Dean R. Wolfe, 93, of Lyndonville, N.Y., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 at North Wing of Orleans Community Health.
Born on May 26, 1928 in Lyndonville, N.Y., he was the son of the late Floyd D. and Edith (Pratt) Wolfe.
Dean graduated from Lyndonville High School in 1947 and in 1950; he enlisted in the U.S.Army during the Korean Conflict. He was stationed in Yokohama, Japan and served as a cook and was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant.
He returned home and on July 31, 1954, he married the late Marian Devonshire and together they raised four children. Dean had a strong work ethic and worked various jobs, including, being a Soda Jerk, selling real estate, working at Kodak and for 15 years, owned and operated, along with his wife, Wolfe’s EZ Shop. Even after his retirement, he worked part-time as a cook at Clover Hill in Albion. Marian and Dean were two founding members of the ARC of Orleans. He was lifelong member of the Yates Baptist Church and loved God and his country. In his spare time, Dean enjoyed antiquing, painting, making baskets and caning chairs, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Dean is survived by his three children, Darlene (Mike) Zeliff, Larry Wolfe, all of Lyndonville, Bonnie (Thomas) Heck of Medina, eight grandchildren, Joseph Zeliff, James (Kari) Zeliff, Kathryn (Eric) Zimmerman, Joshua (Naomi) Zeliff, Jennifer (Erick) Mateo, Michele Wolfe, Thomas Heck Jr. and Lindsay (Bradley) Uderitz. Also surviving are 15 great-grandchildren, a sister Joan Dunn of Lyndonville and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his wife Marian, Dean is predeceased by a son, Michael
*REVISED ARRANGEMENTS* Relatives and friends may call at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St. Medina, NY 14103 on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, 10 to 11 a.m. at the Lyndonville United Methodist Church, 102 N. Main St. Lyndonville, NY 14098, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Lynhaven Cemetery with full military honors.
Memorials may be made in Dean’s name to North Wing at Orleans Community Health, the ARC of Orleans, and the Yates Baptist Church.
Please light a candle or share a memory of Dean at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com