Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
Alda Mae (Force) Wolfe age 102, of Greene, passed away peacefully July 12, 2020 due to natural causes. She was born March 1, 1918 daughter of the late Lloyd D and Carrie M (Yocum) Force. In 1982 she was also predeceased by her husband, Franklin Robert Wolfe whom she married on April 2, 1939; sister, Martha R Hartman, brother, Leslie L Force, and sister, Margaret Young. Surviving are two daughters, Cara Mae Smith and her spouse, Richard D, Venice, FL and Jodie R. Gilmore, Greene; grandchildren, James (Patty), Dan, Scott (Stephanie), Christine (James) and Travis (Jennifer); great-grandchildren, Madison, Breven, Peyton, Skylar, Parker, Myah, Paige, Race, Cole, Drew, Austin G and Tina G., two sisters, Beckey Greenly wife of Paul Greenly, Bloomsburg, Pa., Joan Mosloskie, Haines City, FL as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Throughout her years she moved many times often telling stories of how she moved 25 times in 26 years in the earlier years of married life. From Pennsylvania, to California, New Jersey and ended up in Greene, New York which was “her home” and she was so happy there. For many years she worked in a Flower Shop and was a member of the Greene Garden Club along with the Sewing Club and many other organizations. She was a member of the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, Greene. Mae enjoyed doing crafts was an understatement, her hands were never still. She enjoyed crocheting hats, gloves, scarves, newborn baby clothes, dresses for her Granddaughter and of course the afghans. But her Christmas ornaments by far were most memorable. They adorn countless numbers of trees from the East to the West Coast. She loved to bake and cook and was well known for her custard, rice pudding and no one made a better apple pie than she did. The whole family came together to celebrate her 100 Birthday and even though she struggled with walking, she remained steadfast in her faith. Mae lived a full life and treasured every moment she got to spend with her family. She was Grammy to her loving family and will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts. Being a Centenarian, people often asked her what was the secret to her longevity and her answer was simple yet powerful: exercise, don’t smoke, don’t drink too much and keep your mind busy. We will leave you with how she ended every conversation or phone call “love you and God bless you”. Due to the Corona Virus graveside services in Sylvan Lawn Cemetery in Greene will be delayed until the time all family members can get together to honor Mae’s life.
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