Jerome Wolff, 93, passed away Sunday (January 7, 2018), at Geneva General Hospital.
There will be no public calling hours. A memorial mass will be held Saturday (January 13, 2018), at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 25 Center Street, Waterloo. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Stark Street, Waterloo, with full Military Honors.
The family requests memorial contributions be directed to the local Boy Scouts of America, Attention: Tony Vogl, 2320 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road, Rochester, N.Y. or , Attention: Development Office, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620 or Finger Lakes National Forest, 5218 State Route 414, Hector, NY 14841.
Judge Wolff was born on February 24, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late Benjamin and Ann Wolff.He served our country from May 24, 1943 – November 21, 1945 earning the rank of Staff Sergeant.He received the American Theater Medal, Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle East Theater Service Ribbon with three Bronze Stars, Bronze Star Medal and Victory Medal (WW II). He was an Attorney at Law serving the Seneca County area.He was elected to serve as a Seneca County Judge (1964-1972). He was then appointed to Judge of Supreme Court, Court of Claims Regional Division from which he retired.Judge Wolff enjoyed hunting, sailing, camping, the outdoors and woodworking.He was a member of the Knights of Columbus 5th Degree.
He is survived by his wife, Vivian Wolff; sons Jonathan (Nancy) Wolff of Waterloo, and Thomas (Elizabeth) Wolff of Romulus; three grandsons Matthew, Jonathan “Jay”, and Christopher; several nieces; nephews; and cousins.
Judge Wolff was predeceased by his parents Benjamin and Ann Wolff; daughter, Katherine; mother-in-law, Rose Adams; sister-in-law, Barbara Adams; and brother-in-law, Leonard Amato.