J.S. “Stew” Wolfe of 2200 King Drive, Hermitage, passed away of natural causes at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2006, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System after a brief illness. He was 84.

Born on Aug. 3, 1921, in Des Moines, Iowa, Mr. Wolfe was the son of John William Wolfe Jr. and Martha Young Wolfe.

A 1938 graduate of Sharon High School, he was owner from 1969 to 1984 of the former Wolfe Motors in Greenville. His father started the business in 1939.

Stew served in World War II in the Coast Guard as a machinist, touring in North Africa, Sicily and Italy and participating in the invasion of Normandy, France.

Stew was an avid golfer who belonged to Greenville Country Club. He also was a member of Free and Accepted Masons Lodge 280 of Greenville and was a 32nd degree Mason.

For many years, he was a volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels in Sharon.

Stew enjoyed his family, especially attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

As a member for more than 50 years of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Sharon, he served as a deacon and belonged to the Couplers Sunday school class.

His wife, the former Marjorie Mae Williamson, whom he married on Nov. 15, 1952, passed away on Sept. 11, 2001.

He is survived by: a daughter, Nancy W. and her husband Robert Bretz, New Bedford; two sons, Gerald S. and his wife Judith Wolfe, Sharpsville; and David L. and his wife Susan Wolfe, Chardon, Ohio; and two sisters, Emily Cooper, Warren, Ohio; and Marty Reddinger, Erie. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Besides his wife, Mr. Wolfe was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Vivian.

Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church, 263 E. State St., Sharon 16146.


J.S. “Stew,” 84, of 2200 King Drive, Hermitage.

Calling hours: Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday (3-24-06) in HAROLD W. STEVENSON FUNERAL HOME, 264 E. State St., Sharon.

Service: Funeral and committal service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday (3-25-06) in the funeral home with the Rev. Thomas Willcox, pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Sharon, officiating. Military honors will be rendered by Sharon Honor Guard.

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage.