and want you to know you are all in my thoughts. Rest in peace Uncle David.
      Millicent, Sean, Nathan, Whitney Culverwell and Wendy Hoy

      • David J Winchell on September 20, 2019 at 2:52 am

        Millicent what a small world it is. I didn’t know Dave is your Uncle. So sorry for your loss and you all are in our thoughts.

  7. Cindy & Jason Klein on September 19, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Dave I’m gonna miss you’re laugh, smile and most of all your jokes and birthday wishes.😢 My deepest condolences to your family, I will be praying for their strength too get through this very hard time in all of their-life! Gonna miss you very much! Again I’m very sorry for your loss. Love you all xoxo

  8. LisaMarie Scinta on September 19, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Rock on my brother… 🎸No more pain … I will always smile when I think of you.You always treated me like a sister &!welcomed me into your family.. . I love you Dave… ☮️🎸 See you again on the other side… You are an amazing man… always in our hearts… 💕🎸LisaMarie (((((Hugs))))

  9. Chrustene and Hooch on September 19, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    RIP Dave Folmar we will miss you, fly high

  10. Rebecca VanWagner on September 19, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    So very sorry to hear about Dave. He had a gentle heart, and was a good friend to my sister Susan while growing up. He made an impact on all who knew him. Prayers for all of his family and friends at this very sad time. May God watch over you all.

  11. Juan C. Ramirez on September 19, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    David was always so supportive of us younger musicians. I remember when he had his music store open. He would let us rehearse in the basement, always offered us great support, and I will always remember us playing Electric Eye together. Many prayers and support for his family. All wonderful people.

    • Juan C. Ramirez on September 19, 2019 at 8:23 pm

      Correction: That was actually Joe I jammed with. David took me to see Triumph. Great guy. Lots of fun. I love that family. My deepest condolences.

  12. Mike and Louise Deles on September 19, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    We didn’t know Dave long, but have great memories from the past few years! Our hearts are broken at this loss. Our love to the family, Mike and Louise

  13. Lori noone on September 20, 2019 at 1:51 am

    RIP dave u will be missed

  14. Ron Moats on September 20, 2019 at 2:43 am

    Thank you for memories brother. I will always of nice things, the green van, and the smile on your face when I think of you.
    RIP my friend.

  15. David J Winchell on September 20, 2019 at 2:46 am

    To the whole Folmar Family I am deeply sorry to hear about your loss. You and all your extended family have been more than friendly and with open arms to who ever would be in need of some help. I grew up with Ed in my teens and played in a few bands with him and along the way I met some great caring people. Wendy put up with our noise and us always being there but never once made us feel unwelcomed. She was very encouraging and supportive when it came to music. I knew Dave from Wilson when I was real young but he was in a older crowd than I hing out with. My Dad knew Ron for sure and thought highly of him and the family. Through Ed i met Uncle Ron Uncle Joe Uncle Tim and Uncle Dave and to know each and one of them was always laughs and good times. As young Musicians we all looked up to Uncle Joe and Uncle Tim with all their experience. I had a few times where I went over to Dave’s and we Jammed a little and had some good laughs but the knowledge of music was just overwhelming cool. I always seemed like I was waking him up and I felt bad but he always welcomed you in no matter what. I went to a lot of parties that Dave would be at too and like a lot of people said he livened up the party for sure with his laughs. Ed reminds me so much of Dave with his love for music and his laughs. Ed I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me into your family and introducing me to all your family. I know we have grown apart over the years as we had our own lives to live. The memories of Jamming and our friend ship means the world to me. Love ya Ed and I’m so sorry you had to lose such a great Uncle like Dave. May he rest in piece with all the other greats up in heaven. Jam on Dave and may your music always live in all of us.

    • David J Winchell on September 20, 2019 at 2:56 am

      To the whole Folmar Family I am deeply sorry to hear about your loss. You and all your extended family have been more than friendly and with open arms to who ever would be in need of some help. I grew up with Ed in my teens and played in a few bands with him and along the way I met some great caring people. Wendy put up with our noise and us always being there but never once made us feel unwelcomed. She was very encouraging and supportive when it came to music. I knew Dave from Wilson when I was real young but he was in a older crowd than I hing out with. My Dad knew Ron for sure and thought highly of him and the family. Through Ed i met Uncle Ron Uncle Joe Uncle Doug and Uncle Dave and to know each and one of them was always laughs and good times. As young Musicians we all looked up to Uncle Joe and Uncle Doug with all their experience. I had a few times where I went over to Dave’s and we Jammed a little and had some good laughs but the knowledge of music was just overwhelming cool. I always seemed like I was waking him up and I felt bad but he always welcomed you in no matter what. I went to a lot of parties that Dave would be at too and like a lot of people said he livened up the party for sure with his laughs. Ed reminds me so much of Dave with his love for music and his laughs. Ed I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me into your family and introducing me to all your family. I know we have grown apart over the years as we had our own lives to live. The memories of Jamming and our friend ship means the world to me. Love ya Ed and I’m so sorry you had to lose such a great Uncle like Dave. May he rest in piece with all the other greats up in heaven. Jam on Dave and may your music always live in all of us.

  16. David J Winchell on September 20, 2019 at 3:03 am

    Sorry ………where is the edit button. So many mistakes above sorry Doug

    • Ken grahm on September 20, 2019 at 5:49 am

      Dave touched a lot of families and a lot families are feeling it right now. But some solace in this touching, is that when dave met a stranger, he would typically make friends and something of that person would get enscribed in his heart. When it was a family member it was usually more sismic in nature. Dave didn’t say it but there was some nextlevelshit going on inside Dave when it came to do with giving of himself. That early on purity of it, gave hanging tight with dave an almost spiritual vibe about it, atleast for a minute or two. It was special to be close with dave cause you felt like a kindled spirt that was gonna be a part of something greater that ourselves. And it was beautiful. Like maybe we were going to put together a party and was going to be epic, lol. Dave made us all feel like brothers to him and to each other. I’ll ramble on at a later time. We’re all thinking of you and all those inscriptions you’ve written in your heart filled with little gems you found in everyone who calls you my brother. Love and miss

  17. Colleen DeLine on September 20, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Dave……. that smile, that laugh, that charm, that great sense of humor. And oh the MUSIC!!! He DJ’d my wedding 25 years ago October 8th and we had such an amazing time! Been to many a parties, racing at The Glen and too many others to list. The earth lost a great soul in Dave and hopefully he will still be wandering around here in spirit guiding people through life. My deepest condolences to the whole family. My heart is with you all. Peace. 💜

  18. Bev Campbell on September 20, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    RIP Dave you will be truely missed. You were a sweet man and my thoughts & prayers go out to your whole family. There will never be another man like you.

  19. Michael Sabey on September 21, 2019 at 12:04 am

    RIP Dave and condolences to your family.

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