William Vincent Wolfe
William Vincent Wolfe
  • July 19, 1925 - May 13, 2017
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

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William Vincent Wolfe, 91, known as "Bill," passed away on Saturday, May 13th, 2017. Born on July 19th, 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana; he was the son of Dr. Frederick Jacob Wolfe and Elizabeth Bernard Wolfe. Bill graduated from Jesuit High School in New Orleans before receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Marine Engineering from the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. He served in the US Navy, receiving an honorable discharge in 1951.

Bill met his wife, Simone Delprat, while working as a Marine Engineer on the ship "The Elizabeth Lykes" in 1952. Married a year later, they enjoyed 64 years of marriage while raising their four children, Monique, Michelle, Eric and Nicole.

Bill enjoyed watching the stock market, football, reading, photography and learning new things. Even at the age of 91, he could be found reading a new book on health, Nutrition or Investor's Business Daily. Bill had a sweet tooth for dark chocolate and loved all dogs. On special occasions, Bill would play the accordion and sing along-completing the celebration.

Known by everyone as the "perfect man," Bill set the bar high-he was faithful, kind, considerate, appreciative, intelligent and humorous. As someone who was thankful for every day, Bill never complained about anything and was always found in a good mood, regardless of the circumstances. Bill was a role model for many of his friends and family; he was well loved by all and will be greatly missed.

He loved his family, and greatly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren in Raleigh, Isabelle and Gabrielle Streeter, and Miranda and Clementine Wolfe.