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Howard Wolff

Howard Wolff

Howard Wolff, 88, of West Orange died May 15, 2020. Born in Brooklyn, he moved to Parsippany while in high school. He later lived in Wayne before moving to West Orange.

Mr. Wolff was a reporter and editor for newspapers in New York and New Jersey, including the Bergen Record, where he ran the copy desk and weekend magazine. He then took his writing and editing experience to magazines, eventually joining Electronics, a McGraw-Hill publication, where he directed coverage of the early development of the semiconductor and the emergence of the personal computer.

He graduated from Boonton High School. He earned his B.A. from Seton Hall University and was pursuing graduate studies in Irish literature at New York University when he was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He completed the New York City Marathon in 1977 and 1978, was a regular volunteer with the New York Road Runners, and was a sanctioned official at scholastic competitions around the New York area.

Predeceased by his wife, Frances, he is survived by two sons, Andrew (Andrea Perlman) and Robert (Merryl Hoffman); two brothers, Barry and Lester; and three grandchildren.

A private family burial was held May 17 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to the Annual Fund at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism (

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