Jeffrey M. “Wolfie” Wolf, 67, of 10 West Main Street, Friendship, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020 at home after a lengthy illness.
Born on May 8, 1952, in Friendship, he was a son of Vernon and Wilma Meland Wolf. On May 21, 1993 he married the former Deidre Capelle who survives.
Jeff was a graduate of Friendship Central School Class of 1970. He then received an Associate's Degree in Audio Visual Technology from Monroe Community College.
After college he moved to California where he lived and worked for 12 years and then moved to Florida to be closer to his parents. While in Florida he met his wife and they returned to his hometown of Friendship in 2004. He then worked for Cuba Community Development Center as a Home Rehab Specialist.
The Friendship community was always close to Wolfie’s heart so in 2007, he and his wife purchased the Friendship Hardware Store to avoid its closure. In 2015 they added Wolfie’s BBQ to the hardware to sustain the business. He loved to smoke meats, make his own sauces, catering and coming up with new sandwich ideas. He ended up serving food to the community, first responders, and even a congressman.
While his children were young, he coached soccer, little league, modified and high school Baseball and helped raise money volunteering at Sports Boosters. He was a member of the Friendship Free Library Board for many years. In addition, he helped to coordinate the Friendship Bicentennial Flyers reunion baseball game and held a yearly celebration in the hardware for returning home comers.
In addition to his wife he is survived by a son, Jacob Wolf of Greece, NY; a daughter, Emma Wolf of Hornell, NY; two brothers, Barry (Mary) Wolf of Endicott, NY and Bruce (Dona) Wolf of Pittsburgh, California; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Jon Wolf.
At this time there will be no visitation or funeral services. This summer there will be a celebration of Wolfie’s life at a date and time to be announced.
Memorials may be made to the Friendship Free Library, 44 West Main Street, Friendship, NY 14739.
Arrangements are under direction of the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., Cuba.