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Official Obituary of

Barry Wolfe

July 11, 1952 ~ March 16, 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Barry Wolfe Obituary

Barry Robert Wolfe, known affectionately to friends and family as Barry, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2024, in York, Pennsylvania. Born in Havre de Grace, Maryland, on July 11, 1952, Barry’s 71 years of life were marked by an unwavering devotion to his family, a passion for the simple pleasures in life, and a warm spirit that drew people to him.

Barry spent a beautiful 49 years married to his beloved wife, Janet Lee Wolfe. Together, they created a legacy of love and family, including their daughter Brandy Ross and her husband Chris. He was a cherished grandfather to Dylan McEowen and Wyatt Ross and was overjoyed to be a great-grandfather to Xander. Although his sister, the late Gail Entwistle, predeceased him, Barry's memory will be kept alive by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, and a wide circle of friends whose lives he touched.

A man of many interests, Barry's love for the outdoors was evident in his enthusiasm for fishing. He cherished the times he could sit by a lake or river with his grandsons and brother-in-laws, sharing stories, laughter, and the occasional fish tale. His passion for golf provided him not just with a pastime but also with moments of camaraderie and friendly competition. Barry’s love for rock and blues music was a testament to his vibrant and soulful nature, as he found joy and solace in the rhythms and melodies that he held dear.

Barry's green thumb was well-known, as he took great pride in cultivating his flower garden. The colors and fragrances that bloomed each season were a reflection of the care and love he put into every aspect of his life. His garden was not just a hobby but a sanctuary, a place of beauty and growth that mirrored his own life’s journey.

Known for his sense of humor, Barry had an uncanny ability to light up a room with his smile and a well-timed joke. His laughter was infectious, and his presence was a source of comfort and joy to all who knew him. Barry’s kindness was felt by everyone he met, and his loving nature made him a cherished figure in his community.

Throughout his life, Barry enjoyed visiting family in Columbia, Kentucky, where he shared in the warmth and bonds of kinship. These visits were a source of great happiness for him, a chance to reconnect with roots and create lasting memories with those he held close to his heart.

In every role he played, whether as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, or friend, Barry embodied the words loving and kind. His legacy is one of compassion, laughter, and an unwavering commitment to the people he loved. As we say goodbye to Barry, we celebrate the remarkable man he was and the countless ways he enriched our lives. His memory will be treasured in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know him, and his spirit will continue to guide us in the love and light he shared so freely.

Barry’s life was a tapestry woven with love, laughter, and the beauty of everyday moments. As we reflect on his journey, we are reminded of the profound impact one life can have on so many. Barry will be deeply missed, but the memories he created will be cherished forever, a lasting tribute to a life well-lived.

Family and friends will honor and celebrate Barry’s life at the Evans Life Celebration Home-3 Newport Drive (Rts 23 and 24) Forest Hill on Wednesday, March 20 from 10AM-12 Noon at which time a funeral service will begin. Interment Bel Air Memorial Gardens.

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