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Jonathan Sands Wolf

July 13, 1953 — May 1, 2017

Jonathan “Jolly” Sands Wolf, 63, of Torrington, CT, died May 1, 2017, after a protracted battle with cancer.  He was born July 13, 1953, in Sharon, CT, and was the son of the late George W. Wolf, Jr. and Jeanne S. Wolf.  Jon lived and worked in Falls Village his entire adult life, and managed various properties in the area.  He recently moved to Torrington, CT, to be near his family and the medical care he needed.  John was nicknamed “Jolly” as a toddler, and anyone who knew him understood why.  He will be remembered for his remarkable spirit and positive outlook, even when illness overtook him; it was impossible not to be lifted by his presence.  Jon’s joy of life was infectious.  A true character in the very best sense of the word, he met everyone from every walk of life with a smile, a story, and a bit of fun.

John graduated from The Fay School, The Storm King School and from Lyndon State College.  He was not only an exceptional athlete but a well-liked and respected leader on whatever team he was part of.  He won numerous awards and was elected to the Storm King Athletic Hall of Fame in three sports.  Jon continued playing sports and coaching well into his adult life.

Above all, Jon loved his family and friends.  He maintained friendships from long ago and was a devoted father.  Jon leaves behind his daughter, Keeley Walcott, of Hartford, CT and her two children, Troy Jr. and Brielle, as well as his son, Tim Wolf, of Torrington, CT.  He also leaves his partner, Pat Lucas, and his two brothers, Skip Wolf, of NB, Canada, and Peter Wolf of Lime Rock, CT and their families.  Jon was predeceased by his son-in-law, Troy Walcott, Sr., of Hartford.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Cook Funeral Home in Torrington.  A memorial service celebrating Jon’s life is planned for a later date.  The family asks that donations be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.   www.cookfuneralhomect.com


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