NORFOLK – Dr. Alfred M. Schulwolf, 90, passed away on September 8.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Helen A. Schulwolf, his brother Benjamin Schulwolf, and his parents, Leopold and Faye Schulwolf, all of blessed memory.
He is survived by his sons Neal (Lisa), Gary, and Andrew (Robin) Schulwolf, along with five grandchildren, Hallie, Brett, Helene, Gracie, and William, whom he treasured dearly. He is also survived by his special friend, Arlene Brown, and his sister-in-law, Shirley Schulwolf Hainer, along with many nieces and nephews.
Dr. “Buzzy,” as he was affectionately known to his family, many friends, and colleagues, was born in Norfolk, Va. He graduated from Maury High School, the University of Virginia (Phi Beta Kappa), and the University of Virginia Medical School. He completed his medical residency in Pediatrics at Boston City Hospital in Boston, Mass.
He returned to Norfolk in 1961 and started Tidewater Children’s Associates with his close friend, Dr. Larry Berman, of blessed memory, and practiced pediatrics until 2004, hiring and training many pediatricians throughout Tidewater. He was very active with Children’s Hospital of The Kings Daughters, served as president of the Medical Staff in the 1970s, and participated in various committees and taught at the hospital.
Dr. Schulwolf was also active with Eastern Virginia Medical School and chaired the Admissions Committee in the 1980s. He especially enjoyed teaching the residents and hired several of them for his pediatrics practice.
He was a former member of the Jewish Family Service board, chairman of the March of Dimes APAC Committee, and took great pride in donating to the local arts, museums, and Jewish causes. He was extremely proud of co-chairing a committee that studied Tay-Sachs disease in Tidewater. Dr. Schulwolf credited the Florence Smith Medical Scholarship with providing him the opportunity to attend medical school, and he was a supporter and fundraiser of the Scholarship Fund throughout his life.
Amongst his many successful entrepreneurial ventures outside of the medical profession, Dr. Schulwolf was the creator and owner of Hasskins Fresh Fries, one of the original food court businesses at Waterside.
Dr. Schulwolf will be best remembered for his love of family, devotion to many friends, and his ever present and unique humor that made him beloved by many.
The funeral was held at Ohef Sholom Temple in Norfolk, Va. A graveside service followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Ohef Sholom Temple or Children’s Hospital of The Kings Daughters.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.hdoliver.com.