John A. Wolfe John A. Wolfe, BA, RRT, CPFT
1951 -2006

The medical profession and the World in general have lost a brilliant mind and a champion of patient care. John A. Wolfe, RRT, CPFT has passed away on 05 December 2006. John will be sorely missed by those of us fortunate enough to have worked with him, as well as by the patients that he cared for. He has touched my life and I am sure, I am not the only one, through his great jovial personality and sincere humane touch. What a loss we all feel to have John gone. Throughout the years, I found him to be the most honorable man that I have ever met, his compassion, caring, and zeal for our profession is exceptional. He will be missed, not only by his loved ones and family, but also by our entire profession. He was too young to be gone so soon!. John is survived by his wife (Pam), two children (Martin 22 and Tami 20), two brothers Roger, Gary , sister Joyce and several nieces and nephews.. May God Bless Them All.

Tribute By: Hassan S. Alorainy BSRC, RRT, FAARC
Senior Respiratory Care Specialist
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Member of the Executive and Governor for Saudi Arabia
International Council for Respiratory Care (ICRC)
Vice-Chair, International Committee American Association for Respiratory Care

Speech by Roger A. Wolfe during John's Memorial

Ladies and gentlemen, friends one and all.

Thank you for being here to celebrate the life of the marvelous man who brought us all together - John A. Wolfe.

I'm Roger A. Wolfe and i was priviliged to be both John's brother and his friend. John lived a rich life and one of his many talents was as a musician - though he took a lot of ribbing for playing the banjo.

We thought music should be a big part of this celebration and we're grateful to John's friends Jeff and Judy for setting the right tempo this afternoon.

John used to play with them, in groups called "The Hot Jam Family Band", and "Judy and The Giblets". We'll have some more music in just a bit, but we're going to take some time to give all of you an opportunity to share some of your memories of John.

One of our family's favorite stories comes from my sister Joyce. She was 11 when John was born and loved to play with dolls. So John became her living doll. She dressed him up as a girl and paraded him around the neighborhood in a baby carriage.

One night Joyce was babysitting when mom and dad were gone. It was against the house rules to listen to "Tarzan" on the radio because it was too scarry. But Joyce had it on anyway, and began fantacizing about being stalked by a Leopard - an unlikely event in Springfield, Illinois. Joyce was practicing her escape - running through the house with her "living doll" in her arms. She dropped john on his head. We've all thought, that maybe that's what made John just a little bit "different." But he was unique in such a wonderful way. He enriched all of our lives, and his spirit is with us in all of our marvelous memories. Please share them this afternoon. Introduce yourself, and say how you knew John. We'll start with one of John's oldest friends who came here from half way around the world - Hassan.