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Robert E. “Bob” Wolfe

February 13, 1952 - July 1, 2018


Robert E. “Bob” Wolfe, age 66, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 1, 2018.

Born in Danville, PA on February 13, 1952, he was a son of the late Frank and Phyllis (Smith) Wolfe. Bob graduated from Penn State University in 1974 with a business degree in logistics. Following graduation he briefly worked for Boy Scouts of America. Bob dedicated over 20 years in the trucking industry as a terminal manager.

An avid outdoorsman, Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing and crabbing with his sons. Bob loved sports, especially tailgaiting and cheering on his beloved alma-mater Penn State Nittany Lions football team. In his leisure time, Bob played and coached his sons in baseball and basketball. He was a former member of Asbury U.M. Church in New Castle and a current member of St. Paul’s U.M Church in Wilmington.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Deborah (Switzer) Wolfe; sons, Jamie Wolfe (Wendy) of Kinzers, PA and Thad Wolfe (Meghna) of Wilmington, DE; brother, John Wolfe (Heidi) of Port Royal, PA; grandchildren, Chloe and Carter Wolfe; and nephews and nieces, Ben, Justin, Bobby, Travis, Kim and Angie.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 10 am on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at St. Paul’s U.M. Church, 1314 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 10 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

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19 Guestbook messages for Robert E. “Bob” Wolfe

  • My sincere condolences to the entire family. Bob was a great guy to know. Always had a smile and a great listener. I know he will be missed. I miss him and his wife, Debbie.

  • Debbie and family please know you have Carl and my sympathy in the passing of Bob. Hold tight to your good memories!! God be with you always.

  • Debbie, Dave and I are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Our sincere sympathy to you and your family. We’ll keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Debbie: I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

  • Bob was class mate at Juniata Joint. He had a personality that outshined. I hadn’t been to the last class reunion. He was kind to call and think of me afterwards. At the time my husband BJ was dealing with his battle with cancer. He passed away 18 months ago. We shared our life stories and many great school memories. He was a great guy . I’m truly sorry for your loss. God bless

  • Debbie, Jamie and Thad, we are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We were your neighbors in Beaver Brook years ago and have fond memories of that time. We are thinking of you now.

  • My heart breaks to hear of Bob’s passing. Sending prayers and love to Debbie and family. We have good memories of times in Beaver Brook with our young families. He was quite a guy! Much love, Kris and Glenn

  • Dear Debbie and family. So very sorry to here of Bobs passing. He was a great guy and fellow class mate from the class of 70. Always had time for others and a friend to everyone. He will be missed by everyone who knew him but we have to know he is a better place where there is no sickness or pain. We must put our faith in Christ that we will see him again in heaven. Prayers for you and your family.

  • Debbie and family. Our prayers are with all of you with the loss of a very kind and generous man. We have many fond memories of all of you and some very good times shared with your family many years ago. Michael, Cathie Filipkowski and family.

  • Thinking of your family in this time of loss. We offer our deepest sympathy. Praying for you all.

  • Dear Debbie & Family
    Words cannot express my sincere sympathy. As a classmate at JHS we shared several classes. Bob & I are the last page of our yearbook – walking out the door.
    Hold on to the happy memories – the video touched on just a small fraction,

  • Dear Debbie, Jamie and Thad,

    Please accept our sincere sympathy and know we are thinking of all of you.
    We have many good memories of Llangollen Estates and all of you. May all your good
    memories of Bob fill your hearts with love and joy during this difficult time.
    Jim, Debbi Cammock and family

  • I love you, Debbie. Thank you for being my friend. I’m sorry about Bob, and I apologize for not staying in touch with you two. You’ve been in my thoughts and prayers so very much since I’ve heard.

  • Deb..sorry to here about Bob’s passing ..Vini and my thoughts and prayers are with you…sorry we never ran into each other after graduation…..Hang in there

  • I’m so sorry for your loss Debbie. Don and I send prayers and love to you and your sons.

  • Dear Deb: Our deepest sympathy and love to you and your family on the loss of your Bob. We are praying for you and your family during this difficult time. May our Lord bring you comfort in your time of pain and grieving.
    God Bless You All,
    Harry and Jen Heikes

  • Leslie,
    How so nice to hear from you!! You touched my heart. At a very difficult time. I always thought so much of you and your dear Mother.
    Thank you so very, very much Leslie.
    Fondly,
    Debbie

  • Deb ,Sorry to hear of Bob’s passing.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your sons. Bob was a good guy, always willing to help when asked. Jay Copenhaver JHS 70

  • Dear Debbie and family,
    We are so very sorry to learn of Bob’s death. It is clear to us that his life was richly blessed by having you as his wife and best friend, as well as by the two beautiful sons that you raised together (and their families). Know that in this time of grief, you are not alone. We are keeping you and yours in our prayers and thoughts. May God grant you peace and hope and love.

    Peace and love,
    Mary-beth and Rick