Richard Otto Wolf

Richard Otto Wolf, 90, of Galveston, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, TX. He was born August 28, 1926, in Galveston, and married Evelyn C. Lund on January 24, 1947. Richard worked as an electrician for 72 years, spending 48 years as a Master Electrician for Crescent Electric before his retirement in September, 1991. He loved to barbeque for others and was well-known for smoking up the neighborhood, once even causing the fire department to come out. Richard was an active member of many organizations: Tucker Lodge 297, San Felipe de Austin Commandry; El Mina Shrine Temple; IBEW Local 527; and member of the National Electrical Benefit Fund. He was also a member of Zion Lutheran Church, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, and First Lutheran Church. Richard participated in many Shriners parades and graciously donated his time and barbecue at many church and Shriner events.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Viola Wolf; his wife of 49 years, Evelyn Wolf; his nephew, Richie Charles Wolf; and his sister-in-law, Betty Wolf.

He is survived by two daughters, Karen Wolf Clark and husband, Richard; and Janis Layer and husband, Noel; brother, Herman C. Wolf; grandchildren: Lindsay Layer Griffin and husband, Ryan; Billy Bias and wife, Maria; Kelli Herz and husband, Ryan; Haley Layer; Nicolas Layer; and Summer Clark; great grandchildren: Paxton, Miley, and Paisley Herz and Averie Bias; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Richard’s family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, Friday, March 10, 2017, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 10:00 am, Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home with burial following at Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock.

Pallbearers will be Nicolas Layer, Richard Clark, Billy Bias, Ryan Herz, Jim Layer, and Butch Jewell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Anthony, Noel Layer, Sam Caminade, Paxton Herz, Ellis Perthius, and Gary Saenz.

Richard’s family wishes to extend special thanks to all of their family and friends for their prayers during Richard’s illness, as well as the staff at Morningside Manor of San Antonio and Methodist Hospital of San Antonio for their compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church or Shriners Hospital, both of Galveston.

To leave condolences or make a memorial, please visit Richard’s page at

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