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James Lee Wolff Obituary

Tioga Center, NY & Ormond Beach, FL: James Lee Wolff, 82, of Tioga Center, NY and of Ormond Beach, FL, passed away on Friday June 7, 2013 at Beechtree Care Center in Ithaca, NY. He is survived by his wife, Betty (Brown) Wolff; his daughters, Susi (Lucky) Kicklighter, Gayle (Dr. Frank) Kaszuba; his grandchildren, Tracy (Graeme) Whelan, Trevor (Wendy) Cave, Tabatha (Chance) Heimbach, Dennis Wolff, Olivia Kaszuba, Samantha Kaszuba; his great grandchildren, Emily, Harrison, Hannah, Kaylie, Trevor, Hope, Chase; his brother and sister-in-law, Richard (Mary) Wolff; his sister, Janet Spittle; his nephew, Lee (Barb) Spittle; and their children, Kristi, Eric and Jeremy. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Helen (Rossiter) Wolff; his son, Dennis Wolff; brothers-in-law, Jim Spittle, Robert Brown; nephew, Bruce Spittle; niece, Jill Spittle; and grandnephew, Steven.

Jim was born in Cleveland, OH on July 22, 1930. He attended Binghamton High School where he excelled in football and track, then entered into the United States Navy at age 17. Jim was a Veteran of the Korean War, and retired from the Navy in 1970 after serving 22 years. He proceeded to work for the City of Ormond Beach, FL and retired from there after 12 years of service. Jim was a lifetime member of the Loyal Order of Moose, served a term as Governor, especially enjoyed the bowling leagues and always joined in all club related activities. He chartered the first VFW in Ormond Beach, serving as the first Commander and was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Jim was always very artistic, from his school days to later in life as an avid photographer. He also especially enjoyed surf fishing. Jim's service to his country allowed him so many unique experiences, from being the Navy Golden Gloves Boxing Champion to traveling the world five times; he truly lived a full life.

In keeping with his wishes, Full Military Burial Honors will be held at sea, aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Harry S. Truman, departing from Norfolk, VA. Those wishing may consider a memorial contribution in his memory to the , www.alz.org, or by calling 1-800-272-3900. Please share your memories at www.RichardsFH.com

Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin on June 16, 2013
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