Benjamin “Ben” Lewis Flammey, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away on September 12, 2021. He was a devoted husband to Janet for 64 years, father to Bruce (Bobbi), Steven (Carolyn) and Gail (Ruben) whom he adored, and most proud of his three grandchildren, Lindsay (fiancé David), Rachel and Mitchell.
Born in New York City he attended James Madison High School, continued his education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York and was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. Ben graduated from college in 1957 and served as a Supply Officer on the USS Courtney, Newport, Rhode Island. After he completed his Naval career Ben was a corporate trainer in the Washington, DC area for over 45 years.
Ben’s favorite pastimes included cross country trips with his family, tennis and golf. He was a member of Westwood Country Club, Vienna, Virginia. He was an avid baseball fan and as a young man spent many afternoons at Ebbets Field cheering on his beloved Brooklyn Dodgers. When he moved to the Washington, DC area he adopted the local sports teams and continued his love of sports watching the “Washington Redskins” and Nationals. His happiest times were those spent with his family and friends and a close second was an afternoon on the golf course.
Graveside service with military honors will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 1:30 pm at Framingham Natick Jewish Cemetery, Fairview Ave. & Windsor Ave., Natick, MA.
Donations in his memory may be made to Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation National Headquarters, ATTN: Financial Operations, 733 Third Ave., Ste. 510, NY, NY 10017 or the Rabbi Daniel Liben Endowment Fund at Temple Israel of Natick, 145 Hartford St., Natick, MA 01760.