Paul Zolbe, 80, a 30-year resident of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Feb. 4, 2017, with his loving wife at his side, after a 15-month battle with cancer. Zolbe was born to William Zolbe and Geraldine (Howell) Zolbe on Oct. 15, 1936, and raised in Johnstown, Pa., where he met and married Carolyn Ann Clark. They were married for 61 years.
Zolbe was a teacher before entering the FBI in 1965. He retired from the FBI as section chief of uniform crime reporting. He carried a master’s degree in forensic science. After retiring, he split his time between Arlington, Va., and Ocean View, Del., working part-time as a hearing officer for the Justice Department.
Zolbe was preceded in death by his granddaughter Leslie. He leaves behind three children, Paul August Zolbe Jr. and his spouse, Piedad, Matthew and his spouse, Kathleen, and Grace, as well as his grandchildren, Paul Zolbe III, and Laura, Taylor, Christian and Jessica.
In lieu of flowers, Zolbe requested people give their honey a hug. A funeral service was scheduled for Feb. 16, 2017, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach, Del.