Ir­win Woolf

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Obituaries -

Born in New York City in

1915, Ir­win Harrison Woolf passed away peace­fully while liv­ing in Pom­pano Beach on March 19, 2019, shortly af­ter cel­e­brat­ing his 104th birth­day. He re­ceived an un­der­grad­u­ate de­gree in me­chan­i­cal engi­neer­ing from Cooper Union and pur­sued a highly suc­cess­ful ca­reer for over four decades. While work­ing for RCA and other com­pa­nies, he was granted sev­eral patents. In ad­di­tion, he helped de­sign a ra­dio small enough for use in a space­craft and a clock with ad­ver­tis­ing space in­stalled in the Time Square sub­way sta­tion and through­out the tran­sit au­thor­ity. He also re­ceived a Mas­ters de­gree as a teacher of in­dus­trial arts from Glass­boro State Col­lege (now Rowan Univer­sity). He and Paula Co­hen Woolf, his wife of al­most 70 years, who passed away 15 months ago at

age101, lived in John Knox Vil­lage for nearly 30 years. Ir­win was known as “mis­ter fix-it” by the res­i­dents and as Irv to the staff at John Knox.

Sur­vivors in­clude his son, Dr. Paul Woolf (Dr. Nancy), daugh­ter San­dra “Missy” Woolf Bau­man (Dr. Mark), grand­chil­dren David Woolf (Dr Kim­berly), Dr Karen Woolf (Mag­gie Reav­ille), Joel Bau­man (Anna), and Peter Bau­man as well as great grand­chil­dren Adri­enne and Samuel Woolf, Abi­gail and Made­line Got­tlieb and Austin and Colin Bau­man, and sis­ter Carol Woolf Dick­stein.

The fam­ily wishes to ex­press its ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the many fine care­givers who helped him in re­cent years at Sea­grape, The Wood­lands, John Knox Vil­lage. Do­na­tions in Ir­win Woolf’s mem­ory may be made to the John Knox Vil­lage em­ploy­ees’ foun­da­tion or the char­ity of your choice. May his mem­ory be a bless­ing to all who knew and loved him.

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