Walter McI. Wolfe
Colonel, United States Army
W. M’L. WOLFE, A CIVIL ENGINEER
Northeastern Construction Company Vice President Succumbs At The Age of 49
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 11, 1937 – Colonel Walter McI. Wolfe, Baltimore civil engineer prominent in reserve Army activities here for many years, died today of a heart attack at the University Club. Colonel Wolfe, who was 49 years old, was vice president of the Northeastern Construction Company.
A Captain in the Sixth Engineers during the World War, he remained active in the Army Reserves, heading the 375th Reserve Regiment of Engineers until his retirement last December.
He also was a leader in the affairs of the society of the Third Division. He was its vice president for the Third Corps Area, and took part in the annual meetings both of the national society and of the Baltimore branch.
Colonel Wolfe was with the Sixth Engineers at the time the Third Division took over the Chateau Thierry sector of the Western front and participated in the second battle of the Marne.
Born in Chatham, New Jersey, Colonel Wolfe was a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute in the class of 1908. During his years in Baltimore he served as president of the Reserve Officers Association of Maryland and as head of the Baltimore chapter of VMI alumni.
He also was a member of the University Club, of the Rotary Club of Baltimore, of the American Society of Civil Engineers, of the Scottish Rite of Masons and of the Order of the Mystic Shrine. He was a director of the Baltimore Building Congress and Exchange.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary M. Wolfe, and a brother, William C. Wolfe.
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning.
Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.
Posted: 7 December 2007