Born and raised in Irondequoit, NY, Ed completed his education at the University of Rochester, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Sociology. After graduating college, Ed proudly served his country for 22 years with the US Air Force, before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He then continued working as an Industrial Security Officer for 16 years for the Department of Defense in Syracuse.
Ed married his high school sweetheart, Natalie J. Folts, and they shared 66 years of marriage together. Ed was a loving husband and father. He was a dependable friend, had a passion for boating, and was an avid reader. Ed dedicated much of his spare time to his community. He was a member and volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America, acting as Cub Master and on the Chairman Pack Committee. Ed was also a member of the Syracuse Sail & Power Squadron, and was proud to serve as the commander of District 6 in 1999. Ed was a devoted congregant at the United Church of Christ in Bayberry.
Surviving to cherish his memory are his brother Roger (Barbara) Folts of Palm City, FL, three daughters, Christine (Fred) Smith of Salem, MA, Karen Stevens of Juno Beach, Fl, Allison (Stephen) Squires of Murphy, NC, his son, Scott (Jennifer) Folts of Liverpool, 11 grandchildren and one great- grandchild.
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