Obituary: Jack S. Wolf, Retired Marketing Professor, Administrator

Jack S. Wolf

Jack Stanley Wolf, 88, retired professor of marketing and associate dean of the School of Business Administration, died July 15 of kidney failure at his home in Tucson.

Born in Mankato, Minn., he served in the Air Force as an officer, flying bombing missions over Japan during World War II.

After his military service, he received a bachelor’s degree from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and further pursued his education with an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

He embarked on his career as a business professor at the University of Kansas City, followed by positions at St. Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis. In 1965, he accepted a position at UMass Amherst, which began a 25-year tenure as a professor, head of the marketing department from 1967-75, associate dean from 1975-77 and acting dean of the School of Business Administration from 1977-78 and associate dean for external affairs from 1979-84. He retired in 1990.

He was the recipient of four Fulbright grants, which took him to Yugoslavia, Greece and Spain.

He leaves his wife of 60 years, Mildred Lenore Wolf, his three daughters, Kimberly Wolf, Laurie Wolf and Wendy Wolf, a sister and a niece.