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‘We’ll go on’: The Wolfs say they’ll ‘be fine’ after devastating fire

For years, Doris and Walter Wolf have devoted much of their time and energy to helping others in the Waterloo and Seneca County areas.

Walter has been limited somewhat by dementia, but Doris remains a “super volunteer,” as many call her, for a host of organizations.

Now the community they’ve helped so much is looking to help them.

The Wolfs are recovering from a devastating fire that destroyed their historic Birdsey Road home Wednesday evening.

“This is an amazing community. I love it,” Doris Wolf said Thursday, speaking on a borrowed cell phone. Her phone and computer were destroyed in the fire as was virtually everything they owned. The cause of the fire is still to be determined.

The Wolfs bought the house in 1977. Built in 1820, it’s on the National Register of Historic Homes. They raised a family there. Doris worked as a journalist for the Finger Lakes Times and Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. Walter was a professor at Eisenhower College and later, Rochester Institute of Technology until his retirement.

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