Wolff, Jack Charles, age 94, of Tampa, Florida, and formerly of Plant City, passed away on April 5, 2023.
He was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Joseph and Hannah Wolff and the brother of Lawrence and Robert Wolff. He was a
graduate of the John Marshall Law School, a division of the University of Illinois at Chicago, and became an attorney in Illinois in 1951. After serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1956, he practiced law in Chicago until 1959, when he moved to Miami. In 1962 he became a Florida attorney.
He was married to Ada Mae Davis from 1973 until she passed away in 2003. His Florida law practice was first in Miami and then in Fort Lauderdale. In 1984, he and Ada moved to Tallahassee, where he served as an attorney for the Florida Department of Natural Resources and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection until 2003. During their stay in Tallahassee, both Ada and Jack were active in civic matters. Jack was president of their neighborhood association, the Oak Ridge Neighborhood Association, for seven years, during which time it was awarded the Leon County large neighborhood association Neighborhood of the Year award for four years.
In 2004, Jack moved to Plant City, Florida, and married Beryle Buchman. For many years, they were both directors on the East Hillsborough Historical Society board. Jack was also elected to the board of the Walden Lake Neighborhood Association for three years. They were active members of the Plant City Garden Club and Jack was a member and secretary of the Plant City Bar Association for many years. In 2016 they moved to the Allegro at Hyde Park assisted living facility in Tampa. Jack and Beryle very much enjoyed ballroom dancing, and they were active members of Librero’s Dance Club and School on Davis Island.
Jack is survived by his wife, Beryle, step-sons, J. Miles Buchman (Deborrah) and Kenneth W. Buchman (MarDee), three step-grandchildren, Katherine Buchman Roy (Rob), Stephanie Buchman Rutrick (Nelson) and Paul Scott Buchman and three step-greatgrandchildren, Claire Nicole Roy, Rex Elliot Rutrick and Hal Benjamin Rutrick.
Jack and Beryle are members of Congregation Schaarai Zedek.
There will be a graveside service at Myrtle Hill Cemetery on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at 11 a.m.
Condolences can be expressed online and memorial contributions can be made to Congregation Schraarai Zedek or to the charity of your choice.