MOUNT VERNON — James W. Wolfe, 85, of Mount Vernon died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon following a brief illness.
James was born Aug. 4, 1924, in Perry County, Ohio, to Wilfred and Elsie (Dietrick) Wolfe. He had lived most of his lifetime in the Mount Vernon area and retired from American National Can Co. in Mount Vernon. James served in the U.S. Marines during World War II. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon. He was an avid fisherman and loved to fish for walleye at Lake Erie.
Surviving are his daughter, D. Janice (Christopher Cleary) Wolfe of Oakmont, Pa.; a grandson, Christopher Browning of Millvale, Pa.; and a sister, Jenny Renne of California.
Besides his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife, Joy (Blamer) Wolfe, in 1993; his son, James B. Wolfe, in 1985; and a granddaughter, Mindy Browning, in 2002.
Friends may call Friday, Jan. 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon. Funeral service will be Saturday, Jan. 30, at 9:30 a.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church, 170 Mansfield Ave., Mount Vernon, with the Rev. Mark Wildermuth officiating. Burial, with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions can be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 170 Mansfield Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
To send an online condolence to the family visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored, to have been chosen, to serve the family of James W. Wolfe.