W6HHN - 1996

Irwin R. Wolfe
QCWA # 245
Born in Russia 1904
President, Director,
Entertainment Director
Chapter 11
Palo Alto, CA

Irv's license expired August 30, 1998


From the 1953 QCWA Yearbook




August 25, 1996


Summer Journal 1996
Irv Wolf's life was a long one, and closely tracks that of radio (ham and otherwise) as though they were twins. Irv became a silent key recently, but remained active to the end of his almost 92 years. Besides being a long-time NORCAL Chapter 11 Board Member and Entertainment Chairman, his voice was almost always heard on both the chapter's Saturday VHF net and the Sunday HF net. He was honored at a special chapter luncheon in April, where old-timers related stories of how it was in the old days. Irv's life story is as interesting as any of those tales.

Although born in Russia, Irv came to the US as an infant. He was raised in Brooklyn, New York - teh same place as teh better know George Burns. They were both involved in broadcasting and vaudevuille, although in different ways - as interesting aside. Over teh yuear, Irv was primarily involved with radio in some form, and secondarily with entertainment, poetry, and later family. He wrote many articles for ham radiopublications, including QCWA.

Jim Williams Sr, K6HIO