WOLF, WILLIAM J., - 88, lifelong resident of Margate, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016.A former Margate Firefighter he retired as Deputy Chief. He was an avid fisherman and was devoted to his family and friends. Bill served honorably in the US Navy during WWII and The Korean War.He is survived by his wife Eleanor (nee Reale); three sons, George (Kathleen), William and Michael; sister Rosemary Guerrieri (Mass); and 2 Grandchildren James and Kathryn Wolf.There will be a viewing Friday, October 21, at Holy Trinity Parish: Blessed Sacrament Church, Jerome and Ventnor Ave., Margate, beginning at 10:00 a.m. followed by mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be private.Arrangements are by the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home of Ventnor and Linwood. Condolences may be extended to the family at ghwimberg.com

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Steve Norton

I have many fond memories of Uncle Bill. As a young child he was always willing to let me tag along on his fishing adventures. . . Adventures for me. He would always tell what to do to catch something, right rig, bait, to be patient- " You have leave it in the water long enough for a fish to hit it Steven. You have to be patient." Thank you for your patience and kindness Uncle Bill.
Aunt Elenor, George, Bill and Michael, I am sorry for your loss. May peace be with you. Steve Norton

Sharon Parks

My husband,Eddie Filling,was friends with "The Wolfman: for many decades. I had the pleasure of getting to know "Wolfie" when I tended bar at Maynards;his feisty humor and proficient electrical skills always kept us on our toes,and laughing all of the time. He taught me the secret to surf-fishing(patience),and taught me what bait to use(live). Until we all meet again,Wolfman,I will remember you every time I "wet a line". My deepest sympathy to the family;what a wonderful person you shared with us all.

John Sullivan

My "Uncle" Billy was so important to me in my adolescent and young adult years and was such a great positive influence in my life! When we went fishing he always secured the best possible bait, soft shelled crabs from Strotbeck's kitchen. Whatever we didn't use would get sautéed in the kitchen on Adams Avenue! When he found out in 1975 that Nancy and I were leaving Margate and moving to Absecon he simply said " why don't you just move to Philly?" That story has been told over & over in my family.
He and his father, my dear Uncle George, were responsible for the strong foundation to my second career as the family handyman. I loved him very much. He will never be far away.

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