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Elmer C. Wolfe, Jr.
September 24, 1925 - July 3, 2013
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Elmer C. Wolfe, Jr.
September 24, 1925 - July 3, 2013

   Elmer C. Wolfe, Jr, age 87, passed away July 3, 2013. Elmer attended Lottie Grunsky elementary School and Stockton High School. He served his country in World War II, serving in the U.S. Army’s 70th Infantry Division in France. After the war, he returned to home to Stockton then began hauling lumber for logging companies in Northern California. Several years later he returned to Stockton where he met, fell in love with, and married Dena Mitchell.
   Elmer worked as a truck driver for several companies as well as being a part-time farmer, growing alfalfa hay and almonds. He had a passion for life, and loved to take his family and friends camping on the coast and in the mountains, and fishing. In his later years, he enjoyed having breakfast with his friends and family at Cafe Azteca on Saturday mornings and playing bocce every Wednesday with friend at the Italian American Athletic Club.
   He was a member of many organizations, including the American Legion Karl Ross Post NO. 16, the 1051, the Silver Tigers, Seniors in Retirement, The Native Sons of the Golden West Parlor No. 7, the Italian Athletic Club, and St. Basil’s Greek Orthodox Church.
  He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer C. Wolfe Sr. and Mary Furno Wolfe. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dena Wolfe, children, Mari Noack of Stockton, Elmer C. “Buddy” (Beth) Wolfe, III, of Kennesaw, Ga, and Gary (Tess) Wolfe of Garden Ridge, TX. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Kenny Noack, Breatt Noack, Bruce Wolfe, Brianna Wolfe, Matthew Wolfe, and TIffany Wolfe. Elmer will be missed dearly by his family and the many friends he leaves behind.
   Visitation will be held at Chapel of the Palms Mortuary, 303 South California Street, Stockton, from 1-4pm, on Tuesday, July 9th. Trisagion (Memorial Service) will be held at St. Basil’s Greek Orthodox Church, 920 W. March Lane, Stockton, Tuesday July 9, at 6pm. Funeral services will be held at St. Basil’s on Wednesday, July 10, at 10am, with burial at Stockton Rural Cemetery. A light lunch in honor of Elmer will be held at St. Basil’s after the burial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Basil’s Memorial Fund

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday July 6, 2013