Matthew Paul Wolfe
March 25, 1973 – June 11, 2020
Matthew Paul Wolfe of Orlando, Florida, passed away on June 11, 2020, at the age of 47.
He was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on March 25, 1973. Matthew graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and had an accomplished career as a global strategic planning executive in Dallas, Texas, Orlando, Florida, and Saudi Arabia. Throughout his career, he valued his time working for Six Flags, Universal and Qiddiya Investment Company.
Matt had an amazing life and was blessed to have such incredible friends. In his earlier years he was on the Emmaus High School swim team and worked at Wild Water Kingdom and later Walt Disney World’s Typhoon Lagoon where he made lifelong friendships. Matt (“Wolfie”) greatly enjoyed playing rugby with the Dallas Harlequins Rugby Football Club and had many cherished memories with his teammates. In his spare time, he loved biking, relaxing at the beach and spending time with his “best friend”, Dallas. His kindness and thoughtfulness as well as his sense of humor will be greatly missed. He is survived by his loving family including his parents, James Wolfe Jr. and Donna Wolfe; his sister, Christina Fisher (Michael); and his three nephews, Julian Marotta, Justin Marotta, and Nathan Fisher; as well as his fiancé, Vanessa Anne More.
A memorial service will be held for immediate family at the Woodlawn Memorial Park & Cemetery in Gotha, Florida, on July 6, 2020.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Matthew Paul Wolfe
Wendy Lovett Cook
July 6, 2020
Matt was an important part of my life many years ago and I was shocked to hear of his passing. Although I was devastated by this news, I am comforted by the fact that he found success, love, and happiness in his life. I will always remember his smile, his positive attitude, and his love for his family. Rest in peace Matty.
July 6, 2020
Matt and I met early 2018 and became fast pals sharing stories of both our times at Universal Parks & Resorts. I had headed up Universal's creative team over 25 years starting with our first park, Universal Studios Florida. Matt joined after my departure where he was a key member of Universal's business strategy team. He was very proud of his contributions toward realizing Universal's Volcano Bay Water Theme Park among other projects.
We did have the opportunity to work together when he led strategic planning on “Qiddiya”, Saudi Arabia’s future entertainment, sport and cultural destination on the edge of Riyadh where I am engaged as Chairman of the Advisory Board.
We continued to be close upon his return to the states speaking nearly every day. He was very excited about planning his future together with his fiance who is an ICU nurse in Riyadh where they met.
Vanessa managed to get time off and came to visit in January 2020. I had heard many great things about her from Matt, all very obvious when we had the chance to spend time together.
Matt's gregarious personality was infectious to all who got to know him and he was highly regarded among his colleagues and friends, all who will miss him dearly.
Happy Trails Pal!
July 5, 2020
From Aunt Debbie,
I want to say that I see common facial features through our family and see a bit of Matthew in my own son Spencer and in Matthew's second cousin Alex, son of Matthew's cousin Kimberly. That similarity is a wow. I knew Matthew most before the family moved to Florida and since then admired his 'take off' into his business career across the USA and the world. Thank you Matthew for your gracious time with all of us. I am heartsick for Christina, Donna, Jim. and fiance Vanessa.
July 4, 2020
I met Matt at an event in Riyadh which I attended with my friend Vanessa. He was immediately smitten with Vanessa and I was so happy for them both when they got engaged. Matt made my friend laugh like nobody else and it was obvious that he cared deeply for her. We spent some afternoons together in the coffee shops of Riyadh . He was always lovely to be around, and a real gentleman. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Ron & Jean Searfoss
July 2, 2020
Remember having you all for neighbors for those many years ago. Especially Matt with the fishtank and all the challenges before cell phones. We are so so sorry for your loss. From the obit he certainly was active and very successful as well as truly loved.
Our hearts go out to you.
Ron & Jean
John Ervin Marasigan
June 30, 2020
I met Matt through Vanessa in Riyadh. You were such a great guy with a big heart. Thank you for loving my friend. You will be missed.
June 29, 2020
Met Matt in Riyadh through my girlfriend, Vanessa. He was a great guy. Always had a fun conversation, good times with him. He made Vanessa the happiest, treated her like a queen. I wish you were still here, Matt! You will be dearly missed.