Thomas E. Wolfe, 79, of Medina passed away peacefully, Friday, April 26, 2013 at his home. He was born May 7, 1933 in Elyria, to the late George and Faun Wolfe. Tom has been a lifelong resident of Medina County. He was Liverpool High School graduate of 1951 and a 1955 graduate of Ohio State University, where he was a four year member of the OSU Marching Band.
Tom is a United States Army veteran serving from 1956- 1958. He was quite proud to have been selected to serve in the Army Honor Guard. Tom had owned and operated Wolfe Insurance Agency for over 30 years. He was a member of the Medina County Board of Elections for 40 years. Tom was a member of the Medina Eagles #2224, where he was in charge of the charity fundraising events and the Medina VFW Post #5137. He was a lifetime member of the Valley City Chamber of Commerce and a long term member and past president of the Medina Lions Club. After retiring, Tom continued to be very active in civic, community and church activities. He spent many dedicated hours working with the Salvation Army and the Medina Health Ministry. Tom was very dedicated to his church, Zion Lutheran Church Valley City where he had held the majority of all the church offices. He has enjoyed singing in the church choir since his confirmation. He was an avid supporter of the Buckeye Athletic Boosters, Ohio State University, and had a passion for enjoying a good game of golf with friends.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Colleen married 53 years; daughters, Lynne (Jeff) Fogel, of Columbus and Kimberly (Marty) Gaska, of Chicago, Illinois; granddaughters, Erica, Natalie and Megan.
Preceded by his brother, William Wolfe.
Funeral Service will be at 11 A.M. Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church, 2233 Abbeyville Road Valley City, with Rev. Michael Koch, officiating. Burial will be at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday, April 30, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 P.M. at the Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road Valley City. Memorials if desired, can be made to Zion Lutheran Church Choir Fund.