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Samuel E. Wolfe

York, Pennsylvania

April 25, 1933 - March 22, 2024

Samuel E. Wolfe Obituary

Late Friday, March 22, 2024, Samuel E. Wolfe’s year-long prayer was answered…to finally spend eternity with his wife of 69 years, the late Beverly (Campbell) Wolfe.


Sam was Dad, Pop-Pops, Uncle Sam and was born in Hollidaysburg on April 25, 1933, to the late Eugene S. and Anna C. Wolfe. He proudly served in the Army as a helicopter mechanic during the Korean War, and there his love of aviation began. After honorable discharge, he moved his family to York for more opportunities and where he obtained his private pilot’s license, enjoying many cross-country trips visiting family and friends. Not one to sit behind a desk, he continued a career of travel for most of his employers as a field service mechanic and/or inspector - toolbox by his side -and loved to share his experiences about the friends he made wherever he ventured.


Travel was still in his blood after his retirement from Svedala Industries, and he and Beverly spent the remaining retirement years traveling – cruises, train trips, many excursions throughout the United States, Canada and Bermuda. He especially loved the beauty of Skyline Drive and Canada, where the wildlife seemed to know when he had the camera ready and would strike a pose.


When they weren’t on the road, Dad enjoyed helping family and friends whenever help was needed. He had a talent and passion for designing and crafting many cherished woodworking projects for his family.


Dad is survived by his daughter, Ann Wolfe-Moore and son, Steven (Michelle) Wolfe of York. He is Pop-Pops to his grandchildren: Erica (Travis) Riley, Jessica (Zeke) Ottemiller, David (Kate) Wolfe and the late Matthew Moore, as well as to great grandchildren Callie, Thea, Charlotte, Audrey, Winslow and Zuza. Also missing him are his brothers Robert (Meredith) Wolfe, Richard (Rae) Wolfe and sister, Cindy A. Stewart, many nieces and nephews and memories of his sister E. Joanne Long.


Dad had a dry, witty sense of humor, a generous, humble spirit and when anyone asked how he was, his answer was consistently, “Sick in bed” ...with a huge smile. Unfortunately, that stopped over the past year as his condition weakened, and we pray that Dad, you are now “Sick in bed” again and will be forever.


We are so very grateful for the loving, compassionate caregivers who watched over Dad during his residence at SpiriTrust Lutheran Village at Sprenkle Drive and during his final days at Amoroso Wellness. The angels from Grane Hospice were true gifts to him and our family, as well.


He graciously chose to donate his body to Humanity Gifts for scientific studies, and upon completion his ashes will be interred with military honors at the Arlington National Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either of his supported causes: Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org or St Jude’s Hospital, www.stjudes.org.


Arrangements by the Etzweiler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 1111 E. Market St., York, PA 17403.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Samuel E. Wolfe hosted by Etzweiler Funeral Home.

Late Friday, March 22, 2024, Samuel E. Wolfe’s year-long prayer was answered…to finally spend eternity with his wife of 69 years, the late Beverly (Campbell) Wolfe.


Sam was Dad, Pop-Pops, Uncle Sam and was born in Hollidaysburg on April 25, 1933, to the late Eugene S. and Anna C. Wolfe. He proudly served in the Army as a helicopter mechanic during the Korean War, and there his love of aviation began. After honorable discharge, he moved his family to York for more opportunities and where he obtained his private pilot’s license, enjoying many cross-country trips visiting family and friends. Not one to sit behind a desk, he continued a career of travel for most of his employers as a field service mechanic and/or inspector - toolbox by his side -and loved to share his experiences about the friends he made wherever he ventured.


Travel was still in his blood after his retirement from Svedala Industries, and he and Beverly spent the remaining retirement years traveling – cruises, train trips, many excursions throughout the United States, Canada and Bermuda. He especially loved the beauty of Skyline Drive and Canada, where the wildlife seemed to know when he had the camera ready and would strike a pose.


When they weren’t on the road, Dad enjoyed helping family and friends whenever help was needed. He had a talent and passion for designing and crafting many cherished woodworking projects for his family.


Dad is survived by his daughter, Ann Wolfe-Moore and son, Steven (Michelle) Wolfe of York. He is Pop-Pops to his grandchildren: Erica (Travis) Riley, Jessica (Zeke) Ottemiller, David (Kate) Wolfe and the late Matthew Moore, as well as to great grandchildren Callie, Thea, Charlotte, Audrey, Winslow and Zuza. Also missing him are his brothers Robert (Meredith) Wolfe, Richard (Rae) Wolfe and sister, Cindy A. Stewart, many nieces and nephews and memories of his sister E. Joanne Long.


Dad had a dry, witty sense of humor, a generous, humble spirit and when anyone asked how he was, his answer was consistently, “Sick in bed” ...with a huge smile. Unfortunately, that stopped over the past year as his condition weakened, and we pray that Dad, you are now “Sick in bed” again and will be forever.


We are so very grateful for the loving, compassionate caregivers who watched over Dad during his residence at SpiriTrust Lutheran Village at Sprenkle Drive and during his final days at Amoroso Wellness. The angels from Grane Hospice were true gifts to him and our family, as well.


He graciously chose to donate his body to Humanity Gifts for scientific studies, and upon completion his ashes will be interred with military honors at the Arlington National Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either of his supported causes: Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org or St Jude’s Hospital, www.stjudes.org.


Arrangements by the Etzweiler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 1111 E. Market St., York, PA 17403.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Samuel E. Wolfe hosted by Etzweiler Funeral Home.

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