Public funeral to be held for Camden's Tony Wolf

Picture: Facebook
Picture: Facebook

The community is invited to attend Camden icon Tony Wolf's funeral, following his death on January 14.

Mr Wolf moved to Australia from his native Holland with his parents and brother in 1949.

He completed a six-year apprenticeship as a printer before marrying Rita Cornhill, of Camden, in 1960.

Mr Wolf began to set up his part-time business the garage of his in-law's house in Elderslie, while simultaneously working full-time fo an out-of-town printing firm.

Just over a decade later, Mr Wolf launched his Narellan-based printing business.

Once his business was established and he could spend more time getting to know the Camden community, Mr Wolf became a foundation member of the Camden Lions Club.

He served as a member for 27 years, acting as club president twice.

He also worked with a number of community groups and organisations, including Narellan Scouts (six years), Campbelltown TAFE (board member), Probus Club, Dutch social organisations and the Macarthur Bridge Club.

He was president of the bridge club for 27 years.

Mr Wolf passed his business along to his son upon retirement, so the Tony Wolf and Son Printers legacy could continue.

Mr Wolf suffered a short battle with pancreatic cancer, complicated by a series of strokes.

He was always grateful for the support of medical staff and nurses at Campbelltown Hospital and the Camden Hospital Palliative Care Unit.

Some of his nurses fondly remembered Tony printing their own wedding invitations.

Tony is survived by his partner Ali Dullaard, children Jenny, Suzie and Ian, children-in-law Mark Anthony and Leanne Wolf, grandchildren Brenton, Kaila, Nicholas and Luke, and great-grandchildren Charlee, Savannah and Millie.

Jenny posted a short message on Facebook on Tuesday to remember her father.

"Today is a sad day where we lost another Camden icon," she wrote.

"Tony Wolf lived in Camden since 1960 and we known by many.

"He contributed voluntary time to a wide variety of service clubs and community groups.

"Pictured [above] is Tony as one of his favourite places, about six weeks ago, the Village Coffee Shop in the Camden Arcade."

A public funeral will be held at Camden Civic Centre from 9.30am on Friday, January 24.

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