Rolfe W. Rudolf

April 1, 1965November 4, 2018

Rolfe W. Rudolf, 53, a resident of Winchester, NH passed away at his home on Sunday, November 4, 2018.

He was born April 1, 1965 in Chicago IL, the son of Laurence W. and Martha A. (Williamson) Rudolf. Rolfe was a 1985 graduate of Keene High School. Rolfe then went to work at Smith Medical Company and has been with the company for more than thirty years.

He enjoyed being in the outdoors: jogging, hunting and enjoying the beauty of nature. He was also an avid animal lover and especially loved his cat, “Bailey”. He enjoyed being with his family and enjoyed working with others in the family on his Uncle Dunk’s pit-crew at the racetrack.

He is survived by his mother: Martha Rudolf of Keene, sisters: Ruth Horton and her husband Jeffrey of Palm Coast, FL and Kathryn Ward of Keene, step-sisters: Karen, Grace, Susan, Anna and Maria, his uncle: Donald “Dunk” Rudolf and his wife Mary of Keene and several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members. He is also survived by his friends and extended Smith Medical Family. He is predeceased by his father and his step-mother: Elsie Rudolf.

A Celebration of Rolfe’s Life will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 5 to 7pm at the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court St. Keene, NH. Private graveside services will be held in the Monadnock View Cemetery, Park Ave, Keene, NH at a later time.


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, November 11, 2018

Rolfe W. Rudolf

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Dophine Frazier

November 18, 2018

Rolfe was a true friend.
Troy Prevost - "Always a giver never a taker".
The Superbowl Party
I was like what did I get myself into. Here I am at Rolfe's house at a super bowl party. I look in the living room and it is wall to wall people. There were some people in the kitchen with lots of yummy food spread out onto the dining table. My 2 boys and I cannot just hang out here and eat all night while their daddy and all the other sports fans watch the game. I am not a sports fan. I wish I had stayed home with the boys. It would have been more fun for us. Rolfe saw that we felt out of place. He told me that we can go in his extra bedroom to hang out. I felt 100 percent better! Rolfe brought us in the room. He put the tv on cartoons. He got us some board games to play with plus we had brought some toys. He told us to bring our food in and we could eat it in there. We had a grand time playing games, playing with toys, eating dinner and watching cartoons! We were quite comfortable in there with the room all to ourselves. Rolfe was a great host. Rolfe had a heart of gold. He always cared about others. I love him and I will miss him dearly!

Jackie (Moore)(Donohue) Eno

November 13, 2018

Rolfe was a really sweet guy. The biggest heart anyone ever had. May you rext in peace, Rolfe. You were taken too young! Ruthie and Kathy, I am so sorry for your loss. I was very fond of Rolfe. Sending you my deepest condolences to you and yours during this difficult time.

Robert Whitney Sr

November 12, 2018

Rolfe has been a part of my memory as far back as my memory goes. Never anything but a smile came from him and,nothing but a smile caused by him. This world has lost a pure heart. I pray that our Father has received Rolfe into His care. He deserves a peaceful eternity.

Spike James aka J. Hurley

November 11, 2018

May the Choir of Angel's heralding you home, forever leave a lasting song on our hearts as we remember you.

Sandy Berry

November 10, 2018

You made my 13 years at Smiths a pleasure and often a great shared laugh. May your new life be blessed. Rest in great peace my friend.. SLB.

Bob Fee

November 9, 2018


Your kind soul and forever smile will always be remembered. You are a symbol of kindness, honesty, and true loyalty.
Godspeed to your soul friend. May you and Barry shine down on us and teach us how to love life and humanity.

David Joslyn

November 9, 2018

I shed many tears today haven heard the sad news today . Ralph was the kindest person I've ever met I knew Ralph my whole life as he grew up down the road from me on Washington Street I saw Rolfe about a year ago when I went and visit him at his home in Winchester he will be missed deeply my blessing and my prayers go out to anyone ever had the pleasure of knowing Rolfe especially his family . Sandra he up in heaven talking old times with Barry with good hope !

Mike Walker

November 9, 2018

Ralph was always a great guy
I’m very saddened by the news of his passing .
I hadn’t seen him in years but had known him most of my life.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Sandra Sharkey

November 9, 2018

I'll always remember you hanging out at our home with my son, Barry. I watched you guys grow up together. You were always a kind and trustworthy friend to all who knew you.

Kim May

November 9, 2018

Dear Rolfe,
Upon reading this, you would have made it to your final resting space by now. Your smile is as big as a 🌈 and when I look up, to talk to you I will think of all the good times and smiles we shared together. Your caring ways, and genuine heart cleared a path of purpose only you and God's love knew of. I am forever grateful to have been part of your life connected at the heart. Rest peacefully, my friend.
With light and love, your friend, Kim May