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Samuel Folsom

AGE: 89 • Rehoboth Beach

Samuel R. Folsom age 89, of Rehoboth Beach, DE (formerly Wilmington, DE) passed away peacefully Sunday, July 31st at Beebe Hospital surrounded by his family.

Born in Wilmington, DE, Mr. Folsom was the son of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Jones) Folsom. During World War II, he served his country in the United States Coast Guard. His service was aboard a Troop Landing Craft, LCI (L) 87 and 326 in the Pacific arena.

He worked for the Internal Revenue Service in various examination functions, audit and management positions. His IRS career started in Wilmington, and later ended with assignments in Philadelphia and Washington, DC. Mr. Folsom retired from the IRS in 1982. He worked for several private companies before joining the IRS.

He wanted to be remembered as an imperfect man who loved his God and appreciated his guidance. His family remembers him for his kindness and generosity to anyone who crossed his path.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Lois (Bromley) Folsom by two daughters, Sharon Susann Bernstein, and her husband Jeffrey of Laurel, MD and Debra Lynn Folsom, and her significant other John Thompson of Rehoboth Beach, DE; two sons, Steven Allen Folsom and his wife Grace, Glenn Mark Folsom and his significant other Rhonda Cohen of Wilmington, DE; 4 grandchildren Christopher Folsom and his significant other Katie, Kelly Cook and her husband Robert, Kristen Smith and her husband Robbie and Elizabeth Bernstein; 6 great grandchildren Taylor Folsom, Spencer Raymond Folsom, Emmitt Cook, Samantha Cook, Kayla Smith and Blaine Smith.

Mr. Folsom's family will have a memorial celebration in Rehoboth Beach, DE in September.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to .
Published in The News Journal on Aug. 7, 2016
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