Richard S. "Dick" Wolfe
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PORT CLINTON: Richard S. Wolfe, 83, of Port Clinton, OH, passed away Wednesday, January 02, 2013 at H. B. Magruder Hospital, Port Clinton due to heart complications following a GI bleed repair.
Dick was born on August 07, 1929 in Woodville, OH, the son of Elmer Leroy and Cicle (Briggs) Wolfe. On July 23, 1949 in Angola, IN, he married Mildred A. "Millie" Zura and she preceded him in death on April 15, 2007. Dick worked at Matthews Boat Co., Catawba Island Boat Sales and was a caretaker at the Port Clinton Yacht Club from 1972 to 2005. He was a member of the Port Clinton Yacht Club, the Moose Lodge #1610 and the David W. Leonard Aerie #2295. Dick was known around Port Clinton as the "the man with the duck in his truck." He made friends everywhere he went. His daily routine frequented the Port Clinton Pier, Community Market, Wendy's and Riverview Cemetery to visit his wife and son. Infrequently, he ventured as far out of town as Wal-Mart. He was loving, generous, and a family man, who could not boast enough about his great-grandbabies ranging in ages of three years to two months. Despite his good hearted nature his dirty sense of humor often left people either laughing hysterically or with their jaws dropped to the floor. He had lived with his daughter for the past seven years following his retirement from the Port Clinton Yacht Club and spent most evenings enjoying America's Funniest Home Videos and cuddling with his duck PD (proceeded by DD who passed in April 2009). PD, who was handicapped in the summer of 2012, will be joining Dick. Dick will be greatly missed but live on in the hearts of his loving family and friends.
Survivors include: Son: Terry "BZ" (Kathy) Wolfe of Port Clinton; Daughter: Lori Balogh of Port Clinton; Son: Richard "Sid" Wolfe of Port Clinton; Grandchildren: Megan Wolfe, Travis Wolfe, Melissa Bragg, Brenda Mazur, and Teah Carnicom; Great-Grandchildren: Aubrey Czerwony, Addilynn Wolfe, Bailey and Corbin Bragg, and Jaelynn and Kenleigh Mazur.
Dick was preceded in death by his wife, parents and son: Jerry Wolfe.
Visitation will be 11:00AM to 1:00PM, Monday, January 07, 2013 in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, OH, followed by a Memorial service at 1:00PM. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Memorial donations in memory of Dick may be given to the Moose Lodge Memorial Fund or the Port Clinton Yacht Club Memorial Fund.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.
Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home
216 Washington Street Port Clinton, OH 43452
Published in the News Herald on Jan. 5, 2013