Kenneth Ray Wolfe Jr.
1934 - 2020
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Kenneth Ray Wolfe, Jr.
Kenneth Ray Wolfe, Jr. (Ray), age 86, peacefully passed away in his sleep on the morning of Tuesday, December 8th, 2020, at his home of 47 years in Westport, Connecticut, a month after being diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
He was born on April 16th, 1934 in Springfield, Pennsylvania. His parents, Kenneth Ray Wolfe and Zelda Clarissa Clendaniel Wolfe, had no other children. Ray graduated Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction. After college, he served 2 years active duty in the Army. He continued in the reserves, receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1964 as First Lieutenant, Artillery.
In 1958, he married Patricia Ann Poe in Fort Rucker, Alabama. They had two children, Carol Ann Wolfe, born in 1958 and Kenneth Ray Wolfe, III in 1960. The same year he was married, he began a long career in building sales with H.H. Robertson in Detroit, Michigan.
Ray married Carolyn Louise Huckle in 1962 in Birmingham, Michigan. They had one son, Roger DeWitt Wolfe, in 1965, before moving with H.H. Robertson to Indianapolis, Indiana in 1967. They had a daughter, Marsha Elizabeth Wolfe, in 1969. Then in 1973, they moved to Westport, Connecticut where Ray continued to work for Robertson until 1977. Ray continued project management with Walsh Construction and Pavarini Construction. He retired in 1995.
Ray was a long-time member of Cedar Point Yacht Club in Westport, CT. After many years of racing in the Thistle fleet, he remained an active member and enjoyed serving on race committee. Although his first passion was sailing, he loved woodworking, traveling, spending time with his family and friends, and supporting the local Methodist church. In his later years, he began volunteering for the Service Core of Retired Executives, delivering for Meals on Wheels, becoming a member of the Westport Y's Men, acting as a mentor to various individuals, and walking with Sebastian, his dog, at Winslow Park. He enjoyed acknowledging birthdays, anniversaries and other milestones for family and friends.
He is survived by his children, Carol Turpin (Randy) of Yukon, OK, Ken Wolfe (Sandie) of Escondido, CA, Roger Wolfe and Marsha Gray (Jeff), of Westport, CT, his grandchildren, Ryan Turpin, Christopher Turpin (Blakely), Ashlea Turpin (Michael), Lindsay Wolfe-Napoli, Brian Gray, Carolyn Gray, and his great-grandchildren, Alora, Malcolm, Michaela and Lucian. Preceding his death were his first wife, Patricia Ann Poe Malone, and his second wife, Carolyn Louise Huckle Wolfe.
No memorial service is currently planned. He will be buried next to his late wife, Carolyn, at Maple Hill Cemetery in Cadillac, Michigan. Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of your choosing.

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Published in Westport-News & Connecticut Post & The Hour on Dec. 16, 2020.
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January 2, 2021
Saddened to hear about the passing of Wolfie. I had the pleasure to meet him years ago as his waitress and enjoyed serving him throughout the years. His silliness and kindness will always be remembered.
Lindsay
Friend
December 31, 2020
Ray never missed a birthday. My birthday is December 30th. When I didn't get a call or email yesterday, I checked online. I am so sorry. My condolences to Ray's loved ones. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace.
Jeanne Hodge Degler
Coworker
December 28, 2020
My deepest sympathy to Wolfie’s family. He was a wonderful person. He mentored one of my students in third grade quite a few years ago. He remained a caring, positive influence in this boy’s life well into adulthood. I am thankful for a visit the two of them delighted me with a few years ago. They were there to wish me Happy Birthday as Wolfie did every year with cupcake and candle. I will miss him and am happy to have known him .
Rest In Peace Wolfie
Karen Canal
Friend
December 19, 2020
My family first met Ray Wolf when he was delivering Meals on Wheels to my then 91 year old mother in Westport, that was probably three years ago and very quickly Ray became a friend of the entire family. Ray attended my mother's birthday parties; he came to my house on Thanksgiving. Almost weekly Ray would take my mother who can no longer drive out for rides up into Weston around the reservoirs over to Westchester and get ice cream and sandwiches. If he didn’t take my mother out for a drive he would stop by with his dog Sebastian to visit and talk, there would be a light knock on the door and then you would hear “The Wolf is in the house”. Ray always knew everyone's birthday, mine, my two sisters and my brother we would all receive humorous birthday cards from him. Ray was a wonderful and generous man and we will all miss him very much, while he is no longer physically with us I will always remember him even though I only knew him a few years. The world needs more people like Ray. May God bless you Ray.
Jud Aley
Friend
December 19, 2020
Sally and I always looked forward to seeing Ray and Sebastian walking at Winslow Park. We will miss his warm smile and corny sense of humor. Our sympathies to his family and Sebastian.
Pat McNeela
Friend
December 18, 2020
Sending sympathy to Ray's family from the Norwalk Mentor Program! Ray was an amazing mentor to a young man for many years through our program. May he rest in peace.
Nancy Pratt
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