Obituary for Russell Wolfe
Russell C. Wolfe of Florence, CO passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 at home. He was born October 21, 1934 in Manhattan Beach, CA to Melvin and Catherine (Edward) Wolfe. He met and married Patricia Nan Eastland July 20, 1958 in Amarillo, TX. She preceded him in death.
He served in the Air Force from 1954 to 1966, where he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant, serving as an Air Craft Mechanic. He continued working with the civil service and was later employed with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department from 1969 to 1975. In 1976, he moved his family from California to Colorado and retired from the Department of Corrections after 22 years of service.
Russ was an avid Oakland Raiders fan. He enjoyed fishing and was a lifetime member of the Gold Wing Club. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and seeing the world on it.
Russ is survived by his children, Brandon (Lorraine) Wolfe, Cathy (Tab) Ruffing and Richard (Carolyn) Wolfe; grandchildren, Brandi, Jeffery, Cherie, Cassie, David and Lynsey; great-grandchildren, Dillon, London and Jaxon; brother, Todd (Alice) Wolfe; sister, Joanne (Walt) Old; many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and younger brother, Chris Wolfe.