Lynn Wolff of Walnut Creek at the age of 85 passed away peacefully on Nov. 21, 2016. She was born in San Francisco to Herman and Rose Greenstein. The youngest of five children, she treasured her sisters Tomi, Golda and Hilda, and her brother Jerry. Lynn’s family moved to New Jersey and later returned to Oakland. She attended U.C. Berkeley, where she earned a degree in Business Administration in 1952. There she met Bob Wolff; they married and settled in Walnut Creek to raise their four children. Lynn went back to school and became a CPA, opening an income tax practice that she successfully managed for over 20 years.
Lynn and Bob were early members of Temple Isaiah in Lafayette, where her deep involvement led to her becoming board president and she remained an active leader there for decades. They were also part of a special group who started a weekly Torah study session in a local cafe that has continued together for 40 years. She was an avid reader, history buff, long-time duplicate bridge player and dedicated volunteer docent at the Oakland Museum. Over their 50-year marriage, they traveled to many lands and she never wavered in her profound commitment and love for her family and friends.
She is survived by her sister Tomi Wegman of Sunnyvale, daughter Judy (Woody Bolton) Wolff-Bolton, Barbara Engler, Mark (Josephine) Wolff, and Haggai Wolff, and her grandchildren Ari, Dalia, Levi and Ezra Bolton; Maya, Jacob and Evan Engler; and Matthew and Deidre Wolff; and devoted nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Temple Isaiah on Nov. 23.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lynn’s name to the Prayer Book Fund at Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road, Lafayette, CA 94549 or to the Parkinson Network of Mt. Diablo, P.O. Box 3127, Walnut Creek, CA.
Sinai Memorial Chapel