Jules Harris Wolf, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother died peacefully at home on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at age 78. After a long battle with cancer, his body gave out, though his mind and spirit never quit. He fought hard until the end and truly did it his way, surrounded by loved ones.
Jules is survived by his wife of 36 years, Beverly K. (Carlson Roberto) Wolf of High Point; sons Alan Wolf of Tampa, FL and Scott Wolf of Bradenton, FL; step-daughters, Liz (Chris) Bailey of Okemos, MI, Laurie Gerhard of Charlotte, Pam (Chad) Stahl of Flowery Branch, GA, Jodi (Rodney) Roberto Hancock of Holt, MI and Cristie (Richie) Williams of High Point; sisters, Gina Wolf of Alpharetta, GA and Beve Wolf (Chat Mang Kang) of Alpharetta, GA; and 12 grandchildren: Reilly, Tony, Nick, Brittany, Lisa, Chris, Ryan, Cross, Cami, Kaitlyn, Andy, and Austin. He is preceded in death by his parents Ted and Gussie Wolf.
Jules was born in Passaic, NJ and grew up in Hollywood, FL. He served in the United States Air Force and received his bachelor’s degree from Florida International University and his master’s degree from Florida Atlantic University. He enjoyed his career teaching dental technology at Lindsey Hopkins Technical College in Miami.
Known as Coach Wolf too many, Jules spent more than 20 years coaching youth softball in Hollywood at South Broward High School and Rotary Park. His teams won many championships, including the 1983 Florida High School state title. Jules was named the “Softball Coach of the Year” by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association that same year. His players still remember him as a dedicated and caring coach who pushed them to be their best, on and off the field. As a coach and mentor, he invested in them because he saw their full potential. In retirement, Jules continued coaching baseball and basketball in High Point up until a few years ago. Coaching these young athletes was one of his greatest joys and he loved staying connected with his players through the years.
It was through coaching where he and Bev met, when she was volunteering as a team scorekeeper. Bev was a widower with five daughters, which would have scared most men away, but Jules stepped up to the challenge. Through the years, their combined family of seven kids grew with the addition of their sons-in-law and 12 grandchildren.
Together Bev and Jules had many adventures, including numerous moves throughout Florida, Georgia and North Carolina and sharing their passions for travel, tennis, baseball, and cooking. Jules was a lifetime Atlanta Braves fan, who also enjoyed following Appalachian State and University of Florida athletics. His active lifestyle also included spending time with friends and family, playing with his dogs, bowling, riding motorcycles and sports cars, and following the grandchildren’s activities.
Jules will be remembered as a kind and loving man who was up for any adventure. He believed in always doing the right thing and was happiest at home alongside Bev. Their loving partnership serves as a great example for all of us. Although we all miss him terribly, we are thankful he is no longer in pain.
Due to Covid-19, a private family gathering will be held later.
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