March 28, 2017
Born in Offenbach, Germany
Resided in Catskill, NY
Born in Offenbach, Germany and was the son of the late August and Else Wolff and stepson of Sophie Wolff. Herbert arrived in his beloved town of Catskill as a young boy and grew up on his family homestead. Herbert served his country and was honorably discharged from the United States Army after being stationed in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war he worked in New York City where he met his future bride, Edith Blume. He received a certificate, with merit, in Advanced Industrial Electronics and went on to work for several government contractors, including the Sperry Rand Corporation.
In 1960 Herbert moved his young family back to his homestead in Catskill. Herbert and Edith were well known in the region as the founders of the beautiful Wolff's Maple Breeze Resort. From the time he built his first motel, people came to stay and to relax in the beautiful country landscape and enjoy good food, company, and many laughs. He enjoyed being with people, entertaining them with his accordion, making them happy, and showing them a good time. Over the years he was active in the Greene County Resort Assoc., the Elks Lodge, Greene County Chamber of Commerce, The American-German Club in West Palm Beach.
Herbert is survived by his wife of 66 years, Edith. Together they had three children and six grandchildren; Richard (Carol) of Half Moon and his children Derek and Monica Wolff , Christa (Tom Kozlowski) of Bethlehem, PA and her children Evan and Eric Kaleda , Ellen Mansey (Michael) and their children Lauren and Ryan Mansey.
Herbert's family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Hospice for their wonderful care and comfort for over two years.
A Funeral Service will be conducted on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Hgts., Catskill. Pastor Victor Nelson will officiate. Private interment will be in the Town of Catskill. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 47 Liberty St., Catskill, NY 12414.
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Catskill, NY USA 12414