Oscar Matt Wolff Jr., “The Big O”

Oscar Matt Wolff Jr., “The Big O”
February 16, 1930 – January 30, 2018

His master said “Well done, good and faithful servant,” and Oscar Wolff went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at the age of 87.  Family will receive friends and family during a time of visitation from 6 pm to 8 pm Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, 3001 S College Ave in Bryan. His life will be honored during a Life Tribute Celebration at 2 pm Sunday, February 4 at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center, Pastor Karl Tewold officiating, with interment to follow at Smetana Cemetery.

Oscar was born to his parents Oscar Matt Wolff Sr., and Martha (Kindt) Wolff on February 16, 1930 in Burton, Texas. He married Dorothy Bomnskie on September 15, 1956 at Faith Church of Bryan, of which Oscar has been a faithful member for many years.

Oscar’s career started as a ranch foreman at the George Chance Ranch, followed by Bernath Concrete Company, Walter Opersteny Landscape Company and Harrison Machine Shop. In 1961 he began his career as a dedicated Firefighter at the City of Bryan Fire Department and in 1991 received his Retirement Award for 30 years of service. “The Big O” received his nickname from his fellow firemen and his nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Martha Wolff, Hildegard Schultz, Ella Meier, Helen Sweet and Emma Harmel.

Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years, Dorothy Bomnskie Wolff; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Theresa Wolff of La Grange, Mark and Cathy Wolff of Bryan, and Robert Wolff with life companion Michael Dale of Houston; five grandchildren, Andrew and wife Lindsay Wolff, Katelin and husband Ryan Roecker, Jacqueline and husband Jeffrey Dewese, Robert and wife Ellen Moritz and Michelle Wolff; five great grandchildren, Emerli Wolff, Cole and Grant Dewese, Joseph and Benjamin Moritz, plus one Roecker baby on the way; two sisters, Mary Arrington of Giddings, and Bernice and Johnny Gurka of Brenham; along with many nieces and nephews. Honoring “The Big O” as pallbearers are Firefighters of The Bryan Fire Department.

In lieu of flowers, memorial funds have been established at Faith Church of Bryan PO Box 4470, Bryan, TX 77803 and at the Bryan Fire Department Protection Co #1 PO Box 1000, Bryan, TX 77805, in Memory of Oscar Wolff.

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  1. Dorothy, saying prayers for you and your family
    I remember living across the street from you for several years.

  2. Express our sincere sympathy to you Dorothy and your family. May God bless each of you during this time of grief. Your memorys will always remain with each of you.

  3. Aunt Dorothy, John, Mark, Robert and family, we are so sorry for y’all’s loss. Y’all are in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle Oscar was a good man and was loved by so many. He will be missed so much. We love you Uncle Oscar fly high with the Angels.

    We love y’all Aunt Dorothy,
    Love Robin & Bobby

  4. Rest In Peace big O . A brother that I enjoyed knowing and working with. My condolences to his family. John Ford and family

  5. I had the pleasure of working with Oscar in the late 60’s until his retirement from Bryan Fire Department. Oscar took pride in his job as Apparatus Operator and passed that pride on to his fellow firefighters. I am proud to have know him and I ask God to Bless his family at this time and may Oscar Rest in Peace.

  6. We were honored and blessed to have known Mr Wolff. He was truly a blessing in our lives and we will miss him. Our condolences.

  7. We are so very sorry for your loss. He was a true Brother. Praying for God’s comfort in your time of grief.
    God Bless
    Chaplain Ernest Upchurch Bryan Fire Department

  8. Dear Dorothy and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Oscar. All your friends up north have you in their thoughts. Love Diane

  9. Dear Dorothy and family,
    We’ve shared a lot of memories between our families in earlier years when you and Dad worked together at Hillier’s. May God comfort and strengthen you all and bring peace to your broken hearts. Praying for all of you!!
    Cynthia & Buddy Meadows

  10. Dorothy, Oscar was a dear dear man with the greatest smile and so much love for you and his family. I know you will miss him terribly, but I’m sure that he is now enjoying himself in Gods beautiful heavenly home.❤️❤️

  11. To the Wolff family, My family and I send our deepest sympathies for the loss of Big O. He was and always will be a very special man to me.We love him and will miss him.
    Marilyn Englemann, Elaine, Ashley and Josh Watts, Christie Monroe and Family, Nita Davis and Ann Cahill.

  12. Aunt Dorothy, Please know how sorry I am to not be able to be there with you and your family! Prayers and Love for you as you remember and celebrate Uncle Oscars life.

  13. Our very deepest sympathy… Oscar was a great and good man !! Our privilge to know him…sweet Dorothy prayers and Love to al! Chris Willis, Betty and Giles..

  14. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. With Heartfelt Sympathy, Ben & Debbie Holladay

  15. I’m so sorry for the families loss. Keeping all in thoughts and Prayers. God Bless and be with each of you.

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