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Obituary: Clyde A. Wolf – Baseball 1955-58 and HPE faculty 1966-93 – Jan. 10, 2000

Clyde A. Wolf  


LAFAYETTE – Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, in Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers for Clyde A. Wolf, 67, who died Monday, Jan. 10, at his residence in Lafayette. The Rev. Kenneth Burke, pastor of First Lutheran Church, will officiate. Interment will take place in Fountain Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Mr. Wolf, born in Chicago, was a native of Newton, Ill., and the son of the late Christian A. Wolf and the former Esther Garbe and had been a resident of Lafayette since 1955.

Clyde came to Lafayette in 1955 on an SLI (USL) Baseball Scholarship. Upon graduation in May 1958, he began teaching and coaching at Cecilia High School, and then moved to Carencro High School where he taught for several years.

At the same time he earned his masters degree in education, administra-tionsupervision with a minor in math. In 1966 he began teaching at USL in the health and physical education department, where he served as coordinator at the Men’s Physical Education Division.

Upon retirement he continued to teach at the University (USL) part time. He coached Little League baseball and played recreational baseball and basketball. Mr. Wolf was a member of the’ Southwest Louisiana Referees Association, the Acadiana Golf Society and the Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Clyde was an avid tennis and golf player and cherished the time he spent with family and his time on the water, fishing. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Germany during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, the former Ruth Baudoin of Lafayette; two daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and Tom Davis and Andria and Bryan Billeaud, all of Lafayette; one son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Susan Wolf of Youngsville; two brothers, Dallas and Charles Wolf, both of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren, Jordan, Brant and Kelsye Davis, Hunter Guchereau, Tucker and Cole Billeaud, Samantha and Katie Wolf.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one grandson, Trent Guchereau. Pallbearers will be Tom Davis, Bryan Billeaud, Hunter Guchereau, Jordan Davis, Brant Davis and Bobby Petit-fils.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tucker and Cole Billeaud. The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday and that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. The Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, are funeral directors in charge of arrangements.

Cindy P. Landry | Micro Information Systems Specialist 1
University of Louisiana at Lafayette | Advancement Services
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Athletic Network Footnote by Dr. Ed Dugas.

Click here for the profile of Clyde Wolf.

Click here for Clyde with the HPEM Club in 1976.

Click here for Clyde with the 1977 HPEM Club.

Click on Photo Gallery – Baseball – Years 1955-58 to view photos of Clyde and his teammates.

Clyde at first base in 1957. He was also a team leader in home runs.


Clyde was a full-time faculty member from 1966-87, then worked as an adjunct professor from 1987-93. He taught the off season baseball program in the fall and also the conditioning class to athletes.
Highly respected as an outstanding activity instructor, he was highly skilled in many activities.