Madeline Rae Roolf, better known as Maddy, 28, of Trinity County, California, departed this life unexpectedly on Friday, February 26, 2021. She was born on September 16, 1992 in Pittsburgh and was and the daughter of Timothy William Roolf (Kathleen Kugler Yurik) and Jean Webb Roolf. A graduate of Norwin High School, she went on to attend the University of Pittsburgh. Maddy was a horseback riding instructor at GSA Camp Redwing, worked for Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF), and was an integral part of the Deerlick Springs Campground. Her intellect and fortitude truly served not only her vision of solidarity with nature, but between people as well. She used her love of music and art to contribute to the activism that defined her life; everything she did was devoted to her passion of bettering humanity and the planet while traveling with her well-trained dogs, Kali, Judson and the late Maggie. Her nomadic existence was a blessing to this world, as her presence affected more people than even she could have ever known.
Along with her parents, she is survived by one sister, Jessica (Jeff Skendrovich) Roolf, nieces, Alaina, Ava and Abigail, all of Buena Vista, Pa., and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. Maddy was preceded in death by her grandparents Raymond and Nancy Ann (Porter) Roolf and Robert Donald and Joan Marion Webb. Visitation will be Sunday, March 7, 2021 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm and Monday, March 8, 2021 from 2-5pm at Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak, 412-672-6322. Troy J. Gilbert, director. Guests are required to wear a face mask and social distance. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published March 05, 2021.