Mark was killed recently while making a milk and bread run for his family. He was the husband of Peggy Henkle-Wolfe, reporter for Denton Record Chronicle and Dallas Morning News.
The Musicians’ Union – The Dallas Fort Worth Professional Musicians’ Association, affiliated Local 72-147 of the American Federation of Musicians which represents 1800 musicians throughout North Texas, and the International Tuba Euphonium Association – a professional association that promotes Tubists worldwide, have established the Wolfe Family Fund to accept donations for the family.
Donations, payable to the Wolfe Family Fund, may be sent to the Musicians’ Union, located at 1939 Stadium Oaks Court, Ste. 110, Arlington, Texas 76011.
For years, Mark Wolfe brought joy to the world as a talented musician but left the earth suddenly and tragically, at Christmastime. His wife Peggy and three children, Sam, Michael and Page, remain behind devastated by their loss and in need of immediate support from friends and all concerned to survive. Mark served as principal tubist with the Shreveport Symphony for the past ten seasons and performed regularly with the Dallas Symphony. Born in Dallas, Mark graduated in 1980 and again in 1985 from the University of North Texas with degrees in music performance. He was a member of the Dallas Brass before becoming principal tubist with the Sacramento Symphony. There, he toured as a soloist and took on duties as personnel manager. Mark has performed solos with the Dallas, Fort Worth, Sacramento, Longview, and Mexico State Symphony Orchestras. He taught at the University of the Pacific, the University of North Texas, Oklahoma City University, Southern Methodist University, and at the University of Texas at Arlington. Mark resided with his family in the Denton County town of Argyle, Texas where they planted and maintained an orchard growing many varieties of pecans.
For further information, contact Local 72-147 President Ray Hair
at (Metro) 817-469-6040 or 817-988-5238 (voice mail/pager).
Release #1, December 20, 2007 11:45 am
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Thanks for posting the tribute to Mark. He was a beautiful person – always ready with a smile or encouraging word. I have known Mark and Peg for over 20 years and this is indeed a tragedy. But I think it is misleading to say that the family needs immediate support to survive. I don’t know their personal finances (as I assume you don’t either), but Peggy has a FT job. I know she appreciates the help, but the truth is nothing will bring back her husband.
No, I don’t know about Peggy’s finances. This is quoted from the musicians who put the fund together.
He must have been highly admired because this post has received hundreds of hits.
I admire Peggy a great deal.
Thank you so much for putting this post together. It touched me. Mark will be missed.
Lynne Wolfe (Mark’s half sister)
Thank you so much for putting this post together, it touched me. Mark will be missed.
Lynne Wolfe (Mark’s half sister)
Mark was one of the most talented musicians that I was ever blessed to meet. He taught both of my son’s tuba lessons, one of which made all state. This has deeply affected them both. Our prayers and condolances go out to his wife and children. I take comfort in knowing that Mark is with God playing for all in His heavenly realm. Mark was not only a gifted musical talent but a kind and caring individual. He was ALWAYS willing to teach my son’s (sometimes at no cost) and loved teaching. My son’s both had said he was the most patient teacher they ever had. Thank you for providing this blog as a means to express our respect and sadness at his passing. He will be very deeply missed and never forgotten for being the wonderful, compassionate, and talented man that he was.
Music Teacher says
Mr. Wolfe was my teacher at UTA. I just found out about this and am heartbroken. A great teacher and kind man. 🙁