Werner Wolff

Died: April 15, 2017
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WOLFF, Werner passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Werner was born in Hindenburg, Germany on August 27, 1929.  In 1938, his family moved to Shanghai, where he attended a Catholic school, taught by British Monks. It was at this school he learned how to write and speak English, French, Italian, Chinese and some Japanese. In 1947, the family moved to Uruguay. It was there he mastered Spanish.  In 1951, Werner immigrated to the United States and shortly thereafter joined the US Air Force and served in Korea. In 1960, he moved to Tucson, joined the Tucson Police Department and retired in 1982. In 1983, he became the Chief of Police in Oro Valley and retired in 1999. He served on the Oro Valley Town Council and retired in 2004. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and American Legion. He is survived by his beloved wife Jeanne; daughters Sandra, Yvonne, Yvette; brother Pete; and beloved Taylor and Samantha.

Services will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Marana Mortuary & Cemetery, 12146 W Barnett Rd.

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Mitch Librett posted on 4/20/17

RIP Werner. In a parallel universe you may have been an uncle or older brother. In this life you helped me when I needed help, mentored me when I needed mentoring, and made it possible for me to follow in your footsteps as a police officer, sergeant, and later on a Lieutenant/Commander. The best sense of humor I ever saw- chuckling with laughter as the flash money for a buy- a lot of money for the '80s, $900.00, was blown off the seat of my Harley by a blast of wind and everyone was horrified and scrambling frantically on our knees scraping the money off the gravel, except you- doubled over with laughter. You left this world a much better place than it was when you came into it. Rest easy, my brother. Lt. Mitch Librett (ret.), NRPD


Carlene Kron posted on 4/20/17

It was an honor to have worked for you. You will be greatly missed.


Liz Tarcola posted on 4/25/17

Hello, my father- in- law just passed and his obituary is on this website. When getting to his, I came across Mr. Wolff's. I am at awe of Mr. Wolff's accomplishments and success not only in his career yet, his life. May his story inspire other men to strive for greatness! May your loved one rest in peace. I only pray that the happy memories live on forever and never go away.