Thank you for thinking of Molly.
Molly Wolveck, 98, passed away on June 1, 2023. Molly was born on November 20, 1924, in Los Angeles, an only child, to Henry and Esther Mandelbaum, who owned a local dry cleaning store. Molly grew up in Pasadena and on a trip to Lake Gregory at age 16, she serendipitously met the love of her life, her future husband, Ralph Wolveck. Three years later they married on March 21, 1943. The two worked together at the local Market Basket grocery store and when Ralph got a job as an usher at a local theatre, Molly went to see a movie every day to spend more time with him.
Molly was instrumental in helping her husband start his CPA firm and run it. The couple eventually settled in Arcadia and were happily married for 70 years, until he passed away in 2013. They both were known for their incredible work ethic and Molly continued to run the business until her passing.
Molly was a devoted and supportive mother to Kate and Randy and was an avid theatregoer, philanthropist and patron of the arts. After years of watching “The Young and the Restless” from the very first episode, she was delighted when her daughter, Kate Linder, joined the cast of one of her favorite shows 9 years later, and even more thrilled when she and her husband made a guest appearance on the show together. Molly made a second guest appearance on the show in 2017.
Molly Wolveck is survived by her daughter Kate and her son Randy, and his wife Gina, and her 7 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and scores of nieces and nephews, and she adored all of them. Molly was loved and admired by all who knew her.
By donating today, you are joining the fight against lupus and honoring Molly and her family -- who were long time friends of Steve Gibson, the LFA's late President & CEO. Members of Molly’s family and her friends have struggled with lupus. Donations to The Molly Wolveck Memorial Fund will help people with lupus come to Washington DC to participate in the National Lupus Advocacy Summit -- an event that both Steve and Molly's family were supportive of. Thank you.