Elicia C. ‘Lee’ Wolf, technical editor and activist

February 12, 2013

Elicia C. “Lee” Wolf, 85, who retired in the mid-1970s as a technical editor for the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) in Alexandria, died Jan. 14 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.

She had endocarditis, a heart inflammation. A son, Lloyd Wolf, confirmed the death.

According to her son, Mrs. Wolf briefly was a city planner for Alexandria’s planning commission before joining HumRRO as a technical editor in the early 1970s.

Elicia Charlotte Intrator was a native of the Bronx, N.Y., and a 1949 political science graduate of Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. She moved to Fairfax County in 1965.

Mrs. Wolf was a past president of the League of Women Voters of Falls Church and served on the Virginia state board of the league. While on the state board, she was actively involved in the league’s ultimately unsuccessful campaign for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.

She was a docent at the Smithsonian Institution. In 2003, she donated a 150-piece Thomas Nast political cartoon collection to the Auraria Library of the University of Colorado at Denver.

Her husband of 58 years, computer pioneer Eric Wolf, died in 2007. Soon after, she moved from Falls Church to the Landow House, an assisted-living facility in Rockville.

Survivors include her two sons, Lloyd Wolf of Arlington and Dean Wolf of Fairfax County; a brother; and three granddaughters.

— Megan McDonough

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