Rev. Henry Titus Folsom II
June 18, 1927 – May 8, 2018
The Reverend Henry Titus Folsom of Randolph, New Hampshire and Guilford, Connecticut passed away on May 8, 2018 at the age of 91.
Henry was born in Llewellyn Park, New Jersey to Henry Lloyd Folsom and Anna Richards Folsom. He attended the Taft School and graduated from Newark Academy and Yale University. Following his service as President of the Folsom Arms Company, Henry attended Berkley Divinity School (now Yale Divinity), being ordained in 1957. He served as Rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Washington, New Jersey, Christ Church in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, and Grace Episcopal Church, Old Saybrook, Connecticut. He retired from Grace Church in 1987, and went on to serve in various parishes in New Hampshire, in his beloved White Mountains. Henry was an avid rock and mountain climber. He travelled extensively, including Europe, Israel and the Caribbean, and was particularly fond of Africa, authoring a book about his adventures in the bush. However, his heart was always most content in Randolph.
Henry is survived by his wife of 24 years, Clare, sons Henry (Kris) and Randy (Cindy), daughter Virginia Umiker (Richard), step sons Sandy Cook (Natalie) and David Cook (Blythe), thirteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-five years, Phyllis Peek Folsom.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 19th at 11:30 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 336 Main Street, Old Saybrook, Connecticut, with a reception following. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Swan Funeral Home, 825 Boston Post Road, Madison, Connecticut. Internment will take place in Randolph, New Hampshire in August.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Henry’s name to Grace Episcopal Church, Old Saybrook, Connecticut, Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster, New Hampshire, or the Randolph Mountain Club, PO Box 279, Gorham, New Hampshire, 03581.
His family is greatly comforted by the knowledge that Henry’s life and ministry for Jesus Christ impacted many, and blessed by the testimonies that have been shared with them.
- Memorial Service Saturday, May 19, 2018