Richard Otto Wolf

August 28, 1926 - March 3, 2017
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Richard Otto Wolf, 90, of Galveston, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, TX. He was born August 28, 1926, in Galveston, and married Evelyn C. Lund on January 24, 1947. Richard worked as an electrician for 72 years, spending 48 years as a Master Electrician for Crescent Electric before his retirement in September, 1991. He loved to barbeque for others and was well-known for smoking up the neighborhood, once even causing the fire department to come out. Richard was an active member of many organizations: Tucker Lodge 297, San Felipe de Austin Commandry; El Mina Shrine Temple; IBEW Local 527; and member of the National Electrical Benefit Fund. He was also a member of Zion Lutheran Church, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, and First Lutheran Church. Richard participated in many Shriners parades and graciously donated his time and barbecue at many church and Shriner events.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Viola Wolf; his wife of 49 years, Evelyn Wolf; his nephew, Richie Charles Wolf; and his sister-in-law, Betty Wolf.

He is survived by two daughters, Karen Wolf Clark and husband, Richard; and Janis Layer and husband, Noel; brother, Herman C. Wolf; grandchildren: Lindsay Layer Griffin and husband, Ryan; Billy Bias and wife, Maria; Kelli Herz and husband, Ryan; Haley Layer; Nicolas Layer; and Summer Clark; great grandchildren: Paxton, Miley, and Paisley Herz and Averie Bias; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Richard’s family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, Friday, March 10, 2017, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 10:00 am, Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home with burial following at Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock.

Pallbearers will be Nicolas Layer, Richard Clark, Billy Bias, Ryan Herz, Jim Layer, and Butch Jewell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Anthony, Noel Layer, Sam Caminade, Paxton Herz, Ellis Perthius, and Gary Saenz.

Richard’s family wishes to extend special thanks to all of their family and friends for their prayers during Richard’s illness, as well as the staff at Morningside Manor of San Antonio and Methodist Hospital of San Antonio for their compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church or Shriners Hospital, both of Galveston.

To leave condolences or make a memorial, please visit Richard’s page at

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, March 10, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017

Time: 10:00 am

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017

Time: 11:30 am

Grace Memorial Cemetery


, Hitchcock, TX,

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First Lutheran Church

Phone: 4097628477

2415 Winnie
Galveston, TX 77550
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Shriners Hospital for Children

815 Market Street
Galveston, TX 77550
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Born: August 28, 1926
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Keith Kershaw posted on 3/11/17

My prayers are with your family Mr. Wolf was such an amazing man and any one lucky enough to have met him never forgot how amazing he was. May God give you peace in your heart that Mr. Wolf is with him in heaven and back with the love of his life .


Jim and Jo Anne Gilmore posted on 3/10/17

We were so sorry to read your Dad had passed away. He was such a kind and caring person. I felt bad in church one night and he and Nora were so concerned that they kept asking if I was okay. Please know that we are praying for you and your family. Please call if you need anything.


Amber Jinkins posted on 3/8/17

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with the family at this difficult time. I wrote your name in the sand, but the waves washed it away. I wrote your name in the sky, but the wind blew it away. So I wrote your name in my heart, and that’s where it will stay, always”