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Arthur William Wolf, Jr.

March 24, 1947 — April 8, 2024


Arthur William Wolf, Jr., 77, of Oakland died on Monday, April 8, 2024. Born on March 24, 1947 in Cumberland, MD., he was the son of the late Arthur W. Wolf, Sr. and Kathleen (Maroney) Wolf.
Art was a graduate of Southern Garrett County High School in 1965. He received his Bachelor's Degree at Resurrection College, Kitchner, Ontario, Canada, and Master's Degree in Theology at St. Mary's Seminary, Rolland Park, MD; then continued his religious studies at the Mt. Elias Discalced Carmelite Monastery, Middletown, NY.
Art was a staff member at the Sterck School/Delaware School for the Deaf, Newark, DE from 1973 to 2005. During his tenure with the school, Art served as a House Parent and Resident Advisor for over 200 boys. He was Residence Hall Coordinator, formalizing dormitory policies and training advisers. He also served as a Union Representative for the Christina School District, was Grievance Chair and President for the Christina Education Association, as well as trusted advisor and friend to his colleagues. Art started the first Boy Scout troop at Sterck and initiated many camping trips. He also served as a medic for Camp Rodney in Maryland.
Art was a lifelong parishioner at Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church.  After retirement, Brother Art served as Pastoral Associate and Council Member. He was also Liturgical Mission Team Chairperson and Trainer, Communion Minister, Sacristan, Religious Education and Faith Formation Instruction and Administrator, and American Sign Language Interpreter.  He enjoyed visiting the nursing homes and ministering to the home bound.  Art also used his skills as Liturgical Season Environment Designer, Altar Flower Arranger and Grounds Gardener.
Art 's greatest joys in life were GOD, Church, family and friends. He loved reaching out to others, getting to know new people and 'being there' for everyone. He was a real people person and enjoyed spending time socializing and eating out. He loved being an uncle - babysitting, attending school events and graduations.
His historical interests included genealogy, biographies, Colonial Williamsburg and Native American Indians. He was especially drawn to Oakland history and headed the Oakland Cemetery Committee working on gravestone restorations. He loved to travel and celebrated his heritage with a trip to Ireland. Disney World and Williamsburg were frequent destinations. He thrived on organizing events and hosting family reunions. His wit and humor (especially The Three Stooges) were enjoyed by all.
In his personal time he liked solitude while having morning coffee or high tea on the porch watching birds and enjoying his beautiful rock garden. His love of nature drew him to become a Maryland Master Gardener with display booths at the fair and Farmer's Market. He enjoyed playing the piano and pipe organ, and was also skilled in sewing church vestments and palls, costumes and more. He was a fantastic cook and baker - at home and for the church, family and friends.
He will be lovingly remembered as a man of many talents with a generous, compassionate heart.
He is survived by his siblings, David Wolf and wife Linda (Miller), York, PA; Dr. Michael Wolf, Friendsville, MD; Deborah Townsend and husband Chip, Laurel, MD; and Stephen Wolf, Oakland MD; eight nieces and nephews; eleven great nieces and nephews; best friends Mary Ellen and Fred Hillegas, Newark, DE.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Linda (Friend) Wolf.
Friends will be received at the C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., 21 N 2nd St., Oakland on Monday, April 15, 2024, from 11 AM to 1 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 208 S 4th St., Oakland, at 2 PM with Father Tom Gills as celebrant, followed by a reception at the church hall. A celebration of Art's tremendous life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oakland Cemetery Restoration Fund, 15 S Third St., Oakland, MD 21550, St. Peter the Apostle Church Museum Fund, or the National Kidney Foundation, Attn: Gift Processing at National Kidney Foundation HQ, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.
The C & S Fredlock Funeral Home is honored to be caring for Brother Art and his family.

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