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Samuel L. Foulsham-UPDATEDecember 28, 1924 ~ January 30, 2013 (age 88)
MEMORIAL SERVICE ANNOUNCED - see below
Samuel L. Foulsham passed away suddenly at his Centerville, Delaware home on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. He was 88 years old. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, he was the son of the late Samuel T. Foulsham and the late Esther Swenson Foulsham.
Sam was a 1952 graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon) with a degree in Architecture. In his professional career, he was employed by Albert Kruse, Whiteside Moeckel & Carbonell and Homsey Architects in Wilmington. Sam retired in 1987.
A skilled artist and painter, Sam had a gift for producing renderings and elevations of architectural drawings. In addition, he was a lifelong horticulturalist, volunteering for years at the Delaware Center for Horticulture. Sam's property was filled with numerous species of Japanese Maples, Boxwoods, and Hollys. After his family, his greatest joy came from spending time outdoors among nature. Sam had a special passion for Orchids and was successful in maintaining and cultivating many varieties.
Sam was an avid baseball enthusiast, playing center field on the Winterthur baseball team in the 1940’s. He was an accomplished figure skater as well. Sam proudly served our country in the US Army during World War II.
Sam will be remembered as kind and patient, with a generous and serving spirit. He was a driver for FISH of Northern Delaware, and was an Usher at Christ Church Christiana Hundred, where he was a member since childhood.
He was the beloved husband of Margaret Smith Foulsham; father of Mark E. Foulsham of West Chester, Pennsylvania, Douglas B. Foulsham of Madison, New Jersey; grandfather of Grant Foulsham, Evan Foulsham, Ali Foulsham, Grace Foulsham, Curtis Foulsham and Blair Foulsham; brother of Elsie Matlock of Wilmington, Delaware.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions in Sam’s name to Winterthur, c/o Development, 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, Delaware 19735 -or- on line at www.winterthur.org.
A memorial service will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Christ Church Christiana Hundred, 505 East Buck Road in Greenville, Delaware.