Thomas Wolfe

Thomas E. Wolfe

Sunday, March 8th, 1942 - Monday, June 24th, 2019
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Obituary

Thomas Eugene Wolfe, 77, died June 24, 2019 due to complications of Alzheimer’s Disease at Waldon’s View. He was born March 8, 1942 in LaPorte, Indiana, the son of the late Eugene D. and Alice Conroy Wolfe. He grew up in New Kensington, and spend his adult life in North Huntingdon and Mercer, PA.
Tom graduated from Norwin HS, class of 1961. Following graduation he became a carpenter apprentice with local 333. After becoming a journeyman carpenter, he furthered his education at Penn State Mckeesport, and became a construction superintendent with Dick Corporation.
Tom had a special way with people. He was a great teacher and mentor to his coworkers. His unique ability to make others feel valued, coupled with his tremendous understanding of all areas of construction, led to some amazing results within his profession. He ended up supervising large infrastructure construction projects all over the United States, with kindness and humility always being the center of his leadership.
As strong as he was on a construction site, Tom was even more amazing with his family and friends. He loved to tell funny stories and joke around with his loved ones. He particularly loved to see the reaction that folks would have when he would share a good yarn with them. He just loved to make people laugh and be comfortable in their own skin. When he would see someone giggling from one of his stories, he would just light up the room with laughter.
Tom was a very active man and loved the outdoors. He was always outside doing a project around his house, farm, or camp on the Allegheny River. If he was not building or repairing something, his time was spent with his family and friends on the river boating, tubing, waterskiing, and fishing. He just loved to drive his boat and see who he could knock off of the tubes or skis. He was just always laughing, smiling, and filled with boundless energy. He also loved to hike, hunt, golf, and buy gadgets on infomercials that would help him to improve his results when participating in the activities that he loved. (He ended up having a small shed filled with banjo minnows, pocket fishing rods, deer calls, putting devices,etc. ) If you ever needed anything, it could probably be found in that shed still in the box!
Quite simply said, Tom was a truly wonderful man! He was bright, hard-working, kind, funny, and amazingly forgiving! He was everything that you could ever dream of for a grandfather, father, husband, brother, and friend!. He will be deeply missed by all of us on earth and those in heaven will be richly rewarded with his presence!!
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by sisters Eilene Mattis, and Alice Jean Festa. He is survived by daughters Kimberly Brough (Ken), Tammy Fleming (Chris) grandchildren Chad Brough (Bethany) Clay Brough and fiance Alyssa, Sydney and Luke Fleming, great granddaughter Brynlee Brough (born on the day of Tom’s passing) and sister Mary Ellen Stecko (Denny) and ex-wife and friend Kay Wolfe and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be at Ott Funeral Home 805 PA Ave. Irwin, PA Sunday, June 30, 2019 2:00pm - 6pm. Funeral Service will be Monday, July 1 at 11:00am at Norwin Christian Christian Church 9610 Barnes Lake Road, Irwin PA. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Monarch Hospice and the wonderful care provided by their nurse Nancy Fawcett. She worked around the clock to support Tom during his passing to glory.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association at 225 North Michigan Ave., 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 30th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Sunday, June 30th, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Ott Funeral Home Inc.
    Address
    805 Pennsylvania Avenue
    IRWIN, PA 15642
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  • Service

    Monday, July 1st, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, July 1st, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Norwin Christian Church
    Address
    9610 Barnes Lake Road
    IRWIN, PA 15642
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    Everyone please go directly to the church.
    Officiant
    Rev. Terry Erwin

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Dick and Vergene Wolfe

Posted at 04:46pm
Tom was a dear relative to the Wolfe Family! We will always have fond memories of the "Wolfe Reunions" that Tom hosted at his camp. He will be truly missed but never forgotten!
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Lori Festa

Posted at 10:28am
When I think of my uncle Tom, I think of that mischievous smile and that little gleam in his eye. He was always such a fun loving guy. John still talks about that great tour you gave us of your farm and our little trip up the Allegheny at camp. And of course, all those stories from when you and my dad worked together and all the practical jokes!! You are so missed already Uncle Tom. All our love Lori and John

Sheri Festa

Posted at 06:57pm
To my Uncle Tom, may you find peace in heaven with our Lord, surrounded by family and friends lost recent and past. Thank you for being my loving, caring and nurturing Uncle. You taught me to fish and water ski (in fact you are still the best water skier I have ever seen). You were an outdoorsman, something you instilled in me, and a role model for all of us. You even passed it on to my son, James, who you visited while he attended Penn State. You spent time with him riding ATVs at you farm, very cool!

To my cousins, Kim and Tammy, the bond we share is strong and based on family and faith. The fact that we lost our parent within days of each other is a God thing...we could not influence or change that. Now we have the Amazing Grace chimes that will always remind us of them...may we have peace that the've found their "tomorrow" and we have that in store.

Love,
Darren and Sheri
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Kip and Cindy Wolfe

Posted at 01:41pm
To the Tom Wolfe family! Tom was a wonderful person who will continue to smile brightly down on his family and friends. He will always be remembered.
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The Thomas and Crispin Families

Posted at 07:51am
Tammy, Chris & kids. I smiled while reading your dad/grandpa's obituary; a life lived with laughter, fun and hard work! May the wonderful memories bring you joy during these difficult times. You will be in our thoughts and prayers - The Thomas and Crispin families
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