Obituary: Judge Clyde E. Wolfe, 1953 – 2018

The Seventh Judicial Circuit Court sadly announced to Historic City News yesterday, the passing of the Honorable Clyde E. Wolfe, who served as Circuit Judge for 12 years. Judge Wolfe died on the morning of October 31, in local hospice care. He was 65.

He was elected to the bench in 2006 and reelected without opposition in 2012 and 2018.  During his tenure as a judge, he presided over the family law division in St. Johns County for many years and then moved into the criminal division in Putnam County.

“He was a steward of the law and above all, he was a family man,” said Chief Judge Raul A. Zambrano. “Clyde will be sorely missed by all of us who knew him.”

Chief Judge Zambrano

Previously, Judge Wolfe served the circuit as a general magistrate and Guardian ad Litem attorney. He also worked as an assistant public defender in Kissimmee and had been in private practice at one time.

A native of St. Augustine, he earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and his juris doctor from Stetson University.  He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1980.

Judge Wolfe is survived by his wife, Phyllis, his two children, and his grandchildren.