George Wolfe Obituary, Death – Herbert George Wolfe, 91, of Freeport, Pa., the late Jeanne Carol Fuhrman Wolfe’s devoted husband, died on Monday, May 8, 2017, at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, VA, after a brief period of poor health. He was born in Natrona, Pa., on November 1, 1925, the son of the late Robert H. and Elizabeth D. (Rettig) Wolfe. He graduated from Har-Brack High School in the ninth grade and went to work at Penn Salt. Herb was a dedicated veteran of the United States Navy, having served his nation as a Gunners Mate 3rd class on the USS Dobbin during WWII, and was often telling those who knew him, “Join the Navy, you can’t go wrong.”
Following the war, he worked at Union Spring and Manufacturing Company in New Kensington until the facility closed in 1988, at which point he tossed his work boots over the power lines and waved farewell. Herb met his wife at Girardi’s grocery store in Freeport, Pa., in 1958; they fell in love and married in 1959. The Wolfe Pack arrived, a group of seven youngsters, the last two of whom were “the twins.” They even made the front page of the newspaper with the headline “7 Come 11.” Herb is survived by his seven sons, Charles R. (Patricia) Wolfe, George H. (Jackie) Wolfe, Kevin P. (Terri) Wolfe, Steven J. (Nadine) Wolfe, Shawn M. (Pam) Wolfe, Kurt A. (Dena) Wolfe, and Keith F. (Debbie) Wolfe; “Pap” to fifteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; and Uncle Herbie to numerous nieces and nephews.
Herb was predeceased by one brother, Charles S. Wolfe; one sister, Viola M. (Wolfe) Pugliese; and two grandchildren, Kevin Tyler Wolfe and Troy Michael Wolfe, in addition to his loving wife and parents. Herb, Dad, Pap, and friend to many, led a full life. Well, he had some regrets, but they were too few to list. He did what he needed to do to raise his family, and he did it without fail. He loved, laughed, and cried, but those emotions would fade over time. He told them how he genuinely felt, and then he faced the ultimate curtain. To think that Dad accomplished all of that, and we don’t say that lightly, but we all find it humorous that Herbie did it his way.
Relatives and friends will be received at REDMOND FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 High St. in Freeport, from 2-4pm and 7 to 9pm on Friday, May 12, 2017. Everyone is invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial at St. Mary Mother of God Church in Freeport on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10 a.m., officiated by Father Ronald Maquinana. St. Mary’s Cemetery in Freeport will be used for burial.