Katherine S. Wolf
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Standing Up for Beliefs
There is a 37-year-old home recording of the voice of Katherine Wolf, as a 3-year-old girl in Wales, telling her "mummy and daddy" that she would "like to sing 'All Things Bright and Beautiful.' "

It was a promising start to a lifelong avocation. Mrs. Wolf became a classically trained pianist, and an accompanist for the Philbeach Society, an amateur operetta group in London. Her musicianship led her to America in 1988, when the ensemble staged a joint production with the Village Light Opera Group in Manhattan. Charles Wolf, a member of the opera group, recalled the night he met her that year and said to a colleague: "Who is that woman? I have got to get to know her." They were together ever since.

Mrs. Wolf worked for years at Schroders, a British asset management company in Midtown. And just three weeks before Sept. 11, she began a new job at Marsh & McLennan, on the 97th floor of 1 World Trade Center.

"You couldn't let her reserved exterior fool you — she'd stand up to anyone for something or someone who she believed in," said her friend Jean Orr.

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Published in Tri-County Independent on Oct. 24, 2001.
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June 14, 2019
RIP to a gentle soul.
Robert Rosas
November 24, 2018
In Sept 2011, I travelled to New York from Sydney, Australia for a holiday. I was in a restaurant near Washington Square Park when I overheard a man talking about the newly opened 9/11 Memorial. He got up to leave as I was leaving, and I mentioned that I was going to the memorial the following day. He told me that he had lost his wife, Katherine, on 9/11. I had watched the events of that day on TV from my home in Sydney in horror. I mourned for all those people that I didn't know. When I went to the memorial, I found her name, Katherine Wolf. And I shed a tear for her. Tonight, I watched a documentary on Netflix called The Last Secrets of 9/11. I saw that man I had met 7 years ago, Charles. Thank you Charles, for sharing with me. I want you and the rest of Katherine's family to know that, even though I never met her, I will never forget her.
Carol Hardcastle
November 22, 2018
We send our deep sympathy to your family for your sad loss of Katherine. She touched the lives of others and will always be remembered. Finally may the time come when these acts of violence will end.
The Kindred Family
September 11, 2018
Sariya Garcia
May 4, 2018
It's never too late to add a message. I have the pleasure of knowing your brother and through him a little of you.
Ian Stirzaker
September 11, 2017
Always remembered
September 14, 2016
What a wonderful life you led ... you are remembered with respect and honor. May God bless your family with peace and joy from the memories of times shared. Rest in peace.
September 11, 2016
john atoms
September 11, 2016
Prayers for your soul & spirit
God Bless you and your family.
john atoms
September 11, 2016
Ka'Rinne Force
September 11, 2016
My thoughts are with you Katherine & your family, on this sad and terrible anniversary. We grew up together in Wales, & I hold on to the many good memories of those times. RIP. You will be remembered.
August 14, 2014
god bless you
liz norris
September 11, 2013
You are remembered
September 11, 2013
I didn't know you, but felt compelled to find out who you were when I saw your name on the memorial. You will always be remembered and I will pray for your loved ones.
Lisa Marie
September 11, 2013
I used to speak with you and Charles when I worked in Customer Service at Amway. You and Charles were so much fun, always bubbly, and just full of life. I will never forget. Your memory will be forever in my heart.
May 30, 2012
WTC Flowers
I visited the WTC memorial and took a bunch of pictures. One of them was of flowers that someone left there. I don't know if they were left for Katherine, but her name is the only one that I can make out in the picture. I figured I would look her up. God bless.
David Ventrano
December 26, 2010
never knew you kath. read you were a wonderful person. my sympathy goes to your family.
September 11, 2009
Today I honored Katherine S. Wolf by wearing a ribbon with her name. I celebrate her life and pray for peace for her family and friends. I thank my school for encouraging and enabling us to honor the people who lost their lives tragically.
Katherine Teeples
August 4, 2009
Remembering you from Schroder's - have often thought of you....
Veronica Ramsay
February 14, 2009
Steve & I 1st met Charles on a trip to New York. We instantly became inspired by his courage & compassion following such a terrible event in his life. We have met up once more since that 1st meeting but on following visits to your wonderful city we have lost contact, we think about Charles often & would love dearly to meet up again, we are over again on the 10th September 2009 as I dearly wish to attend this years memorial service. if anyone is able to pass my email address onto Charles please do so as we would love to hear from him
Jayne & Steve Bailey
April 21, 2007
In remembrance....
P Tabbernor
September 10, 2004
Three years ago tomorrow .... miss you, Kath!
September 11, 2003
Dearest Katharine,
It was several months before I found out that you were lost on September 11. It was such a shock and it made me very sad. I attended your wedding and had such a great time. I even got to have a dance with you. As a former member of VLOG you helped me practice my audition song. Your sweet smile and your very quiet way made such an impression on me. I never got a chance to become close friends with you but I wish I had. You will be missed by all those who love you and I pray that God will grant your husband Charles and your family inner strength to bear the burden of your loss.
Joe O'Malley
September 12, 2002
Katherine was one of those people whose good nature I'll always remember. At Schroders, she surrounded herself with pictures & thoughts of her loved ones, and that always kept a smile on her face. May she rest in peace.
Jane Visek
September 11, 2002
I will never forget the kind assistance Katherine so willing gave to me when I first joined Schroders, I would have been lost without her. We shared a common background with our heritage from the U.K.
I have never met her husband or family but I would like them to know that, on this first anniversary, my thoughts and prayers are with them.

