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Regis J. "Rick" Wolf

Born: Fri., Feb. 4, 1944
Died: Sun., Jan. 5, 2014


Visitation

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 10, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 10, 2014
Location: East Pittsburgh


Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Sat., Jan. 11, 2014
Location: St/ Barbara Church


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Of Penn Twp., formerly of North Braddock, age 69, on Sunday, January 5, 2014.

 Beloved husband of Elizabeth A. "Betsy" (Malinzak) Wolf for 46 years.

 Loving father of Darren (Lorraine Miller) Wolf of Wexford and Carrie (Jim) Catone of North Huntingdon.

 Dear and proud grandfather of Susanna, Christian and Charlotte Wolf and Maria and Johnny Catone.

 Brother of Dennis (Jacque) Wolf of FL and the late Dennise Wolf.

 Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

 Rick was a Vietnam era Army veteran and a retired teacher from Steel Valley School District. He served North Braddock both as a part-time police officer in the 1970's and as a volunteer fireman with the #2 Fire Department for 35 years. Rick graduated from California University of PA in 1967 and later earned his Masters in Education from the University of Pittsburgh and his Ph.D from Cal. U. In the 1970's Rick enjoyed writing articles for education journals and had several printed. His greatest passion was owning and restoring antique automobiles, and considered his 1965 Corvette as his favorite. For the past 10 years, Rick was the organizer of the annual Forest Hills Presbyterian Church/Nursery School Car Cruise.

 Friends welcome Friday from 2-4 & 6-8pm at Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home, 700 Linden Avenue at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800.

 Mass of Christian Burial in St. Barbara Church, Harrison City, on Saturday at 10 a.m.

 Rick will be laid to rest with Military Honors at Denmark Manor Cemetery in Penn Twp.

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Tracey (McDonnell) Blevins
   Posted Mon January 06, 2014
Dear Betsy, Darren and Carrie and family:

I am so sorry for your family's loss. Although it's been years since I've seen you all I've often thought about my "Godfamily"!! Hugs and love to you all during this difficult time. I'm thinking of and praying for you all.

Love,

Tracey (Gacey)

Tracey Blevins
   Posted Mon January 06, 2014

TRADITION AND SPLENDOR was sent by Tracey Blevins.

Dear Betsy, Darren, Carrie and families, So sorry for your loss. I haven't seen my "Godfather" for years but I've often thought of my Godparents. Betsy I remember how good you both were to me growing up. I wish I could have seen you both through the years. RIP Rick. Love, Chris and Tracey (McDonnell) Blevins Jan and Ron McDonnell


Jan & Ron McDonnell
   Posted Mon January 06, 2014
Dear Family Members:

Our hearts & Prayers are with all of you right now! We all have a lot of good memories to look back on throughout the years even though we've been apart for many too.
I know that Rick will watch over everyone from Heaven to make sure they leave a good footprint as he did! We were Proud to call him Friend......


Doug and Stephanie Hughes
   Posted Mon January 06, 2014
Mr. Wolf was truly my favorite teacher! He was one of the best and the tops in my book! So many fun times joking around about him thinking his FORD's were the best over what I (and my sister) thought Cadillac's were better! Great laughs, great memories! We lost a good person here on Earth. Betsy, may you feel the presence of our Lord surround you and give you peace during this time.

Stephanie (Doug) Hughes

Diane LaBryer
   Posted Tue January 07, 2014
I would like to send my condolences to the Wolf Family. Mr. Wolf was a great teacher when I attended Steel Valley Schools he was a great person and a wonderful teacher who was always willing to listen and help a student. My prayers are with the family at this time. He was truly a wonderful person and I am glad to have had the opportunity to have him as a teacher for more than one year. Great man.

Heather & Bob, Atlas & Aria Hazen
   Posted Tue January 07, 2014
Our hearts are saddened to hear of Rick's passing. We have known Mrs. Wolf for such a short time and love her dearly and looked forward to getting to know her and lovely husband better. Prayers are lifted <3

Nicole and Bob Krznar
   Posted Fri January 10, 2014
Mr. Wolf was truly a wonderful person - great teacher that touched so many lives. Heaven opened the gates to another beautiful Angel! He truly will be missed by many - so very sad to see him go from our lives.

Betsy - you are in our thoughts and prayers and May God watch over you and your family in the days ahead. Mr. Wolf was blessed to have you at his side.

Love - Nicole and Bob Krznar

Rooney McTiernan
   Posted Fri January 10, 2014
Betsy, I am very sorry to read about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Contact me if there is anything I can say or do for you.

Green family
   Posted Fri January 10, 2014
We are so very sorry to hear this sad news today. Our hearts go out to you at this time, and we are keeping you in our prayers.
Heidi, Michael, Ben, Katie, Sam, Max

Jackie Deer & Family
   Posted Sat January 11, 2014
Betsy & Family....we are so sorry. Through my kids years at the Nursery School I would see Rick coming and going and we might engage in some light friendly chit chat from time to time. He was always kind, gentle and funny. I can remember the sunny afternoon when we made each others day when I showed up with an electric lighted car sign I purchased for someone who didn't like it. I was unable to return it. It turns out my purchase would not be made in vain....I brought it over to the Nursery School and when Rick layed his eyes on it.....it was love at first sight!!!.....I said I was hoping it could find its way to a good home and he said he could help me with that :)......and he was right......Mrs Wolf came in a few days later with a picture of the sign hanging in his Ricks beloved garage all lit up and I knew it made its way to a very special place!!

May you all find peace in the memories of goodtimes past......
Sincerely Jackie Sam Nate & Jack Deer....

Denise Antol Shipe
   Posted Wed January 22, 2014
Dear Betsey, Darren and Carrie,

I worked with Rick at Woodlawn Middle School. It was the first few years of my teaching career. In between classes we stood side by side by our doors across from the office to monitor the hallways. In those times he spoke so often of all of you. He absolutely loved his family. He spoke of all of you in detail. He was the most positive and one,of the most happiest guys I knew. A great teacher and great mentor to me as a new teacher. I remember meeting Betsey, when we came over to buy a used air conditioner, then we talked about the layers of polyuthrene he but on the bar. He was always a good memory all these years and I don't know what made me google his name just now. We know where he is now and he will definitely be missed. Denise Antol Shipe and Husband Ralph

Denise Antol Shipe
   Posted Wed January 22, 2014
Dear Betsey, Darren and Carrie,

I worked with Rick at Woodlawn Middle School. It was the first few years of my teaching career. In between classes we stood side by side by our doors across from the office to monitor the hallways. In those times he spoke so often of all of you. He absolutely loved his family. He spoke of all of you in detail. He was the most positive and one,of the most happiest guys I knew. A great teacher and great mentor to me as a new teacher. I remember meeting Betsey, when we came over to buy a used air conditioner, then we talked about the layers of polyuthrene he put on the bar. He was always a good memory all these years;and, I don't know what made me google his name just now. We know where he is now and he will definitely be missed. Denise Antol Shipe and Husband Ralph

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