Charles J. Wolfram Jr., plumbing firm co-owner, dies

March 6
Charles J. Wolfram Jr.

Charles J. Wolfram Jr., a co-owner of WW Plumbing in Alexandria, Va., from 1978 to 2006, died Feb. 28 at a hospital in Richmond, Va. He was 74.

The cause was sepsis, said his wife, Ava Wolfram.

Charles John Wolfram Jr. was born in Pittsburgh and moved to the Washington area in the early 1960s. He was a self-employed plumber in Alexandria before starting WW Plumbing with a business partner. He was a resident of Oakton, Va.

His marriage to Andrea Lee ended in divorce. Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Ava Smith Wolfram of Oakton; three children from his first marriage, Brenda Murn of Herndon, Va., Ronald Wolfram of Alexandria and Daniel Wolfram of East Ridge, Tenn.; two stepchildren, Judson T. Burnette of Midlothian, Va., and Dana E. Burnette of Fairfax County, Va.; and nine grandchildren.

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