Robert A. Wolfe Sr., 95, WWII vet, Bedford Shoe retiree, raised thoroughbreds, Philly sports fan

By on March 27, 2019

Robert A. “Bob” Wolfe Sr., 95, of Stevens, passed away on, Monday, March 18, 2019 at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital.

Born in Womelsdorf, he was the son of the late Charles and Anna (Bennethum) Wolfe. He was married to the late Dorothy Wolfe, who passed away in 1999.

He is survived by his son: Robert A. “Bob” Wolfe Jr., husband of Marcia of Palmyra; his daughter: Carol Hammond, wife of Fred of Manheim; grandchildren: Natalie, Jennifer, Melissa, Todd and Matthew and great grandchildren: Erin, Danny and Antonia. He was the companion of Jean Gibbel of Bethel for 18 years. He was the last of his immediate family.

He served at the United States Army Air Force training base in McCook, Neb., during World War II as a military policeman. He worked for 45 years at the Bedford Shoe Company, Lititz. After retirement, he and his wife moved to a small farm to raise thoroughbred racehorses.

He was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan, who from the comfort of his living room had been explicitly managing and coaching those teams for over 70 years.

A service was held on March 22 at the Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Stroke Association by visiting

Arrangements by Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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