HOWARD KEITH WOLFF Howard Keith Wolff was born March 28th, 1948 in Los Angeles to his parents, Yvonne Primock Wolff and Fred Wolff. He passed away Thursday, May 30th and is survived by his wife Cindy Brattan Wolff, his children Mariya, Jeffrey, and Francesca (Nik Hatzakis); his grandchildren Matthew, Alexandra, Anna, Nikki, and Manny; his stepmother Kay, and his sister Renee. Howard was an active community member, serving as the president for the Community Housing Improvement Program and the Mill Creek Homeowners Association. He achieved masters degrees in Political Science and Computer Science and a PhD in Public Administration. He worked as a program evaluator and software developer for public and non-profit organizations for more than 35 years and taught public administration and computer science at CSU Chico, Colorado State University Fort Collins, and Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal. His life was a continuous quest for new knowledge and experiences. Howard was an avid traveler, having traveled in every continent except Antarctica. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal, traveled the world with Cindy, took his son Jeff all over Asia and Australia, and flew his family to Costa Rica, Guatemala, Hawaii, and countless other places. Howard loved spending time with Jeff, his daughters, Mariya and Francie, Francie's husband, Nik and all of their children, and his stepmother, Kay. Aside from traveling, Howard loved riding his bike - a passion he shared with Cindy and his longtime friend Jack, classical music, scuba diving, and working on projects at his Mill Creek cabin. He found joy in helping others especially his family and committed friends. He led a rich life and experienced an unimaginable amount of living in his 65 years. Howard will be remembered as a wildly smart, accomplished, eccentric, determined, and loving man. A memorial service will be held at the Covered Bridge in Butte Creek Canyon on Thursday, June 6th at 6:30pm. All are welcome. Donations can be made in Howard's name to the Community Housing Improvement Project. Arrangements are under the direction of Affordable Mortuary.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record from June 4 to June 5, 2013