Leon Aloysius Wolfe, 85, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the CalVet Home in Redding, CA.
Leon was born to Harvey J. Wolfe and Rebecca (Turgeon) Wolfe on January 9, 1932 in Grand Forks, ND and was the youngest of 7 children. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Quincy during the Korean Conflict and later settled in Sylmar, CA to raise his family and work as a barber in San Fernando, CA.
Even after retirement in Mt. Shasta, he continued to “cut hair” for many more years including giving haircuts to his close (and sometimes homebound) friends in their basements or kitchens or wherever sufficient lighting permitted. He enjoyed that banter and camaraderie of the barbershop and kept his barber’s license active for over 60 years. He had a passion for the outdoors especially fishing, boating, horseback riding and hunting. He actively volunteered for many years for the Independent Order of Foresters, American Legion Post 92 McCloud and Knights of Columbus eventually becoming a Fourth Degree Knight.
Leon was extremely proud of his three daughters, Rebecca Wolfe Mumford (Tom) of Napa, CA, Renee Wolfe Uhalde (Robin) of Cottonwood, CA, Yvonne Wolfe of Granada Hills, CA and his only grandson, John Mumford of Napa, CA. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and many special friends in San Fernando, Mt. Shasta, McCloud and the CalVet Home in Redding.
A Rosary will be held at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017 followed by a Funeral Mass at 12 noon at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Mt. Shasta, CA. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Knights of Columbus Chalice Fund, c/o St. Anthony Catholic Church, 507 Pine St., Mt. Shasta, CA 96067.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at the CalVet Home in Redding for their loving care and support.