Neil H. Wolf peacefully passed into eternal rest surrounded by family at 3:00pm Tuesday July 21, 2020 in his home of 64 years at the age of 89. Born January 8, 1931 in Danville, Pennsylvania to Glenn and Esther (Chappell) Wolf. Neil was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Lydia, and granddaughter Therese, and his two younger brothers Tom and Clarence, and niece Tracey Wolf of Pennsylvania.
Neil was an excellent student and graduate of Danville High School and attended Tulane University. A talented trombone player, he and his band were a popular combo at local dance spots in PA. Neil apprenticed with his father in their jewelry shop, Wolf’s Jewelers in watch and clock repair and remained a skilled technician throughout his life. He was also a lifelong scientist and inventor, often pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities related to his scientific projects.
During the Korean War, Neil served as a Radar Tech in the U.S. Air Force. While stationed at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, MS Neil met the love of his life, Helen (Schexnayder) on a blind date and they were married on October 25, 1952. After military life in Colorado and California, they settled in Metairie to raise their family. Neil was an active officer of the Knights of Columbus of St. Mary Magdalen and faithful parishioner of Our Lady of Divine Providence (OLDP). He loved to fish and discuss his numerous scientific projects and discoveries that were way ahead of his time. Perhaps the hallmark of his life was living out the Christian credo ‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’
Neil is survived by his devoted wife, Helen, and seven of their eight children David, Michael (Janet), Robert (Ralu), Richard (Lori), Claudia, Maria (Charlie) and Cynthia (Joe). Beloved by grandchildren, (Michael) Stephen, Angela, (Richard) Monica, Nicholas, Catherine, Sarah, Stephen, Michael, (Claudia) Joseph, Christopher, Philip, (Maria) Glenn, Emile, Jean-Paul, (Cynthia) Jane, Adam, Joshua, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Joseph, 14 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews all of whom will miss his kind and loving presence.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services at Our Lady of Divine Providence Church, 8617 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, LA on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Visitation will begin at 10:00am, with mass services starting at 12:00 noon followed by a inurnment at Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001. Due to COVID-19, masks are required. Online condolences may be expressed online at www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com.
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