James M. Woolf Jr.

September 2, 1942 - July 4, 2023

09/02/1942 - 07/04/2023

Past Services

Thursday July 27, 2023
1:00 pm
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
5181 Singleton Way
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-499-1271 | Directions
Reception Gathering
Thursday July 27, 2023
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions

James M. Woolf Jr., known to everyone as Jim, a beloved brother, father, and friend, passed away on July 4, 2023, at the age of 80. Born on September 2,1942, James lived a life filled with passion, determination, and a deep love for golf.

Jim’s journey was marked by his unwavering commitment to serving others. He dedicated many years of his life to the field of juvenile probation, where he started as an officer and eventually rose to the esteemed position of Deputy Director for the 2nd district court services unit for the Commonwealth of Virginia. His dedication and compassion touched the lives of countless young individuals, leaving a lasting impact on their paths towards a brighter future.

Outside of his professional endeavors, Jim found solace and joy on the golf course. His deep passion for the sport was evident in every swing, and he cherished the camaraderie and friendships formed during his time as a Legacy Member at the Greenbrier Country Club.

Jim’s memory will forever be treasured by his surviving family and friends. He is survived by his loving sisters, Susan and Katherine, and his devoted son, Jeffrey. Their lives were enriched by his presence, and his legacy will continue to inspire them in the years to come.

To honor and celebrate Jim’s remarkable life, a memorial service will be held at 1pm on Thursday, July 27, 2023, at Emmanuel Episcopal in Virginia Beach. Following the service, a reception will be held from 2-5pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, providing an opportunity for loved ones to gather, share stories, and find solace in each other’s company.

Jim will be remembered as a compassionate and dedicated individual who made a positive difference in the lives of those around him. May his spirit live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him, forever inspiring us to live with purpose and kindness.


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Doug and Lois Thompson
1 month ago

Jeff we are so sorry for your loss. The neighborhood will not be the same without our Jim. You, Susan and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Davis Reed
2 months ago

To Susan and the rest of the Woolf family— I was deeply saddened to read in today’s paper that Jim had passed away. I had the honor of working with Jim when he was the assistant director of the Virginia Beach Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court Services Unit and he was such a pleasure to work with. Always a gentleman, and I admired his dedication to his job and his efforts to assist the young persons who passed through the Juvenile Court.
Please accept my condolences. He will be greatly missed. Davis Reed

Belinda Stublen Kelk
2 months ago

Susan and Kathy,
So sorry that your brother, Jim, passed away! May you cherish your memories of him.

Susan Gros
2 months ago

Sorry for the loos of your older brother, Jim. May the memories of happy times spent together bring a smile to your face and Peace in your heart ❤️

Sharon Dickson
2 months ago

So sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers are being lifted for you!!