Rolf Schmalzer, 51, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich. He was the loving husband of Amy Schmalzer and devoted father to Ellyn Schmalzer. He also leaves behind his father, Rolf Schmalzer and sister, Lynn Schmalzer. Rolf was born in upstate New York and graduated from the Culinary Institute at Hyde Park. Most recently he was employed at Epoch Senior Healthcare of Brewster as the Food Service Director. Many thanks go out to Epoch who so graciously supported Rolf throughout his illness. Rolf enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, chainsaw wood carving and time spent at Moosehead Lake, Maine. Rolf . . . Your family and friends will live on with memories of you that will never be forgotten. You were a simple man, valued family, an artist, craftsman and fine chef. You found peace in nature, kept lifelong friendships, were generous, and fought a tough long fight with grace. You had a gentle spirit and a kind heart and you will forever live in our hearts. The family plans a private service. Gifts in Rolf’s memory may be made in one’s choice to: Ellyn S Schmalzer Education Fund, c/o Cape Cod 5, 688 Main Street, S. Dennis, MA 02660 or to: Epoch Employee Fund, Attn: Maureen Kalivas, Epoch Senior Healthcare of Brewster, 873 Harwich Road, Brewster, MA 02631.