According to his family, Dennis Wolfe peacefully passed away in his sleep this morning, November 24th. Dennis, 75, died in Chetumal, Mexico, where he lived the last few years with his wife, Sherry.
For years Wolfe was a beach bar musical mainstay, entertaining crowds with his cool guitar sound, sharp wit, and cagey humor while crooning solo classics or rocking the audience with other island musicians like the infamous Drummer Dan. Often while mentoring a very young Derick Baños and his own son Dennisito who are both popular island musicians now. His original songs delighted tourists and locals alike, with Gringo in Belize becoming an island classic that Jerry Jeff Walker recorded on his Cowboy Boots and Bathing Suits album.
His “Wolfe’s Woofers” joke column has entertained readers of the San Pedro Sun since the first year of its publication in 1991, and the popular column ran weekly until the printed version of the paper ended in March 2020. In an “Our Community” interview with The Sun in December 1999, Wolfe explained his penchant for storytelling and jokes. “My mother had a funny story to illustrate any situation,” Dennis says. “Her uncle was a consistent winner of Liar’s Contests in South Georgia around the Okeefeenokee Swamp area. I guess you could say that lying and storytelling are part of my heritage. Put those two together, and you have the Woofers column.” He published his first Wolfe Woofers book in 1994.
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Ambergris Today takes this opportunity to express sincere condolences to the family and friends of our late Dennis Wolfe who passed away peacefully in neighboring Mexico at age 75
Dennis was a well-known island singer; his original songs delighted tourists and locals alike, with Gringo in Belize becoming an island classic that Jerry Jeff Walker recorded on his Cowboy Boots and Bathing Suits album.
May his soul rest in peace.
The United Democratic Party of San Pedro Town would like to express its heartfelt condolences to the Family and Friends of the Wolfe family on the passing of Mr. Dennis Wolfe.
Wishing you comfort and peace to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your heart. Our Love and Prayers are with you all.
Fly High Dennis
Jorge Aldana: My most sincere condolences to the Wolfe family especially Dennis C. Wolfe II and Melody S Wolfe and of course the staff of The San The San Pedro Sun, a newspaper I worked for, for a number of years. Rest In Peace Dennis. I am sure you will be missed by so many of your readers, especially those in your home island of San Pedro!
Gaz Cooper: A long time island resident has passed away RIP Dennis Wolfe I spent many a time in Fidos listening to him and the band kick out his orignal songs like Gringo in Belize and many more. Dennis was 75 years old and passed away in neibouring mexico RIP Dennis keep on rockin
Dennis Wolfe - Gringo in Belize Dennis Wolfe & Sherry @ Fido's - 2013
Minister Andre Perez, the PUP Belize Rural South Executive and family would like to extend its most sincere condolences to the Wolfe family on the passing of their beloved father, Mr. Dennis Wolfe.
Mr. Wolfe has left behind a legacy of love and music as he helped establish the music and entertainment scene on the island along with other musician pioneers.
We will remember his comic relief contributions to the San Pedro Sun fondly and always appreciate the love he had for San Pedro Town.
May his family find peace in each other as they navigate these difficult times.