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Russell S. Wolfe Sr.


1944 - 2021
Russell S. Wolfe Sr. Obituary

Russell S. Wolfe Sr., 76, of Sunrise Court, Lebanon, passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at Broad Mountain Health and Rehabilitation Center, Frackville.

Born March 4, 1944, on his grandparents farm in Swopes Valley, Pine Grove, he was a son of the late Roy and Grace Wolfe Roth.

He attended Pine Grove Area schools.

Russell was an Army veteran and served from 1962-65 with the 101st Airborne Division.

He was a crane operator at Bethlehem Steel and then worked for Farmers Pride, Fredericksburg. Most recently, he was a truck driver for Pierce Welding and Fabrication, Bethel.

Russell loved being outdoors, cutting grass and tending to his flowers.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Nancy L. Fisher Wolfe, in 1999; two brothers, Roy Roth and Leonard Roth.

Surviving are two sons, E. Scott and wife, Debbie Wolfe, of Lancaster, Russell Jr. and wife, Robin Wolfe, of Myerstown; a daughter, Cindy and husband, Kevin Bender, of Mount Zion; four grandchildren, Hailey Wolfe, Kyle Allen, Nikki Maldonado and Matthew Wolfe; three great-grandchildren, Brian, Lexus and Kole; a brother, Ronald "RJ" and wife, Karen Roth, of Lebanon; his companion, Beatrice Bordner, of Lebanon; aunt, Eva (Polly) Kutz, of Tremont; nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and interment will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at Jacob's Lutheran Cemetery, 316 Suedberg Road, Pine Grove, with Chaplain Dean Luther and Chaplain Sylvester Grier officiating. There will be a viewing from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at H.L. Snyder Funeral Home Inc., Pine Grove, following CDC guidelines. Graveside services will be livestreamed from the funeral home Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the VA Chapel Fund, 1700 S. Lincoln Ave., Lebanon, PA 17042, in his memory. You may send condolences online at www.hlsnyderfuneralhome.com.


Published in Republican & Herald from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2021
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