Troy Wolff bench dedication set

Prof. Troy Wolff bench

A granite bench and memorial plaque has been installed on the campus of Shoreline Community College in honor of Prof. Troy Wolff

Friends and co-workers of Troy Wolf will gather at noon, Sept. 18, 2014 on the Shoreline Community College campus to dedicate a granite bench and memorial plaque in his honor.

Shoreline Community College English Prof. Troy Wolff

Shoreline Community College English Prof. Troy Wolff

Wolff, a former English professor at Shoreline, died Sept. 14, 2013 after he and his partner were stabbed in a random attack the previous evening while walking in Seattle’s Pioneer Square area following a Sounders soccer match. His partner survived her injuries. More than 400 people came together on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 to celebrate Wolff’s life.

The bench, located along a quiet path in a tree-lined enclave on the north end of campus, is the result of planning and funding by friends and co-workers of Wolff. No family members are expected at the dedication, but comments from Wolff’s mother will be read. The ceremony will also include candle lighting, placing of flowers, poetry from Prof. Ernest Johnson and retried Prof. Ed Harkness as well as comments by President Cheryl Roberts, Dean of Humanities Kathie Hunt, Acting Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Bob Francis and professors Neal Vasishth and Brooke Zimmers.


  1. Pam Wolff says:

    I’m sorry I can’t be there for the special dedication. My thoughts will be, however. Troy loved teaching and Shoreline. Thanks again for all you’ve done this past year remembering him.

  2. scott allen says:

    I just happened to read the story about Professor Wolff, and am very saddened. Life is so precious and sometimes precarious. I can see Mr. Wolff was much loved by many, and seemed to live a full life. Let us all more greatly appreciate the precious time we have left on this good earth, and thank Professor Wolff for making this earth a little more beautiful for being here.