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Samuel Wolfe

1924 - 2016 Notice Condolences
Samuel Wolfe Notice

Samuel Allen Wolfe, 91, of Sykesville, MD, and formerly of Ellicott City, passed away peacefully on July 21. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, June Bates Wolfe. His four children, Marsha Fall of Hilton Head, SC; Samuel Allen Wolfe, Jr. (Tami) of Kingston, TN; Mindy Wolfe of Odenton, MD; Robert Wolfe of Granite, MD; six grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren survive him. Sam was born in Warren, PA, September 20, 1924, to Pearl Allen and LaVern Wolfe and spent most of his youth in Erie, PA. A member of the Greatest Generation, Sam joined the Marine Corps at 18 and served as a crew chief on a B-25 Bomber in the Central Pacific for the duration of World War II. He married June in 1946 and went on to become an Electrical Engineer. He spent the entirety of his career with the General Electric Company in Erie, PA, Louisville, KY, and Columbia, MD. In 1963 Sam was presented with the Ralph J. Cordiner award for his innovations in automatic test equipment. In Columbia at Appliance Park East, he managed the Major Appliance Laboratories and later held other positions in range manufacturing relating to product quality. Sam was an avid sailor. He and June spent more than 20 years sailing the Chesapeake Bay on their beloved sailboat SeaSaw. Model railroading was another hobby that brought him great pleasure and many friends. Sam was admired, both professionally and personally, for his strong leadership skills, his keen intellect, and his high ethical standards. He was a faithful friend, a loving husband, and a devoted father. He often referred to himself as "the kid who came from nowhere." His children, however, will remember him as the man who could do anything. He set high standards for those who have followed him. He will be sorely missed and remembered with love. A memorial service in celebration of Sam's life will be held September 24th at 1:00 pm at Witzke's Funeral Home, 4112 Old Columbia Pike in Ellicott City.
Published in Baltimore Sun on Aug. 19, 2016
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