Harry H. Wolfe Jr., 76, a dry cleaning and laundry manager in the Bethesday-Chevy Chase area for 43 years until his retirement in 1972, died Tuesday at his home in Myersville, Md., after a heart attack.

Mr. Wolfe was manager of the Bell Laundry in Chevy Chase from 1929 until 1953, when he became manager of the old Penthouse Laundry in Bethesda.

He was born in Frederick, Md., and graduated from Frederick High School, where he was a member of the football team.

Mr. Wolfe moved to Myersville about 15 years ago. He was a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a charter member of both the Bethesda Country Club and the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Lions Club. He also was activie in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Rose Clagett Wolfe; his mother, Clara V. Getzandanner Wolfe of Silver Spring; five sons, Harry H. III, of Adamstown, Md., C. Anthony, of Myersville, Walter J., of Clarksburg, Md., Charles R., of Germantown, Md., and David B. of Reston; a daughter, Rosemary W. Stewart, of Braddock-Heights, Md.; three sisters, Georgianna C. Kennedy of York, Pa., Emma Parks of Gaithersburg, and Clara V. Cosgrove of Silver Spring, 28 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Frederick County Chapter of the American Heart Association.