Allen Jack Wolfe

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Allen Jack Wolfe, 90, of Dallas and formerly of Kingston, passed away peacefully Monday, May 20, 2013, at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, Scranton.

He was born Nov. 24, 1922, in Kingston, a son of the late Charles and Jessie LaBar Wolfe. His father-in-law and mother-in-law, Neil and Anne McManus Sweeney, were also like parents to him.

A 1940 graduate of Kingston High School, he was a veteran of World War II, serving as a sergeant with the Army Air Corps' 294th Joint Assault Signal Company. He served under the command of Gen. George Patton and received the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with four bronze stars.

Mr. Wolfe retired from Kraft Foods Corp. as a vice president.

He enjoyed playing golf and watching the Boston Red Sox.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Eileen Sweeney; and his second wife, the former Lois Schaeffer. Also preceding him in death were brothers, Robert, Donald and Ted Wolfe; brothers-in-law, John Sweeney, Thomas Byle and Fred Bryant; and sisters-in-law, Mary Wolfe and Clarie Byle.

Surviving are his daughter, DiAnne E. Holtje, Dallas; stepsons, Jonathan Wolfe, New Mexico; Ian Howard Freeman, Florida; and Daniel Wolfe, New Mexico; granddaughters, Danielle Peschler, New York; and Dawn Posey, New Jersey; great-grandson, Hunter Wolfe Peschler; sister, Joan Bryant, New Jersey; sisters-in-law, Sally Sweeney, Washington; and Lorraine Wolfe, California; and nieces and nephews that will all miss him.

Private funeral services will be held, with interment in St. Ignatius Cemetery, Pringle.

Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 1120 G St. N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005.

Condolences may be sent to the family at
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E. Blake Collins Funeral Home
159 George Avenue
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705
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Published in Citizens' Voice on May 25, 2013
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