It is with much sadness that I must inform you of the passing of my wife and best friend, Patricia La France Wolf. She suffered a massive heart attack on Monday, June 3rd, 2013. While all the medical team involved did their best, her injury was just too great to recover from. Pat passed away on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 at 6:10 p.m. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends, including her daughter Lorraine and myself. While it was the most challenging of days, it was also a time for family members and close friends to come together with a singularity of cause. I am proud of our family and of the friends that make up our greater household.
The measure of any person's life is their positive impact on others. Compared to this standard, Pat's life rang true and loud with a chorus of appreciation for her part in our lives. She touched so many people for so many of the right reasons. I think that is why we can all join in and celebrate this marvelous life that was lived to the fullest, and not think of anything that was lost this week. Pat may not be with us, but she will never be gone. She will always be the love of my life and I will carry her with me always. I am certain you have a special place in your heart for her as well.
I am touched by the outpouring of love and support that I have received. Be strong in knowing that Pat lived her life on her own terms right up to the very last moment. May God bless you and keep you as you receive this news.
- Perry Wolf, Temple City, Calif.
In Pat, we've lost an amazing woman and a tireless advocate for all blind people. I will always remember making my way through the crowd and giving Pat a big hug just a few weeks ago in Burbank.
Rest in peace, dear Pat, your light shines on.
- Don Brown, Richmond, Calif.
When I think of why I am proud to be a CCB and ACB member, I think of Pat and her dedicated and loyal spirit of advocating passionately for the rights of blind and visually impaired folks. As I mentioned earlier this morning on a post to CCB, Pat was one of the first successful blind adults I met prior to knowing much about and even being a member of the Council. Having met her through local channels in the early '90s while transitioning from high school to college, I met Pat and to this date am ever so grateful for her guidance, advice and grace.
- Richard Rueda, Union City, Calif.