Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Former Eagles owner Wolman pases away

PHILADELPHIA - Former Eagles owner Jerry Wolman passed at the age of 86 at his home in Potomac, Md on Tuesday afternoon.

Wolman owned the Eagles from 1963 to 1969 and was the youngest owner in the National Football League at the time.

"He was a fun-loving, charismatic man who got along with everyone," said Leo Carlin, the Eagles' director of ticket client services, who worked for the Eagles during the time of Wolman's ownership. "He loved Philadelphia and was one of those people who tried to help everyone he could reach."

Wolman is survived by his wife of 35 years, Bobbie, and had two children, Helene and Alan, along with seven grandchildren.

"I had the pleasure of meeting Jerry on multiple occasions when he came back to watch an Eagles game," said current Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie. "Each time, we enjoyed reminiscing about Eagles football and sharing in the enjoyment of owning such a historic franchise."

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