Irvin Lowell Wolf, 84, Korea vet, worked at Dart Container, avid outdoorsman

By on August 26, 2015

Irvin Lowell Wolf, 84, of Lancaster, passed away at his home unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015.

Born in Ephrata, he was the son of the late Lawrence Clair and Marrie M. Steeley Wolf. Irvin was the husband of the late Edna Mae Wolf, who passed away July 27, 2011.

He had served with the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict on board the USS Badoeng Strait, a converted air craft carrier. He worked for B.Z. Mellinger Ford Dealership, formerly in New Holland, for 22 years until 1978 and then with Dart Container as the fleet maintenance manager until he retired in 2010. He was a member of Hope United Methodist Church in Ephrata, American Legion Post No. 34 in Lancaster, Life Member of the Ephrata VFW Post No. 3376, Masonic Lodge No. 43 F&AM, Lancaster Lodge of Perfection, Reading Consistory, Rajah Temple Shrine, and the former Rajah Temple Yacht Club. Irvin also loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman, and boater.

Irvin will be lovingly remembered by his two sons: Darell (Karen) Wolf of San Diego, Calif.; and Joseph K. (Ann M.) Wolf of Lancaster; two daughters: Deborah L. (Dennis D.) Doyle of Brownstown; and Wendy L. (Vernon L.) Kunkel of Lancaster; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister: Dorothy (Harold) Mohn of New Holland and his brother Elmer (Betty) Wolf of Ephrata.

He was preceded in death by a daughter: Debbie Williamson; his sister: Betty Nelson; and his brothers: Marlin and Galen Wolf.

Services were held Aug. 14 at The Groffs Family Funeral and Cremation Services, Lancaster, with the Rev. Jim Bongard officiating. Interment was held at Mellingers Mennonite Cemetery. Military honors were rendered by the Red Rose Veterans Honor Guard and the Vet 21 Salute Honor Guard.

Please omit flowers; the family requests memorials may be sent in Irvin’s memory to Shriners Hospital for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 or Hope United Methodist Church of Ephrata, 210 Rothsville Road, Ephrata, PA 17522.

Online condolences may be posted to The Groffs Family Funeral and Cremation Services, Lancaster, had charge of the arrangements.

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