Ernest Wolfe, 91, of Dallas, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013, at The Meadows Nursing Center in Dallas.
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He was born in Scranton, a son of the late Ernest Daniel and Josephine Martin Wolfe. He graduated from Scranton Technical School in 1941.
Ernest worked for four years at Curtis Wright in New Jersey, then for 35 years as a machinist for Native Textiles in Dallas.
Known to most as Ernie, and to many as "Mr. Bones," he was happiest playing his bones for many different functions, including his great-grandchildren's music classes, in church, for the Irem String Band and as recently as March 12 for the enjoyment of all in his physical therapy sessions at the Meadows.
A licensed private pilot, he also enjoyed flying his son-in-law's Cessna 172, riding his motorcycle, water sports, attending his great-grandchildren's music performances, playing in his church hand bell choir, traveling and dancing with his wife, daughter and granddaughters.
He was a member of the Dallas United Methodist Church, the Harveys Lake Yacht Club, George M. Dallas Lodge 531, F&AM and the Shriners of the Irem Temple in Dallas, as part of the string band.
In addition to his parents, Ernie was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Nora Mae, and sister, Mildred.
He is survived by daughter, Nancy Campbell, and husband Dale, Dallas; granddaughters, Dawn Blom and husband George, Plains Township, and Dr. Dwin Campbell Doran and husband Dr. Thomas Doran, Dallas; and great-grandchildren, Amanda Blom, Matthew Blom, Thomas Ernest Doran and Erika Doran.
Funeral services will be held in the Dallas United Methodist Church on Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Wood officiating. Interment will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas. Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. preceding the funeral services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dallas United Methodist Church, 4 Parsonage St., Dallas, PA 18612.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 29040 Memorial Highway, Dallas.
Published in Times Leader on Apr. 3, 2013