Virgil Allen Wulff was born 8/20/32 and lived his early years in Kankakee, Illinois, just south of Chicago. In 1951, he joined the United States Navy (four years) and later graduated from the University of Missouri (1960). While in college, he ran a business known as Breezy Hill Nightclub. After college, he took on a temporary job as a Blackjack Dealer at the Nevada Club in downtown Las Vegas.
After Vegas and for over thirty years (1961-1994) he worked as a research engineer and manager for the space and defense industries. At Cape Kennedy, he was an active participant in GE field service support to Apollo 11 and the first manned lunar landing (July 20, 1969). In Bremen, Germany, he was a TRW Software Consultant for the NASA SPACELAB Program of the European Space Agency at ERNO Raumfahrttechnik GmbH.
Mr. Wulff has written countless documents throughout his professional career. He is retired now, living in Tampa with his wife, and enjoying the pleasures of fiction writing. He has written his autobiography, five novels, and related screenplays. The first book he had published is entitled Cassadaga and was released by PublishAmerica, Inc. in October 2000. His next book is entitled Death-Pact Reunion released in September 2001 by the same publisher. Two E-Books were completed in 2002 (Deadlihood) and 2003 (Immortality Seekers). Lastly, in late 2004, his latest manuscript, entitled Mind-Exchange Chronicles, was completed and needs to be published. Synopses of all these novels are contained in his web site: www.VirgilAllenWulff.com.
Al died on 8/18/07 at 2:00 a.m., following a long illness from a staph infection after back surgery. See details below.
About the Author ... (1932-2007)
18 August 2007 : Virgil Allen Wulff passed away quietly in his sleep this morning. His wife, Martha, will have him cremated and his ashes put to sea, as he requested. Al will be sorely missed.
Virgil Wulff Health Problems
This notice is being put here for the benefit of friends of Virgil that haven't yet learned of his recent problems. Updates will be put here as they occur.
Virgil had a laminectomy and fusion at University Community Hospital on March 6th after
suffering for a year with spinal stenosis. The operation seemed successful and was sent to Manor Care Rehab Center on the week-end. The latter part of the next week, he was beginning to have more pain and on the morning of Monday, March 19th was sent by ambulance to St. Joseph's Hospital Emergency Room where it was discovered he was in septic shock. He had a staph infection called MRSA, which is resistant to most antibiotics. He was in Intensive Care for two weeks and then moved to a hospital room. He had a stroke and two cardiac arrests when they went into the incision during this time to find the infection. He has been very, very ill. He is now (June 2007) in Habana Health, 2916 Habana Way, Tampa, FL 33629. It will be a long recovery.
If you need to contact the Wulffs about anything, feel free to email Bob Hoffman (webmaster and co-author of Aliens to Vegas) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WULFF, Virgil Allen, 74, passed away August 18, 2007. He was born in Kankakee, Ill., served in the U.S. Navy and was a graduate of the University of Missouri. His career was in the aerospace and defense industries where he worked on the Apollo program and the Space Station. He had been a resident of Tampa for more than 10 years since his retirement from the defense industry in Virginia. He had written several novels since his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Martha; two sisters, Mae Honzik of Kankakee, Ill., and Priscilla Wells of Prospect Heights, Ill.; two brothers, Wayne Wulff of Madera, Calif., and James Wulff of Las Vegas, Nev.; three stepsons; and nieces and nephews.
Virgil Allen Wulff, 74, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Kankakee, died Aug. 18, 2007. Cremation rites were accorded. His cremains will be scattered at sea.
Mr. Wulff's career was in the aerospace and defense industries, where he worked on the Apollo program and the Space Station (1961-1994). He was born Aug. 20, 1932, in Kankakee. He was a graduate of the University of Missouri and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He had been a resident of Tampa for over 10 years since retiring from the defense industry in Virginia. He had written several novels since his retirement.
Surviving are his wife, Martha; two sisters, Mae Honzik of Kankakee, Priscilla Wells of Prospect Heights; two brothers, Wayne Wulff of Madera, Calif., James Wulff of Las Vegas; three stepsons; and nieces and nephews.