Surrounded by family and friends, Jerry D. Wolfe, 84, passed away after a brief struggle with cancer on July 6, 2018, at the Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver, Wash. Born in Westport, Wash., to Joe and Sarah Hasbrouck, Jerry, the youngest of 11 children, was raised in Cosmopolis, Wash. He graduated from Aberdeen Weatherwax High School in 1952. Jerry joined the Navy serving as a Marine Corp medic during the Korean War. He later joined the Washington National Guard and served as past Post Commander for the American Legion.
Jerry was predeceased by his wife Carolyn in 1974. He is survived by his loving wife Judy Wolfe; his sister Bobby Stevens, three children Jerry Jr., Catherine and Lisa; and two grandchildren Jacqueline and Mitchell. Jerry loved large family reunions at Winchester Bay with his sisters, nieces and nephews. He loved Cannon Beach, Fourth of July Parades and Happy Hours with his Cannon Beach family of friends, children and grandchildren. And he cherished his family and big holiday dinners, cooking Christmas Prime Rib with Jerry Jr., Lisa and Catherine.
Jerry worked for L.G. Isaacson Co., and Industrial Electric Service in Aberdeen, Wash. for many years before moving to Vancouver, Wash. and working with Carmody Company, Inc. After retiring in 1999, Jerry worked part time as a handyman doing minor home repairs and yard work for senior citizens. He managed Lisa and Judy’s Vancouver Farmers Market booth for ten years selling jewelry and wire art on Saturdays. But Jerry’s favorite career was service. He worked the last 14 years, until his death, as courtesy clerk and all around part time handyman at the Heritage Safeway in Vancouver. Jerry’s coworkers became Safeway family and many customers became friends. And Jerry enjoyed serving as usher and dishwasher with other members of his parish family worshiping Sundays at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Vancouver, Wash.
A memorial service to celebrate Jerry will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 805 SE Ellsworth Road, Vancouver WA, 98664 on Aug. 25, at 3 p.m. A reception will immediately follow the service. Memorial donations in memory of Jerry may be made to the Ray Hickey Hospice House, 2112 E. Mill Plain Blvd. Vancouver, WA 98664.