ELIZABETH, CO - JUNE 9: Wedding of Stephanie Wolf and Mason Taylor at their family farm on June 9, 2018, in Elizabeth, Colorado. (Photo by Daniel Petty/A&D Creative)

Herbert Larry Wolf passed away May 11, 2021, at age 81 in his home in Sarasota, Fla. The cause of death was cancer.

Born in Macon, Ga., in 1939, he graduated from Macon’s Lanier High School in 1960. Attending the University of Georgia, he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi, and graduated in 1964. Achieving the rank of captain with the U.S. Air Force, Herb served four years at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton. He supported troops overseas as a part of the Air Force Logistics Command. He earned a National Defense Service Medal, and was honorably discharged in August 1968.

Herb then worked in banking before co-running a family-owned dollhouse and miniatures store in Roswell, Ga. After that, he ran his own freight expediting business until retirement. He loved to crack jokes, and had a fondness for dogs, particularly his dog Misty, who lived a long life for a canine thanks to his care. Later in life, he enjoyed playing poker with his friends, socializing and reading suspense and spy novels.

Herb is survived by his wife, Joyce Wolf; his daughters, Stephanie and Jennifer Wolf; his grandchildren, Essa Wolf Taylor and Madeline Wolf O’Hair; and his brother, Leonard Wolf. He was preceded in death by his parents, Zelig and Slyvia Wolf; and siblings, Sherry Friedman and Beverly Isaac.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or The Patterson Foundation, which supports initiatives at the Sarasota National Cemetery.