Date of BirthMarch 15, 1938

Robert A. Wolffe Obituary

Date of BirthMarch 15, 1938

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Date of DeathNovember 21, 2016

Robert A. Wolffe Obituary

from Newark, Delaware, United States

Robert A. WolffeAGE: 78 • Wye Mills, MDBob Wolffe, age 78, of Wye Mills, MD, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 21, 2016, with his family by his side. After his long fight with cancer, Bob passed at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton. Bob was born on March 15, 1938, a son of the late Samuel and Alice Kriegel Wolffe.Bob was born and raised in Washington, DC, graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 1960, with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering. He subsequently received his Masters and Doctorate Degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University.Upon graduation from Lehigh, in 1965, Bob joined DuPont as a Senior Research Engineer in the Textile Fibers Department. His 23-year career with DuPont included initiating and managing the trade development during the world-wide introduction of Kevlar to the aircraft and aerospace industry. Bob left DuPont in 1988 and joined Lanxide Armor Products in Newark, DE, as President and CEO. He retired from Lanxide in 1998 and began a career in consulting for the composite materials and armor industries. Throughout his career he was always willing to share his knowledge. He served as an adjunct professor at both University of Delaware and Widener University.Bob and his wife Bev, of 55 years, split their time between their homes in Wilmington, DE and Wye Mills, MD. Moving to Wye Mills permanently in 1998, Bob was able to enjoy what he loved most, being with his family. Bob had a great passion for the outdoors, which he shared with his wife, three daughters, sons-in-law, and six granddaughters. He loved being on the water, fishing, crabbing, sailing and gardening. Bob enjoyed reading, talking politics, college sports, particularly University of Maryland basketball, and traveling. Bob took great pleasure in serving the communities that surrounded him, including the Talbot Hospice, Habitat for Humanity, Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, Talbot County Creekwatchers, River Road Swim Club, and Alapocas Neighborhood Association. Bob is survived by his wife Beverly Halloran Wolffe, children Deborah and husband Charles Hutchinson of North East, MD, Lisa Wolffe of Newark, DE, and Barb and husband Greg Pollard of Coconut Grove, FL; grandchildren Holly and Ashley Hutchinson, Heather Wolffe and Megan Graham, Alison and Kelsey Pollard, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Edward and Franklin Wolffe. A memorial service will be held at the DuPont Country Club, 1001 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803, on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 11am. A reception will follow.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to be made in Bob's honor to the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) Foundation, c/o Liz Freedlander Horn Point Laboratory, PO Box 775, Cambridge, MD 21601 and/or Johns Hopkins Medicine - Brady Urological Institute/Kimmel Cancer Center ( www.hopkinsmedicine.org/support).