Barry Wolfe, 68, pastor at Ephrata’s Hope UM Church

By on July 26, 2012

Pastor Barry A. Wolfe, 68, of Lancaster, died Saturday, July 21, 2012 at his home.

He was the loving husband of Rona M. Wolfe. Born in Lebanon, he was the son of the late Allen and Alma Wolfe.

A graduate of South Lebanon High School, he earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from Houghton College, N.Y. He graduated with a master’s degree in divinity at Gordon Conwell Seminary in Massachusettes. He served the following six United Methodist (UM) churches: Byfield, Mass.; Lincoln Street, Shamokin; Asbury, Allentown; Hope, Ephrata; First, Lancaster; and Grace, Millersville. He retired in 2008 from Grace United Methodist of Millersville. He loved serving the Lord in many ministries like Bridge of Hope, Compassion Int., and Big Brothers to name a few. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.

In addition to his wife, Rona, he is survived by his daughter: Christina, wife of Larry Hagen, of Akron; son: Jonathan, husband of Beth Wolfe, of Lancaster; six grandchildren: Jory, Mason, Joshua, Ella, Olivia and Madison; and sisters: Nellie Raiger and Gloria Wentling. of Palmyra.

A brother: Russell Wolfe preceded him in death.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a memorial service at Grace UM Church, 163 W. Frederick St., Millersville, on July 28 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. John Laughlin and the Rev. James B. Todd officiating. A visitation will be held at the church on July 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday immediately following the memorial service. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

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