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Friday April 12th, 2019
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Richard Folger

ORLANDO, FL– Richard A. Folger “Doc”, 66, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Orlando Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

Born on October 8, 1952 in Lansingburgh, he was the son of the late Ralph E. Folger, Sr. and Jean House Folger.

Raised and educated in Troy, he was a graduate of Lansingburgh High School, Hudson Valley Community College and SUNY Albany.  Richard was a program supervisor for the Children’s Home Society of Florida, retiring in January of this year.  Richard had an amazing sense of fun and was a loyal friend, and the world is a much richer place because of his life among us. Richard was born with red hair because God knew he needed a warning label, his profound generosity and exuberance for life will be missed by all who knew him.  Richard loved to travel and meet new friends. He loved animals, especially dogs, elephants and apes.

Richard is survived by his three brothers Ralph (Vicki) Folger of Slingerlands, Robert (Roseanne) Folger of West Sand Lake, Rahn (Bonnie) Folger of Orlando, FL, his sister Robin (David) LaBrake of Brunswick and his beloved nieces and nephews, Jeannette Folger Beebe, Reynold Folger, Misty LaBrake Blair, Lucretia LaBrake Wilkinson, Tara Rumpler, Amy Folger, Justina Folger Martinez, Danielle Folger and Rahn Folger, Jr., his great nieces and nephews Justin Folger, Robert Beebe, Tyler and Evelyn Rumpler, Austin LaBrake, Mia and Jase Wilkinson Kennedi Wilkinson, Manuel Martinez, Savannah Blair, Vivianna and Gino Martinez, Kendahlynn Jimenez, Autumn and Jayce Jimenez,  Richard’s Florida family, his soul mate Susann Prochnow and their dog, Jack, Jean Prochnow, Clint, Julie, Amelia, Jonas and Lydia Van Winkle and Peter, Beth and Natalie Prochnow.

In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by his sister Sandra Folger.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday April 13, 2019 at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh, with Rev. E. Allen Siebold officiating.

Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Troy.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations in Richard’s memory may be made to the Children’s Home Society of Florida at http://chsfl.org/donate.

Please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com.

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john P terry Apr 12 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Folger

John P Terry Apr 12 2019 12:00 AM

I will miss you making me laugh the most. It was one of your greatest gifts to us all. The way you made us laugh! May you rest in peace and continue to look over us. I will miss you dearly. Love you Richard, Nadia (CHS)

Nadiuska Vazquez Apr 12 2019 12:00 AM

I will miss you making me laugh the most. It was one of your greatest gifts to us all. The way you made us laugh! May you rest in peace and continue to look over us. I will miss you dearly. Love you Richard, Nadia (CHS)

Apr 12 2019 12:00 AM

With love and prayers, The Children's Home Society of Florida, Orange, Osceola and Seminole County Targeted Case Management Program and Wrap Around

Apr 11 2019 12:00 AM

I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Doc's passing. I find it difficult to express how much we will all miss him. I will remember him in many ways with a smile. Such a great sense of humor. I will forever recall all the fun and good times we shared for many years and our friendship will never be forgotten.Doc - I will honor you and the memories you left behind. RIP my friend.My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.

Jackie Goyer Apr 11 2019 12:00 AM

Richard and I were from the same neighborhood and went to Haskell, Knickerbocker Jr. High and graduated Lansingburgh High School together in 1970.After that Idid not see Richard until our 40th class reunion in 2010 and become facebook pals. It was great reconnecting with him after all these years and watching his excitement when his retirement clock counted down to that special moment he waited so long for. I am only sorry that he had such a short time to enjoy it but it sounds to me that he lived every moment of his short lifeto the fullest and made great friends along the way. My sincere condolences go out to his family and friends. R.I.P. Richard.

Susan Levine (Holland) Apr 11 2019 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with Docs family today. I'm so very sorry for you loss ..He was a great, fun loving guy and will be missed by many. RIP Richard ,old friend..gone way to soon..never forgotten..

Paul Mazzariello Apr 10 2019 12:00 AM

Thanks for being a brother to me growing up! You were my family....teaching me to drive a stick ..sharing many Folger family meals. Thanks for all the facebook messages over the years Richard! The smiles I had when I read them will always be remembered. Love and condolences to my little sis Robin and the rest of the Folger family.

Mary Ann Apr 10 2019 12:00 AM

Our hearts are broken with the loss of an incredible person who gave us wonderful memories and many laughs. We will remember you always. --Nikaury, Frank, Adrian and Samantha

Apr 10 2019 12:00 AM

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