Obituary: Stan Wolfe, 1951-2013
Ryan Summerlin November 1, 2013
Stan “Stanley” Wolfe, 62, died at home, surrounded by loved ones, on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, after a valiant fight against cancer. Thirty-five years ago Stan fell in love with the Grand Lake area and immediately called it home. Through his natural love for the outdoors and helping others, he found great reward in volunteering for organizations such as the Granby Ranch ski programs and National Sports Center for the Disabled Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program. Over the last four and a half years of sobriety, he developed a deepened spirituality and positive outlook on life that led him to a fulfilling life of travel, long walks and snowshoeing with Geneal whom he met at NSCD.
His love of the Martial Arts, of which he was an instructor for many years, drove him to achieve black belts in Judo, Karate, Ikido and Self Defense. Among many other achievements, this mountain man was a Rock ‘n’ Roll drummer in several little known bands and a master of the one-liner.
He is survived by Geneal Brooks, son Ben Wolfe, daughter Alisha Dunkleberger, brothers Bruce and Jack Wolfe, and his beloved cat Max.
The memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Point Park in Grand Lake, Colo. It was Stan’s wish that any memorials to him be sent to NSCD Therapeutic Horseback Riding “THR.” Donations can be mailed to: NSCD; In memory of Stan Wolfe; P.O. Box 1290, Winter Park, CO. 80482. Or go to www.nscd.org, hit the donate now button and include “in memory of” in memo box.