Charles Randolph “Randy” Wolfe, 93, formerly of Washington, DC, resident of 250 Deer Run Lane, widower of Camille Clark Wolfe, died peacefully at his home on July 4, 2014.
Born on Mother’s Day, May 8, 1921, in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Randolph Wehler Wolfe and Anna Marie Glouner Wolfe. Mr. Wolfe graduated from The University of Maryland with a B.S. Degree in Physical Sciences in 1943 and later earned a Pharmacy Degree from George Washington University. He joined the US Army Air Corp during WWII. Following twin engine pilot training, B-26 transition and overseas training, he served as First Lieutenant in the US Army Air Core 9th Air Force, 557 Squadron, 387 Bombardment Group as a B-26 pilot stationed in St. Quetin, France and later in Germany where he met his beloved wife Camille, a young army nurse also stationed in Germany. Mr. Wolfe was awarded Three Battle Stars on European Theater Ribbon for the Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe Campaigns; American Theater Ribbon, World War II Victory Medal, and Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters for aerial flights against the enemy. Following the cessation of hostilities, he flew C-47 type aircraft under the European Air Transport Service, transporting military and civilian personnel between Paris, Frankfurt, Rome, Berlin, and Athens.
After returning to the States and marrying Camille, they lived in Washington, DC where he worked as a pharmacist prior to his 32 year civil service with the U.S. General Services Administration, Quality Control Division. A faithful member of Wesley United Methodist Church in NW Washington, DC, Mr. Wolfe served as head usher for many years. He was an active member of the Chevy Chase Lions Club prior to relocating to Greenwood, SC in 1996.
In Greenwood, Mr. Wolfe was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church, The American Legion, the Greenwood Lions Club and the Cambridge Chapter of the SC State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. He enjoyed reading, golfing, and volunteering with the HOST program at Springfield Elementary School, Greenwood Soup Kitchen and The Food Bank of Greenwood County.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, and his brother Martin Sylvester Wolfe.
Surviving are three children, Carol Marie Kafka and husband John Kafka of Houston, TX, Charles Randolph Wolfe, Jr. and wife Virginia Howard of Washington, DC, and Jane Wolfe Marshall and husband Dr. Terry Marshall of Greenwood; eight grandchildren, Matthew Kafka and wife Libby, Kyle Kafka and wife Kristie both of Houston, TX, Kelly Ameen and husband Jeff of Vienna, VA, Sara Singmaster and husband Rob of Dunn Loring, VA, Kimberly Haught and husband Chris of Cary, NC, Alan Marshall and wife Kathy of Greenville, SC, David Marshall and wife Cristy of Columbia, SC and Drew Marshall of Waynesville, NC; and 14 great grandchildren.
Memorial services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 AM at Main Street United Methodist Church with Reverend Phil Thrailkill officiating. Interment will be conducted at Arlington National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday following the service at Main Street United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Main Street United Methodist Church, 211 North Main Street, Greenwood, SC 29646, HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646 or to a charity of one’s choice.
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Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Wolfe family.