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Raymond J Wolff
May 14, 1956 ~ November 19, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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Raymond Joseph Wolff, age 67, went to be with the Lord on November 19th, 2023. He was born in Evergreen Park, IL. He had a high school education and worked at Jewel Foods for 40 years.
Ray was inquisitive about many different topics. He would go to the library to check out books and ask for help on the internet from the very kind and helpful people who worked there. He had a vast interest in many topics ranging from astronomy to geography. He also had a powerful telescope on the back patio in which to view the night sky.
From the very young he loved practicing and performing magic tricks and card tricks for the family. He also enjoyed working on crossword puzzles and recently renewed an interest in playing chess. He used to enjoy clay target shooting with our brothers.
His greatest passion was playing pool. He finally got his wish when we moved from Burbank to Bolingbrook and our father let him purchase his own pool table. He would study the art of pool playing and would be able to perform many trick shots over 50 years and several people commented that he was the best they’ve ever seen.
He also liked to go fishing at the local ponds and spending time at Whalon Lake in Bolingbrook.
He loved to reminisce with the family on past childhood memories and he loved to watch old TV shows from the ‘60’s and also older movies. His favorite movie was the Time Machine. I always liked that movie as well. But he did keep up on current events by watching the news and weather reports and would discuss with Tommy.
He was very proud of the miles he put on his bike at one point in his life as he had an odometer.
He loved animals and had a great compassion for them including the back yard birds, squirrels and even an opossum!. He fed them each day.
I could tell he loved his family and loved being with them. I’m sure he would’ve liked to spend more time with us. He showed care and concern if one of us was ill.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Bernice Wolff, his siblings Diane and (Justin) Sugar, Gary Wolff, and Christine Thompson. He is survived by his other siblings, David (Joan) Wolff, Jeannette (Tommy) Lafond, Carol Houghton, and brother-in-law Robert Thompson. His surviving nieces and nephews include Jeff and Brandy Bittinger (great niece Alyssa), Marine and Russell (Julie) Thompson, Nicholas Houghton and Nicholas’ sister Marissa.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday November 28, 2023 from 4pm to 8pm at Adolf & Powell Funeral Home, 7000 S Madison St. Willowbrook, IL 60527. Family and friends will meet on Wednesday November 29, 2023 for a 10am funeral mass at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 440 E Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.