Philadelphia (Dec. 17)
Funeral services will be held here tomorrow for Edwin Wolf, retired banker and manufacturer, who died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Isadore Kohn.
The rites, to be conducted at the Wolf home by Rabbi Louis Wolsey of the Rodeph Sholom Congregation, of which the deceased was a life long member, will be simple and in keeping with the modesty and simplicity that characterized a long and useful career in the civic, cultural, philanthropic and commercial life of the city.
Death was the result of an intestinal ailment, from which Mr. Wolf had suffered for more than a year. He was 80 years old.
Prominent for many years in the business, religious and educational life of Philadelphia, Mr. Wolf at the time of his death was a member of the board of governors of Dropsie College. At one time he was president of the Jewish Publication Society and the Philadelphia Board of Education. He was connected with the latter group for seventeen years, five as president.
At the turn of the century, with his four brothers, Mr. Wolf founded the banking firm of Wolf Brothers & C. Although born in Ohio, Mr. Wolf lived the major part of his life in this city, coming here at an early age. His first endeavor was a printing business, which eventually developed into an envelope and paper enterprise.
He was active in both philanthropy and rehabilitation of those who broke the law. He contributed to the upkeep of the Foster home.
At one time he was an active member of the board of trustees of the Eastern State Penitentiary. He aided many prisoners toward a fresh start in life.
Mr. Wolf was a member of several societies, including the Ohio Society.
He is survived by a daughter, a son, Morris Wolf, an attorney, two brothers, former State Senator Clarence Wolf and Louis Wolf, and two sisters, Mrs. Simon Loeb and Mrs. Louis Saller, all of Philadelphia. His wife died thirty years ago.