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AUG. 20, 1915 -- NOV. 1, 2004

William C. Wolff of Cheektowaga, a retired Buffalo firefighter, died Monday in Erie County Medical Center, where he was hospitalized since being hit by a car Oct. 14 while crossing Cleveland Drive. He was 89.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Lafayette High School.

Mr. Wolff went to work for Engine 26 of the Buffalo Fire Department in the early 1940s and retired in 1979. He also worked several years as a bus driver for the Sweet Home School District.

Mr. Wolff was a member of Local 282, Buffalo Professional Fire Fighters, and the International Association of Fire Fighters. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing and golfing.

His first wife, Patricia Woods Wolff, died in 1979, and his second wife, Corrine Mitchell Wolff, died in 2002.

Survivors include two daughters, Lynne Vaine of Grand Island and Wende of Cheektowaga; two sons, Carl of Lockport and Arthur of Cheektowaga; a stepson, Kenneth Hintz of Salamanca; a stepdaughter, Cheryl Tanner of Salamanca; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.


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