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Lieutenant Colonel Robert M. Wolfe, United States Army, Retired, born on September 1, 1935 in Elizabeth, N.J., died on January 6, 2013 in Newport Beach, Calif.
Colonel Wolfe, a Regular Army Officer, was a graduate of the U.S. Army Engineer and Infantry Schools, and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He served as a commander and staff officer in Engineer and Infantry assignments, and in the U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Beret) in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Colonel Wolfe was a recipient of numerous awards and decorations, however none more honored than the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.
Upon retiring from the service, Colonel Wolfe became Director of Security and Safety for the Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells, Calif. In 1997, he retired from that position, eventually relocating to Orange County, Calif., where he led an active life, traveling extensively in Europe and Asia.
Colonel Wolfe was preceded in death by his parents, Claude Robert and Helen K. Wolfe, formerly of Cheshire, Conn. and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; his brother, Thomas Eldridge Wolfe of Jupiter, Fla.; and his wife, Louise Hewitt Wolfe. He is survived by his two children, Robert Hewitt Wolff of Los Angeles, Calif. and Elizabeth Early Wolfe of Oakland, Calif.; his sisters, (Mrs.) Dorothy Carbon of Cataba, N.C. And Winsted, Conn. and (Mrs.) Barbara Dean of Coral Springs, Fla.; numerous nieces and nephews; and his special friends, NHB of San Francisco, JTF of Laguna Beach, and JL of London, England.