Allen Jack Wolfe, 90, of Dallas and formerly of Kingston, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 20, 2013, at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, Scranton.
He was born Nov. 24, 1922 in Kingston, a son of the late Charles and Jessie LaBar Wolfe. His father-in-law and mother-in-law, Neil and Anne McManus Sweeney, were also like parents to him.
A 1940 graduate of Kingston High School, he was a veteran of World War II, serving as a sergeant with the U.S. Army Air Force 294th Joint Assault Signal Company. He served under the command of Gen. George Patton and received the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal with four bronze stars.
Mr. Wolfe retired from Kraft Foods Corp. as a vice president. He enjoyed playing golf and watching the Boston Red Sox.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Eileen Sweeney; his second wife, the former Lois Schaeffer; brothers, Robert, Donald and Ted Wolfe; brothers-in-law, John Sweeney, Thomas Byle and Fred Bryant; sisters-in-law, Mary Wolfe and Clarie Byle.
Surviving are his daughter, DiAnne E. Holtje, Dallas; stepsons, Jonathan Wolfe, New Mexico, Ian Howard Freeman, Florida, Daniel Wolfe, New Mexico; granddaughters, Danielle Peschler, New York, Dawn Posey, New Jersey; great-grandson, Hunter Wolfe Peschler; sister, Joan Bryant, New Jersey; sisters-in-law, Sally Sweeney, Washington, Lorraine Wolfe, California; nieces and nephews, all of whom will miss him.
Private funeral services will be held with interment in St. Ignatius Cemetery, Pringle.
Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 1120 G Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.eblakecollins.com.
Published in Times Leader on May 25, 2013
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