Harry E. “Hap” Wolfe
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Friday, 05 February 2010

Harry E. “Hap” Wolfe, 89, of 525 Center Street, St. Marys, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 at his home. 

He was born Sept. 23, 1920 in Clarion, son of the late George Thomas and Margaret Alice Carson Wolfe. He had been a resident of St. Marys since 1950. He was a graduate of Clarion High School, Class of 1938 and a graduate of Clarion State Teachers College, Class of 1942. He had taught at East Brady School District for two years prior to teaching at St. Marys Public High School where he retired after over 30 years.

On Aug. 10, 1950 in Erie he married Elva J. Cotter who preceded him in death on March 18, 1994.

He is survived by a daughter, Diane and her husband Dr. Alvin Beitz of Blain, MN; a sister, Catherine Kehoe of Shippenville; eight grandchildren, Jennifer (Mrs. Andy) Nitz, Scott Beitz and his wife Kelley, Mark Beitz and his wife Tami, Julie Beitz, Eric Beitz, Keith Beitz, Kayla Beitz, Luke Beitz; and five great grandchildren, Cody Nitz, Katie Beitz, Samantha “Sami” Beitz, Brayden Beitz, and Noah Beitz.

Besides his parents and wife he was preceded in death by nine siblings, Mabel McFeely, Edna Moore, Albert Wolfe, Harold Wolfe, Geraldine Silberman, William Wolfe, Gertrude Preston, Glenn Wolfe, and George Wolfe, Jr.; and two grandchildren, Stacey and Alexa Beitz.

He was a member of the BPOE Elks, was a veteran of W.W. II having served in the Air Force, was a member of the American Legion for over 60 years, and was chairman of the Western PA Section of the American Legion Essay Program. He had coached football, basketball, was a former referee, and ran the clock at football games for many years.

Funeral services will be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Scott Wiest officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday morning from 10 to 11 a.m.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Legion Essay Scholarship Fund, 168 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857.