Dave Wolf Jr., a successful insurance executive who was known for his sense of humor, community service and wide circle of close friends, passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. He was 86.
Born May 8, 1930, in Richmond, Va., to Henriette and Dave Wolf, Dave was an only child. He was a proud graduate of Washington and Lee University, where he studied history. Dave enjoyed a long and successful career in the insurance business. He started in the business in 1952 with Markel, a wholesale insurance broker, where he was an underwriter who specialized in the transportation industry. He became a partner in Atlanta with Irby Sewell/Southeastern Aviation Underwriters. He later sold the business and continued to work in the insurance industry for many years. He was known for his integrity and loyalty to clients and colleagues.
In 1959 he married Jackie Rose. They met at the Standard Club in Atlanta. They had a long and happy marriage and were true partners. Dave had a wide circle of close, lifelong friends. For years he attended regular lunch groups at Atlanta lunch spots. He was always the funniest person in the group. He was known for his silly handshakes, his good-natured ribbing of friends and his genuine interest in others. He also had a weekly tennis game for 60 years that was both competitive and hilarious. He could make anyone laugh. He adored his grandchildren and loved nothing more than hanging around with them and making them laugh. He was the president of the Standard Club in Atlanta and Futures, an Atlanta social club, and was a lifetime board member of the Jewish Tower in Atlanta.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Jackie Rose Wolf; daughter and son-in-law Andi and Gordie Morse; son and daughter-in-law Jeff and Toni Wolf; and grandchildren Jessica, Madeline and Carly Morse and Alexander Wolf. Sign the online guestbook at www.edressler.com. A graveside service will be held at Arlington Memorial Park, 201 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, with Rabbi David Spinrad officiating. In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Temple, 1589 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309; the William Breman Jewish Home, 3150 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30327-2108; or the charity of your choice. Shiva will be observed at the home of Jackie and Dave Wolf on Sunday and Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.