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Carl Wolf was a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary

Carl J.C. Wolf died on May 11, 2018, at the age of 99.  Carl was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on Feb. 16, 1919 to Otto A. and Helen Hilbert Wolf. He is predeceased by his wife, Claralice, and by his sister, Arvola.

Carl graduated from Lawrence High School, Lawrence, Massachusetts, in 1936, Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, 1940, and Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey, in 1943. He received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Davis and Elkins College, West Virginia, in 1956.

He married Claralice Hanna in August 1943.

Carl’s first pastorate was in New Bedford, Massachusetts. After that he spent 10 years as the Director of the West Virginia Mountain Project, a mission including multiple churches and a significant social ministry.

He became Associate Executive of the Synod of New Jersey and then the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Cranbury, New Jersey. From there he and Claralice moved back to missions, as Director of the Buckhorn Children’s Center in Kentucky.

They then came to Findlay, Ohio, where Carl was pastor of a church and an Associate Executive of the Maumee Valley Presbytery.  Carl and Claralice were among the first residents of the newly opened Maple Crest retirement home in Bluffton.

Carl is survived by daughters Rosemary Proctor of Toronto and Karen Wolf of Hartford, by son, Eric Wolf, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, by grandchildren Allison Proctor (Andrew Norrie) and Sam Wolf (Mary Wolf) and by great grandchildren Jackson, Sydney and Daniel.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 15, at 10:30 a.m.at the Bluffton Presbyterian Church, with reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to your church or to the charity of your choice.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted with Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.

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