Kirby Joseph Wolf

March 31, 1949December 28, 2020
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Mr. Kirby Wolf, 71, of Greensboro, died unexpectedly on Monday, December 28, 2020 at his home. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 30, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., at Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm Chapel by Deacon Jack Yarbrough.

Kirby was born March 31, 1949 in El Monte, CA, and raised in Villa Park, IL before following his beloved parents, Joseph and Sophie Borowski Wolf, to NC.

Kirby was employed at Buchanan Printing for most of his career. He was successful in sales due to his warm personality. That along with his sense of humor made Kirby friends fast, and for a lifetime. He was a member of Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church for over 20 years. He enjoyed Formula One racing, fishing trips with the guys, following Chicago Bears, Notre Dame, and the Oregon Ducks as well as disk golf in his early years. Most of all he loved spending time with his daughter Katie, his 3 grandchildren, his best friend, Sheryl Crandall and his dog, Sascha.

Kirby also leaves his brother in law, Fred Bircher, to cherish his memory.

The family will receive guests following the service at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at


  • Katie Wolf Pidi, Daughter
  • Fred Bircher, Brother-in-law
  • Amilleeo and Onyx Pidi, Grandchildren
  • Cambria Kennedy, Grandchild
  • Sheryl Crandall, Best Friend


30 January

Memorial Service

2:00 pm

Hanes-Lineberry North Elm Chapel

515 N. Elm St.
Greensboro, NC 27401


Kirby Joseph Wolf

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Tim and Tonya Kircher

January 18, 2021

We will miss our wonderful friend and neighbor, Kirby. He had a kind heart and a great sense of humor. We will miss the on going game of “someone left something in your yard”. He was truly the best neighbor and we enjoyed so many good times from backyard toast to football celebrations. We send and share condolences to Katie, Sheryl and all those who loved Kirby as we did.

Jennifer Carmichael

January 12, 2021

We are saddened to hear of Kirby’s passing. My husband and I worked with him at Buchanan Printing & Graphics. When we think of him, his big smile and sense of humor always come to mind. It was always a joy working with him! The world lost a good man. Sending our love, thoughts, and prayers of comfort to his family and friends.

- Jennifer & Jeff Carmichael

Roger & Claudia Nawrot

January 3, 2021

We remember sharing many good times during the Christmas holidays with Kirby and the rest of the family at the Nawrot house in Summit, IL. It was always a fun event with good food and great company. Kirby was a young man in the 1970s.

We visited Greensboro several times after Roger's Mom & Dad retired and moved to Georgia in 1985. After Kirby married and had Katie, he came to visit all of us along with Katie on several occasions. Kirby lovingly called Stella his "Auntie Sue". And even though they were miles apart, she never failed to remember him on his birthday.

One year, in the 1990s, Kirby drove to Atlanta and we attended the Annual Auto Show together. It was when Kirby first saw the Oldsmobile Aurora . Shortly after that, he showed up at our house in one!

Katie, we are so very sorry for your loss. Kirby was a good man. Everyone he knew loved and respected him. He had a knack for warming up to people. He will be missed and never forgotten.

To Sheryl, who was such a good friend to Kirby even after his passing, we thank you for all your kindness and care especially over the last few years. Kirby spoke highly of you and truly valued your friendship. We were glad to know that he had someone special watching out for him. And we thank you.

John and Dee Amato

December 31, 2020

As a cousin and friend, Kirby you will be sadly missed by both of us. Many memories of growing up , and our families spending time together. You and your family’s visits to Charlotte were appreciated and enjoyed. John always enjoyed your talks about racing. I am so happy we talked so recently.

Katie, our condolences to you and the kids. I know it will be a difficult time,
and a big adjustment. Sheryl, thank you for caring so much and helping .

Love from the Amato Family

Sharon Derewjanko

December 31, 2020

Katie, I am so sorry and shocked to hear about your dad. Kirby and I became close cousins when we lived in Chicago. He even moved into my apartment complex so we could get better acquainted. We had many good times, he took me and my dog, Pepper, on my first and only camping excursion. I will always remember those years and will cherish the memories. I'm happy that Sheryl will take care and love Sascha. I know how much he loved his dog and I'm sure Kirby will be watching over Sascha. Please accept my deepest condolences. He will be missed by us (his cousins), but we will never forget him.

Sheryl Crandall

December 31, 2020

My sweet, Kirb, I cannot imagine life without you. Who else will hide all my toilet paper or place dog toys in the refrigerator or other strategic places if you’re not here? Errand running will be very lonely now. I don’t know how I will ever be able to just sit on the porch in the evening and listen to music without you. And there aren’t words to express about our mutual love for Sascha, your Poochie. She is safe and loved with me, I know you know that. You were such a huge part of my life. We will carry on, but not without an immense hole in our hearts. I’m so happy you are finally at peace, but I only wish I could have helped you more in your final hours. Say hi to MPH and Clem from me. Until we meet again, we love you.

Babs Cherry

December 29, 2020

I am truly saddened to hear of Kirby's passing. Please accept my condolences and if there is anything I can do please let me know. Kirby will be greatly missed.