In 2004, Mr. Wilf's work was in a show at Da Vinci Art Alliance, near Seventh and Catharine Streets, that featured the Painters' Circle, a group of 12 artists from the Main Line Art Center in Haverford.
In 2002, his sculpture of a dog was stationed across the street from the Haverford post office, part of "Art Unleashed," a show of 50 dog figures at Main Line sites.
Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Wilf graduated from what is now the University of the Arts in Center City, where he won a student competition for the set design of a television studio, a contest judged by Broadway theatrical designer Jo Meilziner.
Arger said that Mr. Wilf was resident designer for the modern-dance department at the University of Pennsylvania from 1946 to 1948 and that he designed catalogs and costumes from 1949 to 1953 for the Center City dance-wear firm Baum's while freelancing as a costume designer for showgirls at the Latin Casino nightclub in Cherry Hill.
He was a producer and designer of summer revues at the Log Tavern in Milford, Pa., from 1953 to 1957, Arger said.
After consulting for a former wallpaper and fabrics firm in Wilmington, he opened his own firm in 1959.
Besides his partner, Mr. Wilf is survived by a brother, Jerome.
A private service took place in January.
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