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Schuylkill County Obituaries

George Washington Wolff III, 88 – US Army Veteran, Worked 59 Years at Phillips-Van Heusen

George Washington Wolff III, 88, of Saint Clair, passed away Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.

George was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. His family, friends and community meant the world to him. He was a devoted Phillies, Eagles, Penn State and Saint Clair Saints fan.

He was born in Saint Clair, on Nov. 23, 1932, at his homestead on South Mill Street. He was the only son of the late George II and Edna (Shellhammer) Wolff.

He was a 1950 graduate of Saint Clair Area High School.

George served in the Army during the Korean War.

He retired as a shipping clerk for Phillips Van-Heusen in Pottsville and Schuylkill Haven, where he was employed for 59 years. He was also the first-aid officer.

He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, Saint Clair, served on the church consistory, a member of the American Legion 719, Saint Clair, a Past Master of the Anthracite Lodge 285 Free and Accepted Masons and a member of Pulaski Lodge 216 Free and Accepted Masons, secretary of Independent Order of Odd Fellows Mineral Lodge 285 of Saint Clair, vice president of the Saint Clair Odd Fellows Cemetery Association, Patriotic Order Sons of America, past president of Washington Camp 75, Saint Clair Fish & Game Association, and Saint Clair Little League coach for Columbia Hose Company. He was on the Saint Clair Borough Council for many years and served as president and vice president. He held the position of Schuylkill County Republican Committeeman from the middle ward of Saint Clair for 40-plus years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia (Stiles) Wolff, the love of his life, on Sept. 6, 2019.

Surviving are a daughter, Kim Kaufman and her husband, Joerd, of Schuylkill Haven; two sons, George Wolff IV, of Brundidge, Ala., and Eric Wolff and his wife, Shannon, of Saint Clair; seven grandchildren, George Wolff V, (Toni Kay Lewis), Jacqueline Wolff, Emily Wolff, Alexander Wolff, Kenneth Wolff, Erica Kaufman (Todd Bryer), and Hannah Weikel (Dusty); 12 great-grandchildren, Cayden, George VI, Gabriel, and Nathaniel Wolff, Ella, Andrew, and Isadora Freedman, Riley Bryer, Annen, and May Weikel, Kylie and Kaydi Lewis; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday October 23, 2021 from St. John United Church of Christ, 45 S. Front St., Saint Clair, PA 17970, with Jenny Strauch officiating. Calling hours are from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church. An Odd Fellows Service will be held at 10 a.m. and Masonic Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. John UCC Memorial Fund, 45 S. Front St., Saint Clair, PA 17970. Burial with military honors performed by the Saint Clair Honor Guard will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Saint Clair.

There will be an empty spot in our hearts forever. He will be missed by his family, friends and community of Saint Clair.

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