Freeport, ME – C. Thomas Folkemer, 71, of Freeport passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, December 26, 2016 at his home. He was the husband of Rebecca (Schuette) Folkemer of Freeport.
He was born on June 9, 1945 in Baltimore, MD a son of the late Carl W. & Ruth A. (Morganthal) Folkemer. He was born and raised in Maryland, and graduated from Wittenberg University and Medical School in Maryland. In 1966 he was part of the first coed college choir to sing around the world. As my mother was also part of the choir, he always said it was the longest date.
As a youth and with his family he spent much time at his family’s beach house in Avalon, NJ, becoming a great body surfer.
He was an avid Orioles fan and Baltimore Colts fan and then a Ravens fans.
Being a doctor was his life, working 90 – 100 hours a week, never taking a day off or even a sick day. Even when he was a patient himself in the hospital, he continued his duties without missing a beat, even doing rounds in his wheelchair.
Since retiring from medicine, he spent countless hours with his grandchildren and also played Bridge five days a week after moving to Maine a few years ago.
Besides his wife Rebecca, he is survived by his four daughters Laura Empey and her husband Warren, Julie Zimmer and her husband Justin, Amy Starr and her husband Bill and Sarah Jacobs and a son Nathaniel Folkemer and his wife Lauren. He is also survived by his grandchildren Caroline, Spencer, Owen, Juliana, Eliza, Colter, Piper, Will, Kaiden, Cooper, Anderson and Camy, as well as two siblings Carol Nieberline and Jim Folkemer.
Relative and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday January 7, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 701 South Charles Street, Baltimore, MD. A second memorial service will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Emnaus Lutheran Church, 265 Middle Road, Falmouth, ME.
In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to Emnaus Lutheran Church, 265 Middle Road, Falmouth, ME 04105.