US Marine Corporal Adam M Wolfel, born February of 1991, in St Marys, Pennsylvania, beloved son of Michael and Jane Ritter Wolfel; beloved brother of Amanda; beloved father to his son, Poston Wolfel.
Adam was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 2009.
After graduation, he joined the United States Marine Corps and operated as an 0311 rifleman and 0331 machine gunner. Adam’s natural leadership qualities were evident throughout his deployments to Marjah, Afghanistan with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, Fox Company; and to Okinawa, Japan with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, India Company. He was honorably discharged in October of 2013 as a decorated corporal.
Following his military service, he was employed by Allegheny Electric Service. In August of 2014, he had enrolled in the Electrical Technology program at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, where he had just recently finished his first semester.
As a true Elk County native, he was an avid outdoorsman, gun enthusiast, and enjoyed riding his pit bike. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his son, Poston.
Adam is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Joan Ritter, his paternal grandparents, Richard and Judy Wolfel, and his paternal great-grandmother, Virginia Herzing, all of St. Marys. He is also survived by the following aunts and uncles, John (Patty) Ritter of Weedville, Cecelia (Mark) Bienkowski of Johnsonburg, Mark (Tina) Ritter of St. Marys, Joyce (William) Walker of Fairlawn, Ohio, Michael (Shawna) Ritter of St. Marys and Mark (Angie) Funair of St. Marys. Adam is also survived by his girlfriend, Katelynn Nussbaum of Kersey, as well as numerous cousins, friends and Marine brothers.
Cpl Adam M Wolfel lost his battle with PTS, December 13, 2014. He was 23 years old.