Jacki Ingram
Jacki Ingram
May 24, 2002
April 8, 2002
It was a pleasure to meet the person who so completely captured my cousin Charlie's heart. We only saw each other a couple of times, one of which was their amazing wedding at the Cathedral fo St. John the Divine. It always amused me that my cousin and I both married people with the same last name(James). I regret living too far away to get to know this most talented and charming person. I know she enriched the lives of many in our family.
Victoria James
March 11, 2002
I met her during the VLOG production of _The Merry Widow_ back in 1994. She was a talented pianist and a very sweet person. My sympathies go out to her friends and family.
January 30, 2002
I met Kath a few years ago through a business connection with her husband. Although Kath and I did not know each other very well, there are some people that you meet in life and you just KNOW immediately that you want to be good friends with them and you want them in your life. Kath was one of those people for me. I miss her so much, as do so very many people. While Kath and I never got the chance to build our friendship her on earth, I now feel that I have a great friend in Heaven.

~ Carin
Carin Powierski
January 16, 2002
Although miles apart, Katherine and I worked very closely together in my early years at Schroders. In fact, I even had a designated button on my phone which would dial direct to "Katherine James" (as the longer serving ones knew her at one stage) on a daily basis! Fortunately, however, I did eventually get to meet her, albeit only once, here in London whilst she was visiting family.

I know she will be sorely missed and my thoughts and prayers go to her husband, family and friends.

It was a real pleasure to have known and worked with her.
Helen White (nee Potter)
January 14, 2002
I had the great fortune to work with Katherine at Schroders. She was a very special person. I send all best wishes and thoughts to her friends and family.
Anna Smith
January 10, 2002
It was a pleasure working with Katherine, even though we were thousands of miles apart. She will be missed. God bless her family.
Gillian Walters
January 8, 2002
katherine...my father came to new york during the 60's...he watched the development of the twin towers from beginning to end. he walked brooklyn heights promenade on many sunlit days...through all seasons and took pictures of both him and my mother with the skyline standing behind them. before and after his demise...i too walked that promenade and marveled at how beautiful the sunset looked besides those tall buildings...now all i can think of is you and everyone else who came to work that day with the hopes of just going out with their friends or loved ones after work...or maybe the hopes of just going home to relax and give thanks for another day to have been blessed with the gift of life. katherine you are the only person that i knew personally that was in that tragedy. i know your energy still exists in the universe and will someday turn into another one of the creator's creations. i once worked with you at schroders and now i wish i would have taken the time to get to know you. i wish your soul the peace to fly and become whatever your next life unfolds to be. everyone comes into our path or life for a reason...i look forward to meeting you again...and this time...i promise to take the time to get to know the reason behind your smile. peace and love to you katherine and your husband and family. my heart and thoughts go out to you...everytime i look at what once was and will never be.
padmini persaud
December 9, 2001
December 2, 2001
America Cries
We see your sorrow-
and our hearts cry....
We can not erase your pain
but you do not have to face the anguish alone-for we-
-the American people-
are beside you.
We so desperately want to have the touch that brings you comfort,
the strength that gives you courage,
and the words to lighten your spirits.
And when we are left speechless
may the silence of our nation weave love into your hearts
to ease your sorrow.
May you find healing through our nation's strength as we-
-the American people-
face this difficult time together. Our hearts are with you. Teresa Jahn
Dixon, IL
Teresa Jahn
October 24, 2001
My most sincere sympathies go out to Katherine's family and friends. She will be remembered; she will be missed. God bless you and keep you safe.
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