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Tracy Ann Wolf

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM

St. Mary Catholic Church


Tracy Ann Wolf, 57, of Vienna, Virginia passed on August 16, 2019 following a battle with leukemia.   Born and raised in Hagerstown, Maryland, Tracy attended St. Mary's Catholic School and St. Maria Goretti High School where she was a standout all-around athlete in softball, volleyball, and basketball.  She was named Female Athlete of the Year in 1980.  After a brief attendance at Hagerstown Junior College, Tracy attended York College of Pennsylvania where she found her passion for medicine.  While working towards her BA in Nursing, Tracy was a student-athletic trainer in addition to playing volleyball and softball.

Following her graduation, Tracy was employed at Chambersburg Hospital in Pennsylvania as an ICU Nurse.  Tracy moved to Virginia in 1987 to work as an ICU and eventually a Trauma Nurse at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, where she was acknowledged as Nurse of the Year during her career.  

Numerous illnesses forced Tracy into an early retirement but her desire to help people never waned.  Tracy could always be counted on to help family, friends, and acquaintances who were in need of any medical guidance.  She had a tremendous love for all animals, especially dogs, as well as a love of photography, needlepoint, and power tools.  Tracy's sense of humor and joke telling capabilities were the highlights of many gatherings.

Tracy is survived by her parents Rodney E. Wolf, Jr. and Barbara J. (Cavanaugh)Wolf, sister Kelly Wolf, aunt, Kathleen Cavanaugh, uncle, Daniel K. Cavanaugh, cousins, Diane Nugent, Sean Cavanaugh, Kimberly Hohman,Caitlin Cavanaugh, Bailey Nugent, Stephen Nugent and Madison Nugent, as well as her dogs, Jasper and Griffin. Tracy was preceded in death by an uncle, Ed Cavanaugh.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM from St. Mary Catholic Church  224 West Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD, with Father Ernest Cibelli as celebrant.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD.

Interment will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in memory of Tracy to St. Judes Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to INOVA Schar Cancer Institute, 8110 Gatehouse Road, Suite 200 East, Falls Church, VA 22042-1210.

Family members would like to express special thanks to Judy Burns, Tracy's long-time nurse and friend; the oncology and infusion staffs at the Schar Cancer Institute at INOVA Fairfax Hospital and The Emily Couric Cancer Center at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville; her personal physicians; and the staff of Capital Caring hospice agency.

Online condolences may be expressed at




Guest Book

So very sorry to hear this. Please accept my condolences and prayers as your family endures such an early loss.

Karen (Gossard) August
Eureka, California

I am so sorry for the loss of someone so selfless and caring. Our mothers were best friends and therefore we spent a lot of time together when we were children and I have fond memories of being together different places. I pray God gives peace to Barb, Rodney and Kelly and helps them in dealing with this huge loss.

Tracey (Storm) Berger
Clear Spring , MD

Our deepest condolences to you Kelly and your family. Having never met Tracy yet enjoyed many warm & funny phone conversations, it’s these memories that help heal the pain of losing a loved one. Many thoughts & prayers coming your way. Mark & Erin and Elyse & Maddy Woodforde

Rancho Mirage, CA

So sorry to hear about Tracy. She was a wonderful softball player at St. Maria Goretti. She had a great sense of humor and has had a way of making us all laugh. Thoughts and prayers to her family.

Pat Ford Shryock
West River, MD

Tracy was a wonderful member of the St. Maria Goretti class of 1980. She always had a smile on her face and a great sense of humor. I am so sorry to hear about her passing!

Bill Grimsley
Edgewater, MD

May the good that Tracy did, shine through others and be passed on!

William Schaefer
Middletown, PA

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sending love and strength to you all.

Jenni ginepri
Marietta, Ga

Kelly, We are very sorry to hear about your sister. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Bob and Michelle Williams
Knoxville, TN

Kelly, my deepest condolences for your loss. While I didn't know your sister, in reading about her, she seemed to live an exceptional life. An amazing athlete and then both an ICU and Trauma nurse. Wow. My Uncle passed 2 years ago from Leukemia. It is a horrible disease. I hope you all are finding strength and peace. Love, Justin

Justin Gimelstobb
Los Angeles, California

Barb & Rodney, My heart just breaks for you. Brian and I hope you can find comfort knowing that she is at peace. Love you, Michelle

Michelle Shank
Warfordsburg, PA

Dear Cousins, Please know you are in our hearts prayers. Love to you all, Trish (Kelliher) Gonzales

Patricia Gonzales
Lakeville , Minnesota

My deepest condolences and prayers to the Family. Though I didn’t know her personally, her sister Kelly is a dear friend and someone that is one of the kindest most generous people I know. May there be peace for Tracy Ann and celebration of her life as as her memory lives on within the hearts of her Family and Friends. Blessings! Carl

Carl Chang

Tracy you will be missed - when we were with your sister you were always on her mind and in her heart ❤️

Jo and Robby Ginepri
Marietta , GA

Rene and I are so sorry for your loss. We are glad she is no longer suffering and is finally at peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Rene and Nancy Ginepri
Marietta, GA

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