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Earl Folsom (06/27/1928 - 06/20/2013)

Earl Folsom, became interested in aviation at a young age while living in the town of Trumbul, CT during world war II. He soloed and acquired his private pilot license by his eighteenth birthday and rebuilt a Fairchild PT23 in the late forties. He married the mother of his four children, Jane Taylor, in 1950 and worked as a tool and die maker for nearly forty years. He renewed his private pilots license in 1976 and purchased a Piper Cherokee 140 that he generously lent to several family members so they could attain their private pilots license. While traveling around new England to various airshows and visiting family and friends Earl was introduced to homebuilt airplanes and the EAA. He joined Chapter 130 of Danbury, Ct and started building a Monet Soneri. Earl eventually completed the Soneri, rebuilt a Stinson 108, and completed a Cassutt 3M. He served as the Chapter 130 president for several years and was active in the EAA for about twenty years. He is survived by his son Lawrence, and daughters Virginia, Jill and Charlotte and ten grand children.


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6/28/2013 8:45:38 PM
My Dad. I'm so proud to be your daughter.
Submitted by: Charlotte Folsom Clark
6/29/2013 7:26:00 AM
I was glad to have known Earl for the short time we had...he has a wonderful family, and I might add, a wonderful grandaughter in law to be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted by: judith crosby
6/30/2013 8:57:26 PM
The one thing I will definitely remember is his infectious smile and laughter . I am so proud to have know such a wonderful father husband and friend. I wish alot more fathers could be like him. I will truly miss him always .
Submitted by: Cheryl Schebell Fernandes
7/9/2013 7:46:43 AM
Earl was a model of what a father , husband, friend and brother should be. A real solid dependable and loyal guy. Few are as talented as he was. Everything he did he did well. His dedication and resoursefullness to his wife as she faded away with Alzheimer's was a testament to his loyalty to those he loved. He was an inspiration to me and will be sorely missed.
Submitted by: Alan Folsom