Alan Jeffrey Woll, age 75, passed away from a broken heart following the recent death of his wife, on July 12, 2021. He enjoyed a very full and meaningful life filled with love, family and friends.
Alan, born to Harvey and Corinne Woll, lived happily in Akron his entire life. He was a star football player at Buchtel High School before going on to the University of Akron in 1964 where he also played. While at Akron U, he became a dedicated member of Alpha Epsilon Pi. In 1968 he married his high school sweetheart, Janice Rothkin.
In 1964, Alan was voted the class optimist and continued to live his life with his trademark positivity. His warm and generous nature helped him see the best in everyone. A strong entrepreneurial spirit, Alan started his own company in his basement in 1986, and grew it to become a successful manufacturing and distributing enterprise, Diamond and Network Polymers. His love for Akron was apparent through his philanthropic work, he was committed to and supported many local charities. His love of Cleveland’s sports was something he enjoyed from an early age. A true Browns fan...he will have the best seats for this year’s Super Bowl run. Alan’s love for travel was constant...whether for business, sailing with friends, or a family ski vacation, he was up for anything!
His love of golf started at a very young age. He caddied at both Fairlawn and Firestone Country Clubs. He loved playing golf with his friends as often as he was able, and as we all know it never rains on the golf course!! Alan was known for his sense of style and was always dressed for success.
Alan is survived by his three children, Rachel (Scott) Arnopolin, Jerrod (Andrea) Woll and Michael (Gregory) Woll Orenstein. He loved his grandchildren, Raleigh, Corinna, Bodhi and Jovie. He will be remembered by his brother Barry Woll and wife, Izzy, his sister-in-law, Linda Lyons, as well as many close cousins, nieces, great nieces, and nephews.
Thank you to all of his caregivers who provided such compassionate care, especially Larry Spear, who was a true friend to the end.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the Woll Family Fund through Akron Community Foundation or The Akron/Canton Regional Food Bank.
Rabbi Stephen Grundfast will conduct graveside service Thursday 11:00 AM, July 15, 2021
at Anshe Sfard Cemetery, 310 Swartz Road in Akron. The family will be observing Shiva
and welcoming friends immediately following services from 2pm to 8pm Thursday, Friday 5
to 8pm, and Sunday 1pm to 4pm at the Woll Residence: 1313 Oak Knoll Drive in Akron.
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