Tevey Phillip Woolfe

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    - Andy and Lynn Kleinberg
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    - Bill Hernandez
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WOOLFE, TEVEY PHILLIP passed away at age 85. Tevey came from a pioneer Miami Beach family which settled there in the 1920's. He was the son of A. Earnest (Ernie) and Betty Miller Woolfe. His grandparents were Louis and Minnie Miller of Miami Beach and Rachel and Jacob Woolfe of Calgary, Canada. Tevey attended Miami Beach schools and was a graduate of Riverside Military Academy. He attended the University of Miami where he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau. At the outset of the Korean War, Tevey enlisted in the Air Force. While stationed in Britain he met and married his lovely wife Joyce, bringing her back to Miami where they raised a family of four children and lived together for 59 years. In the 1950's Tevey became a member of the Miami Beach Police Department and served with distinction for over 34 years, receiving many commendations and awards for his public service. When he patrolled Lincoln Road and later, when he became the police liaison to the public schools, he was known as someone who would go out of his way to be helpful to people of all walks of life and ages. As "Officer Friendly" of the MBPD he visited the Beach schools and oriented children and their parents to the positive and helpful role policemen could play in their lives, important particularly to immigrant families coming from countries where police were feared. He learned Spanish to be more effective at this. In his last years with the MBPD he was the much loved supervisor of the City's school crossing guards. Like his father before him Tevey was artistic and musical and his favorite pastimes were painting landscapes and listening to music. He was a devoted husband and father who delighted in his children and grandchildren and will be greatly missed by those who survive him including his beloved wife Joyce and children Susan (Philip), James (Jacqueline), Diane (John) and Alan (Yukiko). He also leaves behind loving grandchildren John Houston, Douglas, Joseph, JoAnne, Bradley, Brian and Winston, dear nieces and nephews and a close cousin, John Leslie, who has been a special comfort to him and the family during his illness. His sisters Diane Camber (Isaac) and Rachael Laskin (Melvin) cherish all their happy times with him and will always remember him as their beloved big brother. Contributions may be made in Tevey's memory to the Miami Beach PAL, 999-11th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139, (305) 531-5636 ext.24, www.beachpal.org A Memorial Service will be held on May 3rd at 11:00 am at the Palace Suites-Kendall, 11377 S.W. 84th Street, Miami, 33173. Arrangements by Blasberg-Rubin-Zilbert (305) 538-6371

Published in Miami Herald on Apr. 27, 2014
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