Otto Charles Wolfe
Birth: Apr. 18, 1878
Death: Aug. 17, 1954, Canada
Otto was a Sgt., Co L, 157 Regiment, Indiana Infantry in the Spanish American War.
Son of Robert and Tena Wolfe
Husband of Margaret Jordan Wolfe.
Father of Charles Jordan Wolfe and Cliff Hamilton Wolfe.
Margaret Jordan Wolfe (1885 - 1971)
Charles Jordan Wolfe (1910 - 1990)*
Cliffe Hamilton Wolfe (1913 - 1944)
Plot: Stone #779
CHARLES "CHUCK" JORDAN WOLFE
By Staff reports, December 27, 1990
DELRAY BEACH -- An 80-year-old man who was struck and fatally injured by a car on Christmas Eve has been identified as Charles Jordan Wolfe of Boynton Beach. Wolfe was struck about 7:20 p.m. while he was standing in the 1900 block of North Swinton Avenue. Police said Wolfe had been trying to photograph a church`s Christmas lights and kept backing up into the roadway for a better shot when he was hit. Wolfe was pronounced dead at 11:25 p.m. on Monday at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach.
Birth: Mar. 19, 1910
Death: Dec. 24, 1990
Palm Beach County
Charles Jordan Wolfe - World War II
Captain in South Pacific
Detroit Free Press (MI) Saturday, December 29, 1990
His desk lamp on, Dr. Charles J. Wolfe sat weary and worn as he surveyed the piles of paperwork detailing the Public Schools' serious financial woes.
Named superintendent in 1971, Dr. Wolfe feared the district's $38-million debt would force the system to shut down within months. "There is an answer here. I just have to find it," Dr. Wolfe would often tell his wife as he headed for yet another day's work.
He did find answers and the district's budget finally was balanced. It became Dr. Wolfe's proudest accomplishment.
Working with a citizens group, the Education Task Force, Dr. Wolfe had secured the help of the Lesgislation, which allowed the Detroit Board of Education to pay off its deficit through long-term bonds. "Chuck Wolfe was very highly regarded by his colleagues. He accomplished a great deal as superintendent," said Florence Jacque, a retired assistant superintendent who had known Dr. Wolfe since the early days of their careers. "Chuck was best at articulating ideas and working with people to attain those goals. He was a very fine man".
Dr. Wolfe died Monday at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach, Fla., where he had lived since his retirement in 1975. He had been taking pictures of his church on Christmas Eve when he was hit by a car and later died of his injuries. "I was waiting for him in the church when they came and told me," said his wife, Margaret. "We aren't sure what happened. All I know is I miss him very much."
Mr. Wolfe received bachelor's and master's degrees and a doctorate from Wayne State University. He began his career with the district in 1937 as a teacher, working his way up until he was named executive superintendent in 1967. Dr. Wolfe became acting superintendent in 1971 and in 1972 was named superintendent.
"For Chuck, there was nothing more important than the education of our children. He worked hard to make things better," said his wife. "When he retired, Chuck was satisfied and pround of his accomplishments. He was a very good man."
Dr. Wolfe was a volunteer photographer for his church, Church of the Palms in Delray Beach, Fla. He was also a member of the Torch Club of Baca Raton and the Rotary Club of Detroit.
He is also survived by his daughters Susan Miller and Nancy Humphrey, and five grandchildren.
Services will be at Church of the Palms Congretional United Church of Christ, 1960 N.S. Ave., Delray Beach, FL. Arrangements by the Scobee-Ireland-Potter Funeral Home, 300 N.E. Fifth Ave., Delray Beach, FL.
MARGARET EDITH DARNELL WOLFE
Birth: Jun. 30, 1909
Death: Jul. 27, 1991
Palm Beach County
Wolfe, Margaret Edith: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Miami Herald, The (FL) - July 28, 1991
Deceased Name: Wolfe, Margaret Edith
Wolfe, Margaret Edith, 82, of Boynton Beach, died Saturday. Service pending. Scobee-Ireland-Potter Funeral Home, Delray Beach.