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Susan H. Wolf

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WRIGHTSVILLE Susan H. Wolf died of natural causes February 12, 2014, at her home. She was a 1965 graduate of Northeastern High School, Manchester, Indiana University (BA), Bloomington, Ind., 1969, in Radio and TV, and Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., MA, 1970, Radio, Speech, TV, Theatre and Film. Following graduation from Northwestern University, she worked in Public Television, first at WITF, Hershey, the Maine Public Broadcasting Network in Orono, Maine, and the Indiana Public Television Network in Bloomington, as Producer­Director. In Boston, she worked for WBCN Radio and Ted Kurland Associates as a jazz booking and management agent. She was also involved in freelance Public Relations for music events in the Boston area. After almost 20 years in Boston, she moved back to York and became involved in gardening and horticulture, becoming a Master Gardener in 1992. She worked for River Valley Landscapes, managed the grounds of private properties and maintained her own land, which included a 60-tree orchard, of apples, pears and sour cherries. In 1999, she began to paint - taking classes at the York Art Association (YAA) and continued her studies in art (mostly pastels) throughout her life at YAA and with private artists. Her passion to paint was filled with animals and landscapes. In 2004, she was voted "Emerging Artist of the Year" by the York Art Association and her work was exhibited at Box Hill "Art in the Garden'. She disliked serving on boards because of her curmudgeon philosophy that "hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so." That did not keep her from involving herself in causes she believed in strongly: Her love of the land and its preservation; the protection and preservation of wildlife and its habitat; alternative safe energy; the ecology of the environment; AIDS awareness; the importance of organ donation; support for our troops no matter how well or poorly our government had thought through the need to go to war in the first place; and exercising the right to vote in every election to keep the waste locally and in Washington under watchful eye. She marched against the Vietnam War but supported our troops. She marched for the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) and supported a woman's right to Pro choice. She was an avid reader of all types of literature and was never without at least one pet and many times filled her home with more (always strays or from the SPCA). Susan was the daughter of the late Charles S. and Phyllis H. Wolf of Mount Wolf. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Gretchen W. Swartz (1997) and brother-in-law, Donnie Swartz (2011), also of Mount Wolf. She is survived by a sister, Constance L. "Coni" Wolf of York; and a brother, Charles S. Wolf, Jr., wife Diane and their two children, Christina B. and Adam G. Wolf of Mount Wolf. There will be no funeral service. Following cremation, her ashes will be scattered privately. Memorial contributions can be made to York County SPCA, 3159 Susquehanna Trail North, York, PA 17406; Born Free USA (Former Animal Protection Institute of America), P.O. Box 22505, Sacramento, CA 95822; or to Farm & Natural Lands Trust of York County, 156 N. George St., York, PA 17401. The Etzweiler Funeral Home, York, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch from Feb. 18 to Feb. 19, 2014
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