Stephen J. Wolff

September 06, 1966 ‒ August 08, 2017

East Dundee, Illinois
Formerly of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Stephen J. Wolff, age 50, of East Dundee, IL passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Formerly of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he worked for Allegheny Ludlum, Steve was a native of Ohio.

He was born on September 6, 1966 in Newark, Ohio to Robert and Janice (nee Stalter) Wolff.

A graduate of Newark Catholic High School in Newark, Ohio, Steve spent his senior year as an exchange student in Haselunne, Germany. He attended Case Western Reserve University and earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees there.

Later, he also earned an MBA from the University of Toledo and spent several weeks in Spain as part of completing that degree. Steve was a Metallurgy Engineer by profession and was very excited about the new job that he had started in March at Charter Dura Bar near Chicago.

Steve married his wife, Michelle, on September 12, 1998. Steve and Michelle loved to travel and visited many places in the U.S. and Europe. On April 4, 2016 they were blessed with the birth of their daughter, Anja (the German “j” is pronounced as a “y”).

Other survivors include his mother Janice Wolff and his sisters Becky Wolff (Bill Echols), Mary Wolff, and Debbie (Dave) Walther, as well as his mother-in-law Maria (Len) Kujawa, his sister-in-law Laura (Carlos) Cela, his four nieces, his nephew and many friends.

In addition to his father, Steve was preceded in death by his son Alexander in 2008 and his sister Elizabeth Wheeler in 2016.

At Steve’s request, he was cremated. A celebration of life service will be held on SaturdaySeptember 16, 2017 at 3:00 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William St.), Delaware, OH. Visiting hours begin at 2:00 pm. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Nature Park Conservancy or the Boy Scouts of America.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Wolff family.

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  • I am truly saddened by our loss– your pain is my pain; your numbness, mine. We are family.

    So, after our tears have dried (if they ever really do) and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories that we’ve shared with our loved ones who have passed. I believe, this is what keeps them alive in our hearts and minds. This way they will continue to live on, through us.

    Steve brought me many happy memories– as a baby, a boy, a bride-groom and most recently, as a father.

    Ann Marie

  • Steve was a great friend growing up …. so many sweet memories at St Francis, Newark Catholic and as neighbors on 33rd Street.

    He always looked out for me when we rode the bus together to school , fixed my car on numerous occasions and hosted some fun gatherings at the Wolff House.

    His smile was contagious and genuine. Our NC class of 85 had amazing respect for his gentleness and intelligence.

    Please know he will always be remembered as a wonderful part of my childhood and so many others he touched …… prayers to the Wolff family to get through your loss ❤️

  • Dear Janice,
    I am so saddened by the news of your son Stephen’s passing. Your family certainly has experienced more grief than most. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    – Mary Lou McCumber

  • What a shock to our family when we received the news. Steve and Michelle were part of our family when we all lived in Maumee Ohio. What a giving couple they were. We shared many times together, swimming, playing volleyball, cooking out, and just enjoying their company. One of our favorite times was when we went to their house for dinner and they taught us to cook on a Raclete grill. That has become a family favorite. Our daughter Megan grew fond of Steve and Michelle. She was deeply saddened by the news. We will keep Michelle, Anja, and family in our thought s and prayers! Love to all
    The Overmann’s