Dayton Clark (Corby) Wolfe ’53 died on November 26, 2021, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
(The following was provided by the Clemmons Courier on November 30, 2021)
Dayton Clark (Corby) Wolfe, 90, of Bermuda Run, passed away peacefully at Novant Forsyth Medical Center surrounded by his four children. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to the late Alexander and Sarah Clark Wolfe. He moved to Wellesley, Massachusetts, at an early age and graduated from Wellesley High School in 1949. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. From 1953 to 1957, he flew in a fighter intercept squadron of the U.S. Air Force, being honorably discharged as a first lieutenant. He was employed by the Otis Elevator Company for six years in the New England area, then moved to Toledo, Ohio, to join Haughton (later Schindler) Elevator Company in 1963. He retired as executive vice president of Schindler in 1986. From 1987 to 1994, he served as a consultant to developers, building owners and architects. After retirement in 1995, he and his wife, Barbara, moved to Pinehurst and then to Bermuda Run in 2006. Wolfe had been active in many civic and volunteer groups. In Pinehurst, he served as president of the Pinehurst Civic Group, chairman of the Pinehurst Community Appearance Commission, and as a member of the Comprehensive Long Range Steering Committee. He also served on the Board of Trustees of St. Joseph of the Pines. He was a member of the Pinehurst Country Club. While living in Toledo, he served as president of the Toledo Country Club and senior warden of Saint Michaels in the Hills Episcopal Church. He was also a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Elevator Contractors. At Bermuda Village, he served for two years as president of the Bermuda Village Residents Association. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Barbara VanVranken Wolfe. Surviving are his children, Sarah Wolfe Goodman of Emerald Isle, Teresa Wolfe Plain of Eagle, Colorado, Gregory Alexander Wolfe of San Francisco, California, and Timothy William Wolfe of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and his faithful four-legged friend, Churchill.