Timothy Patrick Wolff “Tim” class of 1980 passed away on September 10th, 2023, at the age of 46, in Seattle, Washington. He was born on May 4th, 1977, in St. Louis, the son of Thomas and Kathleen (McHale) Wolff. On August 4th, 2007, he exchanged vows with his love, Sarah (Moyer) Wolff, in Oakhurst, California.
Tim embarked on a remarkable journey through life, leaving a profound impact on those fortunate enough to know him. He pursued his education at Michigan State University, where he graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. For over two decades, Tim dedicated his career to the automotive industry, serving as a product engineer, contributing his expertise and passion to the field.
Not content to rest on his laurels, Tim's thirst for knowledge and commitment to making the world a better place led him to enroll in a master's program in Sustainable Transportation at the University of Washington. This shift in focus reflected his unwavering dedication to sustainability and his desire to create a more environmentally responsible future.
Tim's early years were spent in St. Louis, Missouri, and Okemos, Michigan, where he cultivated a deep love for his family and the outdoors. His journey took him to Royal Oak and Rochester Hills, Michigan, before settling in Seattle, Washington, in June 2023, where he looked forward to new adventures and opportunities.
During his school years, Tim excelled in sports, particularly soccer, cross-country, and ultimate Frisbee. His athletic spirit and determination were admired by all who witnessed his pursuits. Beyond sports, Tim had a profound appreciation for music, hiking, and spending quality time with his beloved son, Locklin Emmett Wolff, affectionately known as LEW. Tim's passion for reading about social justice, sustainable transportation, and overall sustainability showcased his commitment to making the world a better place for future generations.
Tim was not only a devoted spouse and father but also a tireless advocate for peace, equity, and positive change. He dreamed of a world where these ideals prevailed, and he worked diligently to bring that vision to life.
Timothy Patrick Wolff is survived by his loving spouse, Sarah (Moyer) Wolff; his cherished son, Locklin Emmett Wolff (LEW); his adoring parents, Thomas and Kathleen (McHale) Wolff; his dear brother, David Wolff; his mother-in-law, Lori Jean (Potter) Moyer; and 14 beloved cousins. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Edmund Moyer.
A visitation for Tim will be held 4-8PM Friday, November 10, 2023 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, 1730 E. Grand River, East Lansing. Funeral services to celebrate Tim's life will be held at St. Martha’s Catholic Church, 1100 W. Grand River Ave, Okemos, Michigan, on November 11th at 11 AM with visitation an hour prior. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in Tim's memory to a food bank of your choice or Clean Water Action, two causes that were close to his heart.
Timothy Patrick Wolff will be remembered not only for his remarkable accomplishments but also for the indelible mark he left on the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him. His legacy of love, compassion, and dedication to a better world will continue to inspire all who follow in his footsteps.