Sacramento March 29, 2017 – Firefighters will gather together to pay their respects to CAL FIRE Local 2881 Past President, Robert “Bob” Theodore Wolf, as well as to his family, who passed away suddenly on March 2nd in Arizona. A memorial service will take place Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Bob passed away peacefully in his sleep after spending time with his family watching the San Francisco Giants spring training in Arizona.
“Bob Wolf was larger than life as a labor leader and advocate for CAL FIRE Firefighters,” said Chief Ken Pimlott, CAL FIRE director. “At the same time, he was a caring, passionate person and a great friend. He will be truly missed.”
Robert “Bob” Wolf was the longest serving president of CAL FIRE Local 2881, the third largest firefighter union in North America. Bob grew up in fire stations around the state as his father, who worked for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, CAL FIRE, transferred among the various CAL FIRE Units. In 1978, after graduating from Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, he immediately followed his father into the fire service. He spent his entire career in CAL FIRE and promoted through the ranks before retiring as a Battalion Chief. Bob never wanted to be anything but a firefighter. During his remarkable career, he earned the respect of his colleagues as one of the best and the brightest of our profession. He made a significant difference in the lives of his firefighters as well as the public.
“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!”, said CAL FIRE Local 2881 President, Mike Lopez.
Location: Sacramento Convention Center Date: Saturday April 1, 2017
1400 J Street When: 1 p.m.
Cards can be sent to the family in care of:
The Wolf Family
c/o CAL FIRE Local 2881
1731 J Street Suite 100
Sacramento, Ca 95811