Joy V. Wolf, 77, of the Emery Towers, 2 South Ave., Bradford, passed away Friday (June 1, 2012) at her residence.
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Born Feb. 27, 1935, in Buffalo, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Jacob Abraham and Edna Mulley Wolf.
Ms. Wolf graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1958 with a bachelor of arts degree in English and education and furthered her education in Chicago, earning a master's degree in Christian education from the McCormick Theological Seminary in 1960. In 1974, she received certification in psychotherapy from the Northeastern University in DeKalb, Ill., and the Forest Psychiatric Hospital in Des Plaines, Ill., where she worked with adolescents and also in psychiatric intensive care. In 1979, she graduated from St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Ill. She worked in medical-surgical and psychiatric nursing in St. Francis Hospital and the Highland Park Hospital, both in Evanston, and also in Bradford and Erie hospitals, retiring in 1994.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Northbrook, Ill., where she served as director of Christian education. She was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bradford, where she served as a Deacon. She was never happier than when she was puttering about the church's kitchen.
She loved travel, mountaineering and Asian cultures. She developed a keen interest in Oriental cuisine and her home was often filled with the aromas of Oriental fare. Having studied voice in her early years, she enjoyed singing in church choirs and choral groups. She was a voracious reader of fiction and biography and loved all dogs, large and small.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, June 10 in the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. W. LeRoy Beckes, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Willow Dale Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the First Presbyterian Church; or a
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from June 4 to June 11, 2012