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John Patrick Wolfenden


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John Patrick Wolfenden Obituary
September 2, 1970 - June 23, 2016 John Patrick Wolfenden, beloved and loving husband, father, son, and brother passed away on Thursday, June 23rd, aged 45. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Suzanne Zizzi, their daughters Shea and Maeve (14 and 12), as well as his parents, Anita and Richard, and his brother, Peter. John was born and raised in Chapel Hill, NC. After graduating from Dartmouth College in NH and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, he worked as an editor on many films, video games, and television shows, including The Ultimate Fighter, Fast N' Loud, NOVA, World Poker Tour, and others. John played a key role in bringing labor union participation to World Poker Tour, and is fondly remembered by many with whom he collaborated over many years of work. As a musician he wrote and performed with several bands, including Junk Ferry whose track Smoke Stack was included in the soundtrack for the film Fight Club in 1999. As a concerned citizen he wrote numerous letters to the Los Angeles Times on subjects ranging from land mines to intelligent design. John lived with his wife, their two daughters, cat and 3 dogs in Sherman Oaks. The couple has just opened Oeno Vino, a curated wine and beer shop in Atwater Village. A memorial service for John is planned for early September, details to be published on the Oeno Vino website: http://oenovinowines.com/
Published in the Los Angeles Times on July 3, 2016
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