Marjorie Wolfe, 96, Riverside WWII Veteran, Artist

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GREENWICH, Conn. – Marjorie Easterling Wolfe of Riverside died Dec. 3 of sudden heart failure. She was 96.

A World War II veteran, Wolfe was treasurer of the Old Greenwich Art Society for 20 years.

Wolfe was born April 11, 1916, in Euclid, Ohio to Grace and Ernest Easterling. She worked as a stenographer at Republic Steel Corporation before joining the Navy in 1943 with the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, (WAVES) and serving in the Bureau of Personnel in Arlington, Va.

After her discharge in 1946, Wolfe attended Cleveland College of Western Reserve University on the G.I. Bill. She met her future husband, William G. Wolfe, while on a book line. She graduated in 1949 with a bachelor’s degree in art history and worked for an interior decoration firm before becoming a librarian at the college.

She was married in 1950 and had two daughters. The family moved to New York in 1959 and to Riverside in 1963. After raising her daughters, Wolfe worked as executive secretary of the Greenwich Garden Education Center for 10 years.

She was a deacon at First Presbyterian Church and was a founding members of the church hand bell choir in 1989. She was also an active member of the Greenwich Symphony Guild for many years.

Wolfe also developed a talent for drawing and painting, winning many awards for her water color, pastel and colored pencil artwork. In 1986, she was elected to the board of directors at the Art Society of Old Greenwich.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Kathryn Whitehead, of Thomaston, Maine, and Janet Doores, of South Hill, Va., and Gracia, Costa Rica.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, at First Presbyterian Church in Greenwich. A reception will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church music department.

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