Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road
WOLFF, Edward L.

WOLFF, Edward L.

Edward L. WOLFF, age 72. Beloved husband of 50 years to Judith A. (nee Freedman). Dearest father of Duane (Kristin) and Sharon. Loving grandfather of Caroline. Dear brother of Carol Dickey (Hank, deceased) and Mary Ann Thornton (Tom). Dear uncle, coach and friend to many.

MASS OF CHRISITIAN BURIAL: FRI. JULY 10, 10:00 am at ST. COLUMBKILLE CHURCH. Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery. VISITATION: THURS. 2-4 and 6-8 PM at The ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL Rd. Parma (betw. Snow & Ridge).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Ignatius H.S. Annual Fund. To offer condolences visit

Messages of Condolence

  1. Thoughts and Prayers With All of You.
    A Good Man, Who Lived a Good Life.
    Know You Are Loved and Am Here For You.

  2. I’ve known Ed as a parent and as a coach since the early 90’s. I’ve always had the highest respect for Ed and his steadfastness to NEO coaches, the OHSAA, and the OTCA. He will be greatly missed. He put so much time and energy into tennis. I will miss him.

  3. Sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. He was one great tournament manager & I enjoyed working with him.

    Coach Greg Parrish
    Mount Union Tennis

  4. Sharon and family,
    Suz and I are so happy to have had the chance to know your dad! He was a great guy; always full of laughter and smiles. Know that he is watching over you and the family. He will be greatly missed.
    Steff and Suz Nemet

  5. Judy and family
    Ed was a great friend and I know he will be missed by many.
    My deepest sympathy

  6. Sharon I am truly sorry for the loss of your father! Please know yyou and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!!! Love ya!!!

  7. Deepest sympathies to the family of Mr. Wolff. I have fond memories of Coach Wolff during the late 80’s (87-89) at Midpark High School. Having never played tennis before, I learned a lot in those 2 years. He made us work (and run laps!) but also allowed for a little fun.

    God Bless.

  8. Judy and family
    Ed was a great friend and will be missed by many.
    My deepest sympathy
    Here if you need me.

  9. On behalf of the Adjunct Services Office at Cuyahoga Community College, I want to share my heartfelt sympathy with Mr. Wolff’s family. He taught Mathematics at Tri-C for many years and we know that he touched many students’ lives.

  10. Duane, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Your father was a good man who raised two wonderful kids. Celebrate his life as you mourn his passing.


  11. Sharon and family
    I am sorry to hear of your fathers passing. No one is prepared to lose a loved one . A parent that has been there for you all your life for love and guidance. He will always be in your heart and memories.

    Rose and Jules

  12. Dearest Mary Ann, Tom and family,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. I know how hard this is for all
    of you and know that we are here for you.
    Much love,
    Sarah & Paul and Katie and family

  13. My deepest sympathies to eds family. I got to know Ed well over the past 10yrs at ohsaa state finals. He was a wonderful person and will be truly missed. God bless all of Eds family. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

    joe Maiorana & family

  14. On behalf of the Miami Valley Tennis Coaches Association, we express our deepest sympathies to the family.

    Ed was a tremendous ambassador of Ohio tennis. He will be missed dearly.

  15. The Fairmont HS Tennis Coaches offer our condolences to the family.

    All four of us have officiated the state tournaments with Ed for many years. It was an absolute joy to work with him. We will miss his smiling face and great sense of humor.

    Matt Hughes, Tim Voegeli, Rex Raderstorf and Diane Bendel

  16. I was lucky enough to be a freshman at St. Ignatius when Coach Wolff began coaching tennis there in the spring of 1996. He was a great coach and a better role model. He’ll be missed.

  17. Duane , Kristin and Family,

    I am sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Rosemary and I will keep you and yours in our thoughts and prayers.
    John and Rosemary Sukis

  18. To The Wolff family:

    So sorry to hear of Ed’s death. We spent two weekends together every year for over 30 years at the state high school basketball tournaments. Of all those along press and photographer row, Ed was my best friend. He took many pictures for me over the years, of my great nephew when he played ball boy several years, of me and my cohorts among the press, and for stories on players or officials in the tournaments that I would write stories on for my former newspapers.
    We also worked together when he would send tennis mailings to me at the OHSAA office for me to process, sack and deliver to the post office.
    I will certainly miss him — especially at next year’s state tournaments.
    My deepest sympathy.

  19. Sorry we could not be with you today. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Will be in touch when I can.

    Bill and Mary Lou

  20. Dear Sharon, So sorry to hear of your fathers passing..I know you both had a special father-daughter bond. He is in your heart and he will smile at you through every bloom. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. (((Hugs))) Love Terri glenn and ashton

  21. So very sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. I had the privilege of working with him when I was AD at Magnificat. He brought such a professionalism and joy to everything he did. He did so much for so many over the years and he was truly instrumental in the growth of our tennis facilities at Mags. I am so sorry I wasn’t able to come and pay my respects to you all. I was out of town last week. Ed was a mentor to so many and I am honored to be one of them! But I will always treasure our friendship most of all! This world is a better place because he was here! With my heartfelt condolences! Therese

  22. Judy, Sharon and family
    Just received the obituary, but you have been in my prayers and thoughts since I talked to Sharon. As you know Ed was a friend and mentor, he will be greatly missed.
    My Blessings to your family.
    Maxine & Tony Yates

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