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Harry E. Wolf ’41

Harry Edward Wolf ’41, July 19, 1999, in Bethesda, Maryland, of brain cancer. Following graduation, he moved to Washington, D.C., where he received a master’s degree in physics from the University of Maryland and began a 34-year civilian career in the Naval Ordnance Laboratory. He traveled throughout the world, working on technical Navy projects, including a project in Turkey, where he helped map the Sea of Marmora to plan for possible minefields that would block the Soviet Black Sea Fleet in time of war. He received the U.S. Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award. In the ’50s and ’60s, he taught mathematics at the University of Maryland’s university college. During the past 25 years, he was a wine consultant and taught wine courses through the Towson State University extension division. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Simmons Wolf ’36, two children, and two grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 1999

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