MOUNT WOLF – Cornelia Westerman Wolf died on June 21, 2018, in her home in Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania. She was born on June 30, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Charlotte Rohlman Westerman and the late Ralph Westerman and the wife of the late William T. Wolf.
Mrs. Wolf was a devoted wife and mother, civic leader, and a generous philanthropist in York County and beyond.
Affectionately known as “Cornie”, Mrs. Wolf was born and raised in Columbia, PA. She attended Columbia High School before going to the College of William and Mary, where she graduated with a degree in Psychology in 1945. After college, Mrs. Wolf returned to Columbia where she worked at the Hamilton Watch Company and then served as the Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Columbia, PA. During that time, she met Bill Wolf, of Mt. Wolf, PA. They married in 1947 and established their home in Mt. Wolf, where all four of their children were born and raised.
Mrs. Wolf was actively engaged in the civic life of the community. She was involved in York Little Theater, the York County Junior League, the York Hospital Women’s Auxiliary, and chaired the Hospital Annual Fete. She was on the board and then served as president of the Visiting Nurses Association. She was the first woman president of the United Way of York County, and along with her husband, was a leader in building the York County Community Foundation. In 1996, she received a Woman of Distinction award from the Penn Laurel Girl Scout Council.
After graduating from the College of William and Mary, Mrs. Wolf remained active in alumni efforts for over 70 years, as Trustee of the Endowment Association and member of the Annual Fund Board. She was also a member of the board of the Muscarelle Museum of Art in Williamsburg. In 2017 she received the Douglas N. Morton 2017 Alumni Service Award, presented by the College.
Mrs. Wolf was also an active Board member for many York County businesses, including Hamilton Bank, Core States Financial Corporation, and the Wolf Supply Company.
Mrs. Wolf is survived by her four children, Thomas and his wife Frances, Andrew and his wife Elizabeth, Cornelia and her husband Samuel Wilson, and Henry and his wife Joan; her eight grandchildren, Michael Smith and his wife Giovanna, Sarah Wolf and her husband Joe Mueller, Katherine Coffin and her husband Jamie, Emily Wolf, Andrew Wolf, Cornelia Wilson, Marshall Wilson, and Isaiah Wolf; and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother John Henry Westerman and his wife Rosemarie and her brother-in-law, John D. Zimmerman. She was preceded in death by her sister-in-law Katherine Zimmerman.
A private service will be held. Diehl Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Mt. Wolf, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Fund for York County at the York County Community Foundation or to a favorite charity.
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