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Carvel S. Wolfe

Carvel S. Wolfe

Jun 11, 1927 - Aug 5, 2021

Carvel S. Wolfe

Carvel S. Wolfe

Jun 11, 1927 - Aug 5, 2021

Carvel S. Wolfe - Obituary


arvel was born June, 11, 1927 in Minneapolis to Calvin and Pearl Wolfe. When he was three, they moved to Baltimore, where he attended school, graduating from Forest Park High. He always bragged that the week he graduated and turned 18, he enlisted in the army. He served from 1944 to 1947, making him a World War II veteran. However, his service involved attending college for a year and guarding the Panama Canal. Not very dangerous. He earned a B.S and M.S. in math from University of Arizona in Tucson, aided by the G.I.Bill, while he lived with his parents who had moved there. He attended U. Of Washington, in Seattle, and later U. Of Maryland in College Park, eventually a PhD from Walden University. He met Margaret Owens briefly in Berkeley, California in 1951, when he had a summer job between school years. He began courting her Thanksgiving 1953, and they married Thanksgiving 1954. He taught at Shepherdstown University 1953-54, at the Naval Academy 1956-92. Along the way, he wrote two textbooks for computer programming and an autobiography -Abundant Life. He gave up weight lifting for lifting babies. Our children are Cynthia Stewart Behm, Eileen Owens Summers and Norman Owens Wolfe. We boast of wonderful sons-in-law and daughters-in-law and 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Because of free summers, we traveled cross country, camping along the way. We have visited all 50 states. When Carvel retired we decided to travel and have visited 52 countries and 6 continents. Carvel loved gardening, earned countless trophies at bowling, swam every day while at work, loved square dancing and round dancing, and loved boating and fishing. He holds various awards for fish he caught. He learned water skiing and took up snow skiing at age 55, continuing to ski until he was 87. His faith was strong. He taught a Sunday school class each week wherever he was, starting from his college days and continuing all his life. He was a certified Lay Minister in the United Methodist church, and for years a part of the Methodist Board of Evangilization. He decided early that a significant part of his Christian life was to say grace at every meal, which he did at home, in restaurants, on cruises. He was a generous donor to charities. Age 94, he died the way he wanted: “with his boots on,” residing in Maryland.

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