Paul B. Wolford

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Paul B. Wolford passed away in his sleep, at home in Fair Oaks, CA, on July 7, 2014 at the age of 83. He is preceded in death by his parents John & Bessie Wolford, and his brother Terry L Wolford. He is preceded in death by his first wife of 21 years, Sandra G. Kline who passed away in 1982; and his second wife of 23 years Margaret Ann Kearney, who passed away in 2006. Family members who will miss him include; daughters Laura A Thomas (Don) and Paula E Wolford (Mark) of Sacramento; step-son Larry E White Jr. (Vicky) of Palmer, AK; step-daughters Vivian F White of Sacramento and Barbara White of Lincoln; granddaughters Melissa and Elizabeth Thomas of Sacramento; grandson Paul A Wolford (Hallie) of Wayne, NJ; and great-grand children Cole, Sloane & Grey Wolford of Wayne, NJ. Paul was born on July 29, 1930 in Havre de Grace, MD. He graduated from Havre de Grace High School, in 1947. He joined the Air Force in 1948 and relocated to Sacramento while stationed at Mather AFB. He served in the Korean War and was honorably discharged on Sept. 3, 1952. The following day he began his civilian career at McClellan AFB which spanned 38 years until his retirement in 1990. Over the years he received many recognition and service awards for superior performance and outstanding leadership skills. He was a positive role model and a beloved boss who took the time to mentor and encourage those who worked for him. Paul was Past President of the Greater North Area 20-30 Club #243(1957); and Past President of The Sacramento Area Bowling Association (1972). On Sept. 22, 1967 he bowled the game of a lifetime, 299, during league play at Country Club Lanes. He threw 11 strikes in a row before his final frame that left one pin standing. He collected John Wayne and San Francisco 49'er memorabilia and loved all music from his era of the 40's, 50's and early 60's. Paul was extremely proud of his 50 year membership as a Freemason with San Juan Harding Lodge #579. He was also a member of the Bicentennial Daylight Lodge #830. His Masonic affiliations included the Scottish-Rite; the York-Rite; Ben Ali Shrine; Royal Arch Masons & Cryptic Masons; and Past Patron (1968) of Rising Star Chapter #36. In 2001 Paul was given the highest honor in Masonry, The Hiram Award. Paul loved his family and never missed an opportunity to tell us how much he loved us. He never forgot a birthday or anniversary and always sent a card with his special wishes. We will miss playing pinochle on Sunday afternoons and we will miss his phone calls just to say he was thinking about us. Over the last year he had medical complications that required 24 hour care. A special heart felt thank you to his daughter Paula who took on the responsibility of his day to day care so that he could remain at home and not in a skilled facility. Thank you to her partner Mark who supported her efforts. Please join us for a "Celebration of Paul's Life" on Saturday August 2nd, 2014, beginning at 12:00 PM at the Harding San Juan Masonic Lodge #579, 5944 San Juan Ave, Citrus Heights, CA 95610.
Paul Browning Wolford
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8201 Greenback Ln | Fair Oaks, CA 95628 | (916) 969-1251
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