Norman Peter Wolff

January 25, 1931 ~ May 29, 2019 (age 88)


He was born on January 25th, 1931 to Thelma (Glaser) Wolff and Norman Philip Wolff in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he spent most of his life before retiring to Hilton Head Island.  He was an honors graduate of Penn State University and received a second degree from Carnegie Mellon University.  Membership included Phi Delta Theta, Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon and several professional honoraries.  Norm retired from ALCOA Corporation where he spent his career developing aluminum cans, closures and all aluminum cars.  He was an inventor and he set a record at ALCOA Research for receiving patents in four different divisions.  He retired early at 56 years old to work ten more years as a consultant.   

His beloved wife Joanne (Heverling) Wolff preceded him in death October 2015 after 57 years of marriage.  He is survived by a daughter Jeanne Louise and her husband F. Gurney Thompson, Jr. of Denver, Colorado and a son, Norman Christopher Wolff and his wife Maryanne (Walsh) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Also surviving are 10 precious grandchildren:  Brennan, Gurney III, and Phillip Thompson and their wives as well as Sydney, Joey, Andy, Kylie, Kerry, Brady, and Sebastian Wolff.  He also enjoyed 4 great grandchildren Kayla Ann, Lucian Blake, Charles Norman, and Alex LeReche Thompson.  His brother John Francis Wolff of Pittsburgh is another survivor.  

Norm and Joanne (Joey) enjoyed 30 years of traveling all over the world including Europe, the Middle East, Far East, Russia, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Canada and coast to coast in the USA.  He was a member of the Country Club of Hilton Head Plantation, Hilton Head Plantation Yacht Club and numerous bridge clubs.  He will be deeply missed by all who loved him.

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