Charles Richard “Dick” Wolfe, who was born on December 10, 1937, in Virginia to the late Harold Wolfe and Esther Brumage Wolfe, passed away on December 12, 2012, surrounded by his family.
Dick grew up in Clarksburg, WV, where he met and married his wife, Linda Spelsberg Wolfe. They started their family and eventually relocated to Newark, DE. Dick worked at Westvaco until a motorcycle accident 35 years ago resulting in brain trauma forced him to retire. The medical community said he would not walk, but he lived by the old adage “never say never.” Not only did he walk, he drove and overcame many obstacles with hard work and determination. Together with his cohort, Linda, they installed exterior siding and made many interior repairs to their home. They took their dog for walks in the countryside and enjoyed life with friends and family in many activities. He always appreciated humor; the Far Side comics and Benny Hill were favorites. He had a dry wit and was fond of practical jokes and pranks. He loved Grand Prix racing, old cars, motorcycles, football, basketball, friends and family (not necessarily in that order). Before his accident he could repair, replace, or create almost anything that was broken or needed.
He will be missed by his wife of 56 years, Linda; his son, Greg Wolfe (service in the Coast Guard for 22 years); his daughter, Vicki Wolfe-Tumas; his two granddaughters, Hayley Tumas and Austin Tumas; and his aunt, Violet Wilson of Arizona and her children.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 525 Polly Drummond Hill Road, Newark, DE 19711.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Dick’s memory be made to the American Red Cross, 100 W. 10th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801; the Ebenezer U.M. Church Charity Fund at the address above; or to charity of the donor’s choice.