Marcile Woelfel
1927 - 2020
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Woelfel, Marcile
1927 - 2020
Marcile "Marcy" Woelfel, January 24, 1927- August 3, 2020, widow of Dr. Julian Woelfel, DDS. Survived by three sons, Bradford (wife, Margo), Jack Wolf (aka Barry Woelfel), Jay Bryan (wife, Kristy). A proud graduate of Capital University she then worked for the Civil Service in City Hall downtown Columbus when Jim Rhodes was mayor. She was grateful for her upbringing in a small rural community but loved to and did travel and at times even lived abroad with her husband, while he was a guest professor at Universities in Japan, Taiwan, Brasil, and England. More traveling included trips across the United States and to most corners of the world from New Guinea, New Zealand, Australia, India, China, Easter Island, virtually all of Europe, Central and South America, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa… Always adventurous and active she was in Cuba the day Castro took over and later became the oldest to ever zip line across one rain forest. Despite these travels, she devoted and was recognized for decades of service in Columbus, becoming the first recipient of the Volunteer Service Award from The Ohio State University International Education Office for 20 years' service as coordinator of activities for international student, scholars and Faculty families. This program helped wives and families of international students attending OSU, providing information, English classes, weekly meetings and child card; all this she guided with friendship and, hospitality, creating cross-cultural experiences to promote understanding and ideally world peace. She also received the City of Columbus Mayor's Award for volunteerism for the above OSU service and for participation in the United Nations International Festivals and Columbus City schools' international program. In later years she and her husband devoted similar energies to their other hometown, Wellsville, New York, and to restoring the family ancestral house, THE PINK HOUSE. She died quietly at her home only days after being diagnosed with a, at her age, inoperable condition, and leaves behind friends from all over the world as well as family and extended family who she would tell, "You know I will love you forever." Memorials will be Held for Marcile in Columbus and Wellsville at a later date due to current travel restrictions. Donations can be made in her name to the David A Howe Public Library, Wellsville, NY. If you wish to earmark them for The Monday Club, that can be done there as well. Condolences may be made to the family at www.rutherfordfuneralhome.com

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Aug. 7 to Aug. 9, 2020.
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September 3, 2020
To the Woelfel family,
The members of the University Women's Club, send our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. Marcile made many friends at UWC and will always be remembered for her volunteerism and bright smile. Our deepest condolences, The Members of UWC
Robin Rasor Thompson
August 11, 2020
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Claire Sollars
August 10, 2020
Marcile Woelfel was one of the most welcoming, gracious, and kind individuals I have ever had the pleasure to know. I met her and Julian October 2014 at The Pink House in Wellsville, New York where I shared an article I published on their residence. Over the next several years we bonded on two projects, which brought me many times to Dublin, Ohio and Wellsville: documenting Julian's application for membership into the General Society of Mayflower Descendants as a descendant of Governor William Bradford and the publication of a book on The Pink House. Both were successfully completed and our friendship has continued until each passed. I will miss those welcoming hugs and greetings and no longer being able to bring a special chocolate treat for Marcile each visit. A shining light has left this earth but now illuminates the heavens.
William A. Paquette Ph.D.
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August 10, 2020
An unique friend that will be in our memories forever: friendly,caring and nice.
Milton/Marita Miranda
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