Oscar Matt Wolff Jr., “The Big O”
February 16, 1930 – January 30, 2018
His master said “Well done, good and faithful servant,” and Oscar Wolff went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at the age of 87. Family will receive friends and family during a time of visitation from 6 pm to 8 pm Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, 3001 S College Ave in Bryan. His life will be honored during a Life Tribute Celebration at 2 pm Sunday, February 4 at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center, Pastor Karl Tewold officiating, with interment to follow at Smetana Cemetery.
Oscar was born to his parents Oscar Matt Wolff Sr., and Martha (Kindt) Wolff on February 16, 1930 in Burton, Texas. He married Dorothy Bomnskie on September 15, 1956 at Faith Church of Bryan, of which Oscar has been a faithful member for many years.
Oscar’s career started as a ranch foreman at the George Chance Ranch, followed by Bernath Concrete Company, Walter Opersteny Landscape Company and Harrison Machine Shop. In 1961 he began his career as a dedicated Firefighter at the City of Bryan Fire Department and in 1991 received his Retirement Award for 30 years of service. “The Big O” received his nickname from his fellow firemen and his nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Martha Wolff, Hildegard Schultz, Ella Meier, Helen Sweet and Emma Harmel.
Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years, Dorothy Bomnskie Wolff; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Theresa Wolff of La Grange, Mark and Cathy Wolff of Bryan, and Robert Wolff with life companion Michael Dale of Houston; five grandchildren, Andrew and wife Lindsay Wolff, Katelin and husband Ryan Roecker, Jacqueline and husband Jeffrey Dewese, Robert and wife Ellen Moritz and Michelle Wolff; five great grandchildren, Emerli Wolff, Cole and Grant Dewese, Joseph and Benjamin Moritz, plus one Roecker baby on the way; two sisters, Mary Arrington of Giddings, and Bernice and Johnny Gurka of Brenham; along with many nieces and nephews. Honoring “The Big O” as pallbearers are Firefighters of The Bryan Fire Department.
In lieu of flowers, memorial funds have been established at Faith Church of Bryan PO Box 4470, Bryan, TX 77803 and at the Bryan Fire Department Protection Co #1 PO Box 1000, Bryan, TX 77805, in Memory of Oscar Wolff.
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