Victor Wolf Jr., 59, a retired Foreign Service officer who had wide experience as a consular official in the Middle East and in Eastern Europe, was killed Dec. 18 when he was struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in Silver Spring.
A spokesman for the Montgomery County police said Mr. Wolf suffered fatal head and internal injuries when he was hit by a truck as he was crossing Bel Pre Road near Tynewick Drive. The spokesman said the truck driver was not charged.
Since 1980, when he retired from the State Department, Mr. Wolf had been managing director of the Foreign Service History Center, of which he was a founder, at George Washington University. He also was a consultant to the Human Rights Bureau at the State Department.
Mr. Wolf, who lived in Silver Spring, was born in New York City. He graduated from the City College of New York and earned a master's degree in international affairs at Columbia University.
He joined the Foreign Service in 1952 and his first foreign posting was to Iraq. From 1954 to 1964, he had several assignments as a consular and political officer in Iran and also was stationed in Istanbul.
From 1965 to 1968, he served in Washington. For the next three years he was in Cebu, the Philippines. From 1971 to 1974 he was the U.S. consul general in Copenhagen.
In 1974, Mr. Wolf was assigned to East Berlin, where he headed the consular section until 1977. He then headed the consular section in the embassy in Warsaw from 1977 to 1979. He was in the refugee bureau of the State Department when he retired in 1980.
Mr. Wolf was a member of the Middle East Institute.
Survivors include his wife, Inge Wolf, and one son, Nicholas, both of Silver Spring, and his mother, Rose C. Wolf of Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.