HARRISBURG, Pa. — Bill Wolf, the father of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, died Friday afternoon at age 95.
The governor’s office said arrangements were pending and did not immediately disclose where the death occurred.
Because of his father’s death, Wolf canceled his participation in the 9/11 observance Sunday at the site of the crash of United Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Bill Wolf was a businessman in a family with deep roots in Pennsylvania’s York County, where the town of Mount Wolf is named after a family ancestor.
The governor has continued to live in Mount Wolf since taking office, with his parents’ home just a few blocks away.
The York Daily Record/Sunday News said Bill Wolf attended Dartmouth College and served with the military in World War II.
He was a leader in the business that Tom Wolf and his cousins eventually purchased, the Wolf Organization, which sold kitchen cabinets and building products. Tom Wolf’s shares were sold last year, when a private equity firm became majority owner, the paper said.
Bill Wolf had also been the longest-serving member of the Rotary Club in York, having joined in 1948.