Cobleskill-The hearts of family, friends and pizza lovers were broken wide open on Saturday, July 24, 2021, when Scott Wolfe, Co-Owner of Wolfe’s Pizza and Wholesale, died suddenly at his home in Cobleskill, NY. A devoted family man, son, and brother he never had a bad word for anyone but an occasional dig at elected democrats in the federal government and to tease his big sister, who defended them. Dedicated to his community and the people who lived there, Scott, or Scotty Boy to his close friends and family, was a source of joy for anyone who called him friend, husband, father, uncle, cousin, or brother. Scott was 49 years old.
Born in Amsterdam, NY into a family of small business owners, Scott learned how to run a business from his grandfather, Gilbert Wolfe of Gibby’s Diner in Quaker Street, NY, his Mom and Dad, Christine and Dennis Wolfe of Wolfe’s Market and Pizza in Quaker Street, NY and his Aunt and Uncle Colleen and Glen Glindmeyer also of Gibby’s Diner.
A natural with people, headstrong and driven, Scott became a successful businessman in his own right after graduating from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island in 1992 with an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts. His first job was at the Albany Marriott working as a line cook, he was later promoted to Sous Chef. Scott struck out on his own starting with pizza at his parents’ store in Quaker Street a few years later and grew his business to also include wholesaling pizza to area school districts. Shortly after meeting the love of his life, Lenore (Massarotti) Wolfe he moved his business to Cobleskill and bought a house. He fell in love with not only Lenore, but her two wonderful sons, Danny and Mitchell and made them a family when he married her on October 5, 2013. He and Lenore have been making delicious pizza for the past 11 years. While he was in business, Scott worked alongside Lenore, his father-in-law Vincent Massarotti, his brother-in-law John Massarotti, and John’s wife Michelle, Danny and Mitchell, and countless other family members - continuing the legacy of working with family set by his grandfather, his father, and his uncle before him.
Scott loved B movies, and slapstick comedy. A fan of muscle cars, since playing with his own matchbox cars as a kid, he loved to go for adventures in his red Camaro on Sundays with Lenore. Funny, generous, and lighthearted, even his sons: Daniel Veley (19) and Mitchell Wrighter (26) would tag along from time to time, to join in the fun of teasing their mother relentlessly and belly laughing with Scott. He wasn’t particularly good at telling jokes, but he used silly voices, played practical jokes, and loved to laugh. He and his son Danny started a little YouTube show called the Dan and Scott Show filled with B comedy movie humor and a couple of wigs. If you enjoy jokes between two knuckleheads, this show is worth a watch. He loved the Raiders football team, vacations with his family, his dog Maggie, and the family cats. But most of all he was deeply loved by those that survive him, his wife, Lenore, his sons: Mitchell Wrighter and Daniel Veley of Cobleskill, NY; his Dad and Mom, Dennis and Christine Wolfe of Quaker Street, NY; his sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer Wolfe and Joshua Hickey of Long Beach, NY; his three nieces: Phoenix and Athena Hickey of Long Beach, NY, and Lisa Massarotti of Summit, NY, his in-laws, Vincent and Mary Massarotti of Cobleskill, NY and his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Vincent and Karen Massarotti of Bayshore, NY and John and Michelle Massarotti of Summit, NY; and his grandmother-in-law, June Lape. All of us are heartbroken that our Scotty Boy is gone.
The family asks that if you have ever shared a funny moment with Scotty or loved him or ate his pizza or just want to do some good for someone else, in lieu of flowers please consider donating to one or both of the following charities in his name. This is heartbreaking, but it helps so much knowing that other kids who were like Scott, will benefit from the relationships he cultivated, the business he grew in the community, and the love he received in his lifetime.
The Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley, 304 Howes Cave Rd, Howes Cave, NY 12092 or The D. Scott Wolfe Memorial Scholarship, Cobleskill Richmondville Central School District, 155 Washington Avenue, Cobleskill, NY 12043. (Make checks payable to Cobleskill Richmondville CSD and in the Memo line write, D. Scott Wolfe Memorial Scholarship).
Calling hours are Thursday, July 29 from 4-7 PM, and Friday, July 30 from 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM with a service to be held immediately following at 11 AM and will be held at The Calvary Assembly of God, 903 Mineral Springs Road, Cobleskill, NY 12043.
He will be buried at Grove Cemetery in Delanson, NY on Route 395 after the service. Please come dressed in whatever way you are comfortable. Scotty never liked suits.
A reception for all will be held at Gibby’s Diner in Quaker Street, NY. Plan to eat all of Scott’s favorites!
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm Street, Cobleskill, NY 12043.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of D. "Scott" Wolfe, please visit our floral store.
D. Scott Wolfe Memorial Scholarship
c/o CRCSD 155 Washington Ave., Cobleskill NY 12043
Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley, Inc.
PO Box 40, Howes Cave NY 12092