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Mr. Clyde Wolf (Deceased)




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To view Clyde’s obituary with links and photos in the Archived News, please click on any news story in the news box, then the archives link in the upper left which appears on the new page. Click on the January & 2000 tabs in the format on the Archives Page, then click on his obituary once that heading for the obituary appears, including any photos and footnotes which may have been included.

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Clyde served in the Army(Germany) prior to coming to SLI in 1955.

Fond memories of Clyde by Fred “Erik” Nelson and Ed Dugas are included below his obituary.

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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, 111., 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-tion/supervision 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 Referee 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
(337) 482-0928 | cpl1999@louisiana.edu

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Clyde Wolf – Hired on 09/01/1966, Assistant Professor
Retired 05/31/1987
Returned/Part-time –Night & Special Teacher 09/04/1987 -11/23/1993
Deceased – 01/10/2000

Provided by Charlene Hamilton, Human Services, UL.

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Clyde Wolf was a man among men, very gifted in many sports with his far above average reaction time. His quickness saved his team mates many games.
Clyde, Ed Dugas, Marty Bourg and I spent much of our free time together. Ed Dugas has mentioned our end of the semester fishing “rodeos”, Ed and I against Clyde and Marty. It was a contest that sometimes ending in who caught the smallest fish rather than who caught the most. Clyde and I fished together on an average of once a week. He loved to fish with worms. He would never toss his worm baited hook into the water without first spitting on the worm. He figured that would make them bite better. At times I would be catching more fish on my artificial bait than he was. He would refuse to admit that my bait was what he should change to. We always split our total catches, no matter who caught the most fish. I took him fishing one week before his passing, but he could not stay very long due to his pain.
I miss Clyde more than words can say. He was a true friend. He would help me do anything that I was taking care of on my property, big or small. Especially if he thought I needed help. And he loved to fish in my one plus acre pond. What a fine example for other young men to follow. Yes, Clyde, I miss you. Fred “Erik” Nelson

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On Monday, January 10, 2000 Clyde passed away after a one year + battle with cancer. He died quietly at home under the care of Hospice of Acadiana. Clyde had been a faculty member at USL from 1966 to 1989.

He was a tough competitor, yet had a tender, caring heart. He, Marty, Fred and I were close colleagues and very good friends. We fished together, played cards often as a group, and enjoyed each other’s company at school and in our free time.

Fred and I remained very close to him until the end. He remained the type person he always was – loved and admired by all his friends. Prior to Thanksgiving, he came to my home to cut and split his own firewood, noting that he did not want anyone to do that for him. One of the outstanding teachers in the department, he enjoy excellent student rapport as he always put them first. Clyde could work hard and play hard with the best.

Visitation at Delhomme Funeral Home will be from 9-3 on Thursday, with the service scheduled there at 3:00.

Clyde would have been 68 next month and, on a good day, he could still come very close to shooting his age in golf. He will be greatly missed. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

Peace, Ed Dugas

Please visit the Baseball Photo Gallery for the years 1955-58 for photos of Clyde and his teammates.
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