Leroy Gerald “Jerry” Rolfes, 57, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Ocean City, Md., passed away at home, with his wife by his side, on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on Oct. 8, 1960, son of the late Gerald Gregory Rolfes and Marie (Bittner) Rolfes.
Rolfes proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He owned and operated Catz Custom Painting. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved the ocean and going to the mountains just to see the beauty of God’s creation. He was a Washington Redskins fanatic and enjoyed collecting lighthouses. He adored his wife and best friend, Lisa.
Rolfes was preceded in death by his parents and a sister-in-law, Kathy M. Tingle. He is survived by his loving wife, Lisa S. (Tingle) Rolfes; two sisters, Christine Barnickel and her husband, John, and Michele Welden, all of Baltimore, Md.; two brothers, Charles Pochepko and his wife, Chris, of Baltimore, and Gregory Pochepko and his wife, Nancy, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; his mother-in-law, Alice Tingle of Berlin, Md.; a sister-in-law, Waetina A. Tingle of Salisbury, Md.; two brothers-in-law, John Tingle of Salisbury, also of Salisbury, and Rodney Tingle of West Ocean City, Md.; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
A celebration of Rolfes’ life was scheduled for June 11, 2018, at Melson Funeral Services, Frankford, Del. Interment was to be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to Delaware Hospice; 100 Patriots Way; Milford, DE 19963. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.