Ronald R. Pelletier

Lithographic Technician

Ronald R. Pelletier, 56, a prepress stripper from the late 1970s until 1998 for United Lithographic Services Inc., a commercial printer in Ashburn, died of lung cancer July 10 at Capital Hospice in Arlington.

Mr. Pelletier was born in Washington and attended Francis C. Hammond High School in Alexandria. A Herndon resident, he had previously lived in Aldie for nearly 20 years.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association.

His marriage to Catherine Blandy Pelletier ended in divorce.

Survivors include a daughter, Erin Omba of Herndon; and a brother, Russell Pelletier of Dale City.

Jack Wolfe

Engineering Technician

Jack Wolfe, 62, a Hagerstown resident and former engineering technician with Marsh-McBirney Inc. in Frederick, died in a July 22 motorcycle accident in Blount County, Tenn., near Knoxville.

He was riding his 2004 Buell motorcycle on "the Dragon," a winding stretch of U.S. 129, when he went off the road on a curve and traveled about 100 feet down a steep embankment, according to news reports. He was riding "the Dragon" to celebrate his birthday, his wife said.

Mr. Wolfe was born near Bluefield, W.Va. He lived in several states as a youngster and joined the Army in 1963. He was a weapons specialist with the Army Special Forces and received his GED diploma while in the military.

After his discharge in 1964, he worked behind the counter at Morelli Raceways, a slot car track in Rockville, and then went to work in 1968 as a business machine repairman for Vitro Laboratories in Aspen Hill. He sold and serviced copy machines for Savin Business Machines in the mid-1970s before joining Marsh-McBirney in 1978. He was in research and development.

He retired in 2003. Discovering that he wasn't made for retirement, he went to work as an engineering technician for Action Products Inc. in Hagerstown.

A crack .22 target rifle shooter, Mr. Wolfe won the United States Rifle Association national championship in 2001. He also won the organization's IR 50/50 competition. In addition to motorcycles, he enjoyed deer hunting and oil painting.

Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Connie Wolfe of Hagerstown; a stepdaughter, Christina Lowe of Monrovia; and two grandsons.