Condolences for Bob Wolf

Thank you for posting this. I am missing my best friend and love of my life. Thank you everyone for all the calls. Yesterday he met a gentleman from half moon bay at the Giants game and Bob and boasted about all his union brothers and sisters. Through your condolences I’ll stay strong.”  ~Lavonne Wolf


“Besides my mother, he was the strongest influence in my life. He loved his family, firefighters and of course the union! Bob Wolf was my hero, I will miss him. Stay Strong, Stay Proud, Stay Union!!” ~ Mike Lopez


“Brothers and sisters Yesterday was in Bobs words one the the best days of his life. We were in Phoenix to see the Sf Giants play baseball. We had great weather And seats behind home plate. He ate his favorite Dinner and went to bed passing away in his sleep. My Brother was my hero and after my Dads passing we became even closer. If I could chose when and how to die I think Bob hit it out of the park. Thank you all for the kind words”  ~Darrell Wolf


“Godspeed, Bob. Thank you for your friendship and leadership over the years. My thoughts are with Lavonne and the rest of the Wolf family RIP”  ~Ken Pimlott


“Such a strong, passionate leader and one of the most supportive bosses I’ve ever had. We went through much together and I’m so very sad. Love you, Bob — Godspeed. Your memory will live on❤ ”  ~Mary Maulhardt


I’m very sorry for your loss Lavonne. I know you will, but take comfort in knowing he was thought of so highly by so many.” ~Paul Duncan


“Bob stoked the fires of so many union members. I’ll never forget the passion he had for the Union, or how he would take us under his wing after business across the street. This is a big loss and a hard loss. Rest In Peace brother”  ~John Pearl


Bob was a great friend, dedicated leader and tremendous advocate for wild land fire fighters. He will truly be missed and never forgotten”  ~Kevin Barry O’Connor


This made me cry this morning yet I smile when reflecting back on the many times Bob made me laugh. I will miss you Bob.”  

~Shannon Alene Hale


Very sad news, Bob was a great guy to share a drink and a story with. I will miss you Bob.”  ~Dennis Scales


” Forever grateful Bob.”  ~Glenn Flamik


“Today is a sad day. Bob Wolf was a Great Union President but he was so much more. Bob stole my heart many years ago simply by the way he spoke of his wife, the love of his life. Whether it was in a public speech or a private conversation, Bob always honored LaVonne. Bob loved his family. He was an amazing Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend. He always made us feel like part of his family. I’m going to miss that man and his big bear hug and the end of our visits. Til we meet again Bob. Forever in my heart”  ~Angel O’Meara


“My first captain, one of my biggest mentors. Got me involved with our union, taught me what it meant to be a fireman. Gone to soon Bob, rest easy my brother. Prayers to the wolf family lavonne and Daryl” ~Kelly Becker


“I can’t believe he passed. He was my husband’s captain and Bob was responsible for getting my husband and I together. Knowing my parents had passed he stepped up and gave me away at our wedding. He was such a huge influence in our lives. He stepped into the dad role without hesitation when I needed one.”  ~Lisa Balch La Russo


“So sorry for your loss. My son is a Captain on the fire department in Brookings, Oregon. I know how tight these brother and sisters are. Praying for comfort for you and your family thru this difficult time.”  ~Shirley Lee


“While I am not a cal fire employee I had the honor to work with Bob on many union issues. He became my friend and was an incredible mentor. I was lucky enough to spend time at his home and around his family on occasion. I missed our rides and talks after he retired. Took a little motorcycle ride today thinking of you my old friend. Going to have some crown tonight.”  ~Sean Caywood


“To the Wolf family and those of CDF I wish to offer my sincerest condolences. I had the pleasure to work with Bob in the Riverside Ranger Unit. We worked at opening Co. 6 / RIV 13. California’s first joint fire station. May peace be with you.”  ~Bill Aviles


“Thank you Bob Wolf for all you had done in making working as a BU 8 Firefighter better for the employee. My time as a BU8 member was short 1984-88, but I realized a lot of progress, we went from working extraordinarily long hours, to more manageable hours, to better pay, to better benefits (ie Hotels) while on the line to… many more important things. You tenure is greatly appreciated! Rest in Peace Sir..”  ~Sheila Reiboldt


“We are so very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Bob was a great man, a respected leader, and a loyal friend. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to Bob’s beloved family and to the entire membership of Local 2881. Rest In Peace Bob. With our deepest sympathy, Joe, China and Joey Kerr (OC Firefighters Local 3631)”  ~China Kerr


“My heart is broken. There will never be another like him. Lavonne, Darrell and all of the Wolf clan, my deepest condolences.” ~Jeff Hawkins


“I am so very sorry, Lavonne, & totally shocked! I’m here if you need anything. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️ love & prayers for you Lavonne & boys!”  ~Gena Riede


“Thank you Bob for taking me as volunteer at 86 indio 2000. Rest in peace. God bless.”  ~Mike Snavely


Quoting Bob “Every Employee should do at least 2 years of union service during their career”.”  ~Don Ayers


“Very sad news…..forever grateful for Bob’s service. Prayers to the Wolf family”  ~Mike & Jenni Jarske


“Our hugs and prayers are with each member of the Wolf family”  ~Jessie Marie Rock Barrett


“I am deeply saddened by this news. Forever in my heart. My deepest condolences to the entire Wolf family.”  ~Darla Mills


“fought some good fire with this man back @ the fire factory 86 Indio. RIP”  ~Brandi Plaskett


Very sad to hear; what I have always remembered is “stay strong stay union.””  ~Donald Davis


“My first Captain as an LT 2 in Indio. I am shocked to hear this news. RIP Bob”  ~Don Ayers


“Bob was a mentor to us all, a leader to remember, and a kind man that deeply touched our lives. He will be missed.”  ~Matt Rahn


“My Condolences to his Family. RIP Bob!”  ~Don Higuera


😔love you Bob..”  ~Jimmy Battle Chavez


“SO sorry to hear this. Condolences.”  ~Michael Bratton


“I am greatly saddened by this. 💟”  ~Linda Green


“He was one of the best! You will be missed.”  ~JoAnn Cantos


“Sad news.”  ~Karen Gragg Laughon


“Rest In Peace Bob” ~Mark Garcie


“So sorry for your loss”  ~Karen Kiegwin


“I am so sorry… a really good person. ❤”  ~Rick Root


“My condolences to the Wolf family”  ~James Toy


“I’m so sorry Darrell. Another hero lost.”  ~Matt Kelly


“Darrell, condolences. Very sorry for your loss.”  ~Phil King


Godspeed brother.”  ~Kevin Molloy


“Our condolences, Bob was an amazing man, labor leader, friend and will be dearly missed by 372.”  ~Local 372


“Our deepest condolences for the sudden loss of Bob Wolf. Bob was a champion of labor & will be missed”  ~LA City Local 112


“In memoriam for a champion of the firefighter labor movement — Bob Wolf, longtime CAL FIRE Local 2881 president.” ~CPF


“I loved Bob, this really hurts”  ~Denis Laughon


“Shocked and saddened by the passing of Bob Wolf!! My days in RRU as a BC were made more enjoyable and comical by the presence of Bob. He was a great Fire Captain, a truly inspirational union member/officer and a wonderful human being. RIP, my friend.”  ~B. Plough













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