Flagler Beach, Florida
Monday, June 15, 2015

WOLFE, Joseph

Joseph Richard Wolfe (Joe) peacefully entered the Kingdom of Our Lord on June 7 in Palm Coast, Florida at the age of 90.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Marilyn of 66 years; daughter Teresa Hinton of Key Largo, Florida; and daughters Jeane (Vincent) Stigliano and Linda (Robert) Jaeger of Palm Coast, Florida. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren: Robin Jaeger, Christopher (Pamela) Jaeger, Joseph Stigliano, Robert Stigliano, and Stephen Taggart; 3 great-grandchildren: Renee, Katelyn and Reid Jaeger and by numerous nieces and nephews.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Joe was predeceased by his parents John and Anna Wolfe, and by his older brothers Harold and Francis (Bud). After graduating from Brooklyn Technical HS, he served in the Navy as an Electronic Technician’s Mate during WWII.

Upon discharge from the Navy, he was employed by the New York Telephone Company as an installer. When he retired after almost 40 years, he had risen to the positions of sales manager and instructor. Joe and Marilyn raised their family on Long Island, New York, retired to Key Largo, and in 2002 relocated to Palm Coast. No matter his age, Joe always let it be known that no meal was complete without dessert.

Joe was a caring, generous man who embraced his role as brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle. His greatest joy was seeing his family together. He enjoyed playing cards with friends and family and even adapted to playing hearts on the computer. The bowling leagues associated with work and the local parish benefitted from his skill. While in Rocky Point and later in Key Largo, Joe was a Eucharistic Minister at the local Catholic Church, and in Key Largo, an officer in the Men’s Club. Always a devout Catholic, Joe’s spirit was lifted and his faith enhanced when he and Marilyn made a pilgrimage to Medjugorje. His presence will be missed and he will be in our hearts until we meet again.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Palm Coast on Thursday, July 9. Prior to Mass, the Memorial Room will be open from 10 – 11 AM. A reception in the Church Hall will take place following the internment in the Columbarium at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to McAuley Ministries or Canine Companions for Independence.