Frank A. Wolfe 1946-2013

NEWTON FALLS – Frank A. Wolfe, 66, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren.

He was born July 25, 1946, in Ravenna, the son of Frances A. and Emma Varga Wolfe. He was the youngest of seven children.

He was a 1964 graduate of Windham High School and attended Youngstown University.

Frank was employed by the Ravenna Arsenal and Halsey Taylor before starting his own painting business. He worked diligently for 40 years, enjoying his many clients and thinking of them as dear friends.

Frank loved baseball, but also enjoyed college football and basketball, always cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes.

He was a baseball coach for 15 years, starting with Gadget ball, Little League, Hot Stove League and Warren AA Baseball. He served as president for Little League, where he was instrumental in obtaining outfield lights. Frank also served as president for the Hot Stove League. He provided many young men with the opportunity to play the game he so dearly loved. Frank truly enjoyed giving of his time and knowledge where he was able to touch the lives of many.

He was an avid lover of riding his bike. Frank was often seen and known for riding through the streets of Newton Falls in any kind of weather. He would always stop to talk or give a friendly wave.

He was fond of all animals, big and small, but loved his cats the most.

Frank met and married Karin Ugrin, the love of his life and his soul mate, on March 8, 1967. Frank was a loving and caring husband and father. Their greatest joy came into their lives Jan. 12, 1968, when their only son, Steven, was born.

Frank lived his life for Karin and Steve, showing how much they both meant to him in everything he did. There was hardly a day you would see Karin and Frank apart, always holding hands. The most difficult part of his life was when they lost their son, Steve, in a tragic accident.

He will always be remembered for his fairness, his kindness and his honesty in everything he did. He was a kind soul with a loving heart, and his smile and bright eyes warmed all those who knew him. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all who knew him.

Frank is survived by his wife, Karin; his brothers, John (Jackie) Wolfe of Oak Harbor, Wash., and Jim (Suzue) Wolfe of Newton Falls; his sisters, Patricia Ard of Ravenna, Gloria Ellen Burg of Solon and Darlene (Leroy) Roosa of Warren; and his many nieces and nephews. He also leaves his beloved cat, Munchie.

Preceding Frank were his son, Steven Wolfe; his parents; and his brother, Donald Wolfe.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the St. Mary and St. Joseph Parish in Newton Falls.

Frank will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery in Paris Township.

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