Charlie Wolff, 84 of West Chester, PA and Englewood FL, passed away peacefully with his family on June 12th. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Lou and son Eric, and two grandchildren, Jack & Kyley. He was a member of the American Legion and Elks for many years. He was employed for 37 years in Research and Development for SmithKline & French/GSK. He graduated Lansdowne High School in 1952, attended Drexel University and was drafted into the US Army serving from 1957-9. He followed son, Eric, to all games from a young age through college, and adored his two grandchildren. Charlie loved dogs, especially his beagle, Happy and loved growing vegetables in his gardens. He retired in 1996 and they moved to Florida in 1998, spending winters by the gulf where he enjoyed fishing every day and teaching his son and grandchildren and many others to fish. He was the old man of the sea and everyone walking the beach stopped to talk to him. He loved holiday entertaining and hosted the Kentucky Derby every year in Florida. He was a family man, a man's man organizing a neighborhood poker club for 25 years, avid bridge player, tennis player, golfer, and avid sports enthusiast who rejoiced to see the Eagles win their first Super Bowl, and Villanova win another NCAA Championship. He modestly volunteered his time and talents working on Maintenance Committee at the Condo for past 20 years. He was a very good, reliable, honest man who quietly did many things for many people. He battled many illnesses for the past 40 years. He was determined to win this last health challenge to return to PA, but the Lord had other plans for Charlie. He will be missed by an army of friends and family.
May he rest in Peace. God Bless him.
No service to be scheduled in Florida. Interment will be private in PA, but there will be a Celebration of Life later this summer in West Chester.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charlie's name to: Englewood TideWell Hospice House, 12050 N., Access Rd., Port Charlotte, Fl 33981.
A fine man. He will not be forgotten. Tom and Connie Shatzer
Charlie was such a big part of our family for so many years. He always had a smile and a warm greeting for everyone. It is very hard to think that he is gone. We have so many wonderful memories to comfort us and he will remain in our hearts forever. We will miss you so much. Love Rosie and Michael.
Christmas Eve 2017
Charlie was not only a very good friend, but also my mentor. Our best conversations were over a couple of pints at Pats in Conshy. I'll always cherish fond memories of Charlie. RIP my friend!
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