Celebration of life for wrestling coach killed in Vegas

Bill Wolfe Jr.

A celebration of life service for Bill Wolfe Jr., 42, Pennsylvania wrestling coach who was one of 58 killed at the mass shooting at an outdoor country music concert in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 1, has been scheduled for this week.

The tribute service to honor the coach of the Shippensburg elementary wrestling program will take place Friday, Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University. Pastor Steve DiBiase will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bill Wolfe Children's Fund, c/o Members 1st, P. O. Box 2110, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

Condolences may be expressed online at the funeral home's website.

A GoFundMe page has been established to assist the family with expenses.

William W. "Bill" Wolfe Jr., was born on October 15, 1974, in Carlisle, Pa., the son of William W. and Linda D. Hershey Wolfe, of Shippensburg. Pa.

Wolfe was a 1993 graduate of the Shippensburg Area Senior High School, where he was a varsity wrestler. He was a 1998 graduate of Shippensburg University's Applied Physics/Engineering Dual 3-2 program, earning a Physics degree at Shippensburg University and completing his Engineering degree at Penn State's main campus. At the time of his death, Wolfe was employed by Dewberry Engineers, Inc., Carlisle, as a senior project manager. He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Society of Highway Engineers.

Wolfe attended the Newburg First Church of God.

According to his funeral home obituary, Wolfe enjoyed various outdoor activities -- including hunting and fishing -- and country music. He and his wife Robyn were in Las Vegas at the Jason Aldean concert on Sunday, Oct. 1 to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Bill Wolfe is survived by two sons, Ethan Robert Wolfe and Trevor William Wolfe; one brother, Scott W. (Cathy) Wolfe; one sister, Tammy J. Scull; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Steve and Cherie Finkey; a brother-in-law, Joseph W. Finkey, all of Shippensburg; a sister-in-law, Stephanie (David) Parson of Chambersburg, a brother-in-law, Ken Scull of Tennessee; five nieces; and one nephew.


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