Frank D. Wolff, 82

Frank Wolff

Frank Wolff

WINSLOW — Frank “Buddy” D. Wolff, 82, passed away at the Veterans Nursing Home in Augusta, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015.

Born Dec. 4, 1933, in Beaumont, Texas, he was the son of Otho D. Wolff and Mary P. Denman. Frank grew up in Anahuac, Texas, and served in the United States Air Force and the Air Force Reserves. After managing to put himself through college while supporting a growing family, he graduated from Lamar State College of Techn-ology with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Electrical Engineering, in 1963. Frank, his wife, and children traveled the entire country as well as parts of Canada and Bermuda for over 23 years during his career with the United States Civil Service. He ended his travels and his professional career at Bath Iron Works in Brunswick, in 1993.

As a young man Frank was very active in the community and sports, building and maintaining the ice skating rink in Topsham for the Jaycees, attending his children’s and grandchildren’s many sports and plays, playing table tennis, being on the school board. Frank kept very busy. In his later years he became a very active member of the Waterville ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a journey he had been interested in his whole life and was at peace, having finally obtained his goal.

Throughout Frank’s entire life music has been his true love. He immensely enjoyed playing his guitar and singing with friends and family. Music, whether Frank was playing it, singing it, dancing to it or just listening, seemed to soothe his soul and spirit, especially toward the end of his life. Frank never seemed happier than when he was playing his guitar or singing with others. Also, Frank was an avid Bridge player. He competed in many bridge tournaments throughout Maine, achieving life master level.

Frank was predeceased by his father, mother, his stepfather Julius Denman, and his brother Dr. Nicholas H. Wolff.

Frank is survived by his four daughters, Deborah Martin of Bridgton, Mary and Jan Boucher of Bowdoin, Kathy and Mark DeVoe of Naples, and Cindy and John Fontana of Naples; 10 grandchildren, Jessica Martin, Leanna Martin, Danica and Ryan Johnston, Robert Martin, Alyssa and Jeremy Hawkins, Meghan Boucher, Savannah DeVoe, Marcus DeVoe, Delia Fontana, Alicia Fontana; two great-grandchildren, Quinn Johnston and Mia Johnston; and his friend, Dorothy Veilleux and her family.

Although our father will be deeply missed we know that he, at last, is at peace and without pain in his Father’s Home.

Visitation and celebration of his life will be held at the Naples American Legion Hall on Saturday, March 7, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 8, at 3 p.m., at the Waterville Church of Latter Day Saints. Burial services will take place at a later date in Anuahac, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Frank Wolff to the Humane Society of Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, ME 04901.

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