MOUNT VERNON — Lt. Col. (Ret.) Gomer A. Wolf, 89, of Apple Valley died Jan. 5, 2009, at the South Bay Hospital in Sun City, Fla.
Gomer was born Oct. 7, 1919, in Akron and had spent most of his lifetime in the Coshocton and Knox County areas. Served as a B-24 Liberator pilot during World War II stationed in Palestine and North Africa. Participated in the first bombing of Italy on Dec. 6, 1942. Received the Distinguished Flying Cross; Air Medal with cluster and the Silver Star. Retired from the Air Force Reserves in October 1979 with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
He was employed as deputy treasurer of Knox County from 1946 to 1949 and as a public accountant in Mount Vernon from 1949 until his retirement in 1986.
Surviving are his wife, Clara (Weber) Wolf, whom he married Nov. 11, 1944; his children, Craig (Betty) Wolf of San Antonio, Texas, Marcia Parker of Sun City, Fla., and SSgt Quentin Wolf of San Antonio, Texas; his grandchildren, Aaron Wolf, Ashley Wolf and Jenna (David) Parker Thorman; and two great-grandchildren, Kyrie Thorman and Weston Thorman.
Graveside memorial services with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will be held Friday, May 22, at 2 p.m. at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Mansfield Avenue, Mount Vernon. Following the service, there will be reception at the Apple Valley Clubhouse. The Wolf family welcomes the attendance of all at the memorial service and reception.
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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Gomer A. Wolf.