In Memory

Janice Wolf (Teacher)

It is with a heavy heart to announce the passing of another one of our teachers. Mrs. Janice Wolf died on December 7, 2017. ( She was not only my teacher, but a very special friend of many years.

Jan and I stayed in contact from the final days at Mac up until a few short weeks ago. I received notice of her death in her final Christmas card. She wrote a beautiful card with all of her yearly "doings". Her children enclosed a warm note telling of her passing.

Jan was a world traveler, with many yearly trips going "somewhere". My family and I were lucky enough to have her as a guest in our Washington home. We in turn stayed with her in San Antonio. She was a lovely lady and a gracious hostess. She will be greatly missed.

Sandy De Lane (Gray)


January 4, 1923 - December 7, 2017
Janice Ruth Wolf was born Jan. 4, 1923 to Albert and Helen Arnholt in Loudonville, Ohio. She had one brother, Robert Arnholt. She was valedictorian of Loudonville High School in 1941 and graduated cum laude from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1945. Janice was active in Phi Beta Kappa and other organizations while in college. After graduation she taught business classes at Bellvue High School. In 1948 she went back to her home town of Loudonville to teach high school. Janice met and married the Rev. G. Edward Wolf in 1949 and became a Lutheran minister's wife for 40 years. They had three children, David, John, and Joanna. They moved from Ohio to New York City for five years before coming to San Antonio, Texas in 1962, where they stayed.
After the move to San Antonio she taught typing, shorthand and general business at MacArthur High School until she retired in 1984. Jan was special to many of her students, including some who have kept in touch with her over the many years. Summers were often spent traveling around the United States tent camping. Her passion for travel led her to visit friends in Argentina; gaze at birds and wildlife in East Africa; mount an elephant for a week's safari in India; helicopter in Alaska and Hawaii; and cruise the Caribbean and Mexican Riviera. Her last "big" trip was with her daughter Joanna to South Africa in 2006, where she rode an ostrich and flew in a two-seater plane over Victoria Falls.
Janice was involved with many civic and social activities, including Founder Lions Club, the Lighthouse for the Blind, where she served on the Board, and the Low Vision Resource Center - Owl Radio. She also enjoyed the local swimming pool and founded the group that plays bridge at the Harmony Hills Cabana Club. She also played bridge with various other groups, and enjoyed listening to Talking Books, attending the theater and visiting museums. She was part of a "Grief Group" that was formed over 12 years ago to provide support to people who had lost a loved one. Some of the members still get together and now refer to themselves as the "Jolly Grief Group." During her time "reading" on the air for Owl Radio she became an avid San Antonio Spurs basketball fan. She had to learn how to pronounce the players' names as she read during the hour that was the Express-News Front Page and Sports sections.
Janice was loved by all who knew her and that included a large extended family. She enjoyed attending the Wolf Reunions that take place every two years, and was very disappointed that she was not able to attend the 2017 reunion. She was preceded in death by her husband Ed, her parents and her brother Robert. Janice leaves her three children, David, John and Joanna, five grandchildren, Matthew Wolf (Tiffany), Elena Wolf Drahn, Justin Wolf, Blake Wolf and Emilia Wolf and three great grandchildren. For those who want to give a remembrance you may do so to Texas Lion's Camp in Kerrville Texas; Shepherd King Lutheran Church of San Antonio; Zion Lutheran Church of Danville OH; American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Sunset Funeral Home, 1701 Austin Highway. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Shepherd King Lutheran Church, 303 W. Ramsey Rd. with a private Entombment to follow later that day at Sunset Memorial Park. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.sunsetfuneralhomesa.

Published in Express-News on Dec. 10, 2017