OBITUARY

Fred J. Wolff Jr.

May 9, 1925January 23, 2013

Fred J. Wolff, Jr. Fred passed away at Holy Spirit Hospital on January 23, 2013 at age 87 surrounded by loving family members. Surviving are his wife of 66 years, E. Elsie (Frantz) Wolff and children: David Wolff and his wife Lauren, Gloria Drayer, Richard Wolff, and Patricia Deitch and her husband David. Eight grandchildren: Michael Wolff, Jennifer Stathatos, Emily Woodford, David Deitch, Michael Deitch, Elizabeth Drayer, James Wolff, and Benjamin Wolff. Five great grandchildren, and two brothers, George and Robert. A daughter, Barbara and a granddaughter, Jessica, predeceased him. Fred loved family, sports, and music. He was in the Yankee baseball organization from 1943 to 1948 as a left-handed pitcher having gone there directly after high school graduation. He was in the army in World War II and was the heavyweight boxing champ of Camp Lee, VA. He was also in the Pacific Olympics during WW II. Upon returning from army service, he graduated from Pottsville Business School. Fred was a supervisor at TRW, an insurance company business partner, and retired from Quaker Oats. He taught trumpet for 5 years at a local music school. He was Knight's of Columbus and Friday Night Golf League member. He coached Little League baseball for twenty years. There will be a visitation at 10 AM and a Mass of Christian Burial at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Camp Hill on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 11 AM. Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetary in Mechanicsburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fred's name to the Alzheimers Association 3544 North Progress Ave. Ste. 205, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110 (Alz.org) or St. Jude Tribute Program P. O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN. 38148 (stjude.org).

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 30, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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Fred J. Wolff Jr.

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Dave

February 26, 2013

Miss you Dad.

February 25, 2013

We miss you Dad.
GJ

January 29, 2013

Dear Elsie, sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Bob and Pat Grosholz [Good Shepard Transportation Team]

Your daughter, Patty

January 29, 2013

He was the best Dad. He told me he loved all of his family very much. We will miss him immensely. We love you Dad.

marsha and val stetler

January 29, 2013

Deepest sympathies to the entire Wolff family. We have many fond memories playing golf with Fred. The funniest one was when he was in such a hurry to play...he forgot his teeth!

Maureen and Robert Miller

January 29, 2013

Aunt Elsie, David, Gloria, Rick, Patty and Family, We share our sympathy and compassion with you. Our love of family and the closeness shared makes this a very precious time for you and for us. May his light, love and music surround you and be within you. With Our love and many beautiful memories...

Maureen Miller

January 29, 2013

Dear Uncle Fred, I so enjoyed being with you, hearing your stories and kind words and feeling your gentle strength, during our most recent visit together. Those moments brought so many memories to life. My love to You...

Beth Barclay

January 28, 2013

Elsie, so sorry for your loss. The last time I saw Fred he was alert and talkative, he asked me my name, he seemed calm. It was a pleasure meeting you and getting to know you a little. I hope I was was of some help to you during this very difficult time. Glad to meet your family, too. I hope that the memories of happier times carry you through this time of pain.

William Kavanaugh

January 28, 2013

Cousin Fred, I recall having met you once when I was a kid. I was really impressed that you were with the Yankees.

Kay Murdy

January 26, 2013

Dear Cousin Fred, although we never met, I met your father years ago. May you rest in peace, Cousin, Kay Murdy (Kavanaugh, Bill's daughter)