Mark Wallace Wolff
MARK W. WOLFF, 66, Lincoln, NE
Mark Wallace Wolff was born on April 3, 1952 to parents Rev. Wallace Wolff and Ruth (Fauquet) Wolff in Norfolk, NE. Mark was a graduate of Benson High School in Omaha, NE and Midland College in Fremont, NE.
Mark was a Professional Musician and moved to New York City shortly after graduating from Midland. Some of his various musical career opportunities and accomplishments included: A member of a jazz quartet, ZAZZ; a member of Riverside Church and Choir; the Metropolitan Opera Chorus (also worked in costume department); Cruze ship entertainer and United Services Organization (USO) Entertainment Tour performer. Mark lived and worked in New York for over 34 years until his return to Nebraska in 2009. After his return to Nebraska, Mark was active in local theater in Lincoln and The Abendmusik Choir.
Mark died on Sunday, May 6, 2018 following complications from a genetic heart condition. He is survived by sisters Lainey Wolff and Margaret (husband Mike) Coulter; nephew Steve Coulter and grandniece, Jadyn Agee; niece Jennifer Coulter (Karl) Jackson; and many cousins and friends.
Cremation. No visitation. Celebration of Life service on Saturday, May 26th at 11am at First Plymouth Church with a lunch to follow. Memorials go to Abendmusik. Website is www.abendmusik.org. Mailing address is :c/o First Plymouth Church, 2000 D Street, Lincoln, NE 68502
Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
Condolences for Mark Wallace Wolff
Lainey, Margaret and family. Know Mark was a big part of your lives and that he will be greatly missed. Pray that you will feel God’s presence during this trying time and that He will provide strength and comfort. Love to all, your cousin Winifred
To Mark’s family:
Mark was a very dear friend for many years in NYC. Please accept my heartfelt condolences which I also offer on behalf of The Art Mob. He was a central pillar of our odd little a cappella group. We all loved him and singing with him was a joy. He will always be loved and remembered.
I will miss our chats about music and your endless stories about performing. You will be missed my friend…
It’s hard for me to think of a patient that I have been more fond of. Mark was peculiar, beautiful, intriguing, humble, kind, and I always wanted to be around him. I am ever so grateful to have been his nurse. It was easy to spoil him because he never asked for anything. We all adored him. And we all especially loved it when he scared the other employees by playing the piano in the middle of the night because they couldn’t see him and thought it was a beautiful ghost. I’ll never look at a jar of pickles or a bottle of Gatorade the same – as those were his last wishes that last day. He’s made me a better nurse and I’ll hear him in Nessun Dorma every time it plays. Love to you Lainey and Margaret!!!! -Rainee
Thinking of you all during this time. Fond memories of missionary work with us in Guyana. Mark will be missed
Lainey and Margaret, as I told Mark, he was responsible for me getting into music performance, leading to music education. I remember seeing him in Li’l Abner when he was at Benson High School and a spark was created! We both had Edson and Elsberry as music directors, so we were able to share some good memories about them, and about musicals, etc. at Midland College. He talked to me at length at a choir reunion several years ago about the work I did in education with poverty populations through music instruction. I am so glad I stopped to see him when I was back in NE at the end of Dec. He sent me a Facebook post during my time in the Netherlands just a few weeks ago, and I really enjoyed it! Blessings and peace in God’s care, and in your hearts
I was saddened to read of Mark’s death but what a great picture and fitting obituary. What an awesome sister you were to him over the years. Although I did not have the pleasure of knowing him for an extended time, whenever we were together it was always clear to me that Mark was a sensitive and talented man with a kind heart and a quirky sense of humor. May you and the family, friends, and caregivers whose lives he touched be comforted now and in the days to come.
Your friend and Mark’s – Ben
Nobody could make me laugh like Mark. After he graduated from Midland , when he returned to Fremont to visit friends he would stay with my family, and he almost always went to church with us on Sunday at Saint Tim’s. I have such fond memories of singing and praying and laughing with Mark. What a beautiful soul!