April 10, 1963
UNITED STATES NAVY
Ronald Eugene Wolfe was born on July 16, 1942, in Bethel Township, Pa. He attended Scott High School in Toledo, Ohio, where he played football and was active in other school sprots. He was an avid fisherman and like hunting, swimming, skating, and surf riding. He also participated in target shooting competition.
He enlisted in the Navy from California, and received his basic training at the U.S. Naval Training Center, San Diego, prior to volunteering for submarine duty. He was accepted for training and marine duty. He was accepted for training and was enrolled as a student in the Submarine School at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London, Conn. He successfully completed the course of instruction and was graduated on March 22, 1961.
Ronald was assigned to the submarine U.S. S. Cavalla (SS 244), and on December 13, 1961, he became qualified as a submariner and was awarded his silver dolphins. He was selected for training in the sonar-plotting course at the submarine base and completed the course on August 10, 1962. On January 27, 1963, Ronald was assigned as a member of the crew of the nuclear-powered submarine U.S.S. Thresher (SSN 593).
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Patricia Louis Wolfe of Jewett City,
Conn., his father, Mr. Charles Albert Wolfe of Blythe, Calif., and his
mother, Mrs. Virginia Wolfe of Phoenix, Ariz.