WOLFF, PATRICK LOUIS Oct. 3, 1927 to Feb. 20, 2009 Patrick Louis Wolff, 81, died February 20th, in Cleveland, Ohio, with his family at his side. The oldest of seven children, he was born to Madge and H. Patrick Wolff in Los Angeles. His family eventually settled in San Diego where he attended Saint Augustine High School. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, Patrick went on to receive his Masters degree in English Literature from California State University, San Diego. He taught at his high school alma mater from 1952 to 1964. During this time, he met and married Audrey Bonyko, his wife of nearly 49 years. Mr. Wolff accepted a position at Bonita Vista High School where he taught for the majority of his career. Patrick was truly a Renaissance man, as he taught nearly every subject from Latin to French, to English literature, to Physics and Chemistry. When he wasn't correcting papers, Patrick enjoyed tinkering in his workshop, spending time with his model steam trains, or sailing about San Diego Bay, all the while listening to his beloved classical music. Patrick was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Peter. He leaves behind his brother, Kevin (Rosemary), and sisters Mary Lou Bartolomei (George), Doris Rivera, Margaret Persson (Nils), and Joan Pernicano (Larry). Patrick is survived by his wife, Audrey, of Cleveland, Ohio, son George (Maureen), daughter Leslie (Dennis), and nine grandchildren. A Memorial will be held in the future at Saint Augustine Chapel. Remembrances may be made to Saint Augustine High School.
Published by San Diego Union-Tribune on Mar. 21, 2009.
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Dear Audry: We were so saddened to read of Pat's death. He was such a wonderful person, a truly Rennaisance person. He was always welcoming and helpful in his position as Librarian at Bonita. It had never been run so well. He was a warm and delightful man to talk to, always ready for a laugh.
Please know our Sympathies are with you at this time.
With Love, Mike and Mona Sisson
Mike and Mona Sisson
March 29, 2009
A teacher who earned high respect from the students he enriched with his passion for the English language and literature. Mr. Wolff inspired me to major in English and obtain a teaching credential.
Marie (March) Buttitta
March 26, 2009
I remember all the great times we had at BVHS.
I especially remember the drive down E Street to Bonita Rd.on our way to school and the times you and Audrey were behind me and the many thanks you gave me for going the speed limit and saving her a ticket.
I also remember the Christmas both of our families were on the same plane back to Cleveland for the holidays.
Patrick you were a true gentleman.
My sincere sympathy to your family.
March 23, 2009
I was a student of Mr Wolff's at Bonita Vista High from 1968-1970. He was a wonderful man, husband, father, teacher and friend. He touched so many young lives and helped them mature and become better adults. Thank you. Janie (Anderson) Corliss
March 23, 2009
I was honored to have Mr. Wolff as a teacher, mentor, and friend. I still remember the prologue from Canterbury Tales I had to memorize for his senior English class. He always gave me sound advice when I needed guidance getting through college and after. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Karen Wubenhorst (Holt)
March 22, 2009
I remember the train, the tracks, the buildings. It was a small minature electric world tucked away in the shed several feet from the San Diego house. A place where the imagination could hitch a ride. I hope Uncle Pat is having a glorious ride that will last forever.
March 21, 2009
It was my honor & pleasure to care for you. Albert Ray, M.D.
March 21, 2009
I recall Mr. Wolff from my days at Saints (1960-64) and extend deepest sympathy to the family.