Bench in memory of Troy Wolff

Troy Wolff bench photo

A bench to honor Prof. Troy Wolff, who died Sept. 14, 2013, has been installed on the campus of Shoreline Community College. A public remembrance event is being planned for September. More photos …

A group of friends and co-workers gathered Monday, June 16, 2014 for a quiet moment to remember Shoreline Community College Prof. Troy Wolff.

Wolff, 46, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 after being stabbed the previous evening while walking in the Pioneer Square area of Seattle following a soccer match at Century Link Field. Wolff’s girlfriend who was with him was injured and survived.

Co-workers and friends donated funds to buy a stone bench that was recently installed on campus. While a more public event is planned for this fall, a group came together for moment of reflection on Wolff’s life.

In addition to the bench to honor Wolff, the Troy Wolff Humanities Scholarship has been established at the Shoreline Community College Foundation.

Wolff was a beloved and respected English faculty at Shoreline for 17 years. In addition to teaching composition and literature, Troy also participated in the college’s study abroad program, taking students to Costa Rica, Spain, Greece and Turkey. He was chair of the English Department at the time of his tragic death.


  1. Roger Wolff says:

    It is so gratifying to know that Troy has left us such a very strong legacy, which continues to be proven by all who have been graced by his life, and respond in so many ways of remembering his gift to us. The latest of these being the stone bench which will endure forever, and upon upon which weary souls can meditate to gain the strength and wisdom that he has left us.

  2. Roberta Wolff says:

    Thank you so much for honoring Troy with this beautiful bench. We are thankful for his colleagues and dear friends at Shoreline.

  3. Luanne Little says:

    What a wonderful gesture of rememberance of Troy! He truly touched, influenced, & enriched the lives of so many students, staff, friends, & family. Thank you, Shorline, for honoring Troy in this way!