Former Eagles owner Jerry Wolman dies at 86

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Former Eagles owner Jerry Wolman dies at 86
August 6, 2013, 8:15 pm
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Jerry Wolman (left), seen here with Jeffrey Lurie, owned the Eagles from 1963-1969. (Courtesy of the Philadelphia Eagles)

Jerry Wolman, who owned the Eagles from 1963-1969, died Tuesday afternoon at his Potomac, Md., home.

Wolman was 86 when he died. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Bobbie, and his two children, Helene and Alan. He also had seven grandchildren.

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

The Eagles had just one winning season during those seven seasons but Wolman was the NFL’s youngest owner during his stint.

Leo Carlin, the Eagles’ director of ticket client services, worked for the Eagles at the time of Wolman’s ownership. In a statement, Carlin called Wolman a “fun-loving, charismatic man who got along with everyone.”

“He loved Philadelphia,” Carlin added, “and was one of those people who tried to help everyone he could reach.”

Memorial services are pending.


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