FILE - In this 1964 file photo, Philadelphia Eagles owner Jerry Wolman holds a football in Philadelphia. Wolman, who owned the Eagles from 1963-69, has died. He was 86. The team said Wolman died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at his home in Potomac, Md. Wolman was the youngest owner in the NFL when he bought the Eagles from James P. Clark at age 36 in December 1963. The Eagles were 28-41-1 during his five seasons as owner. (AP Photo/File)
Updated: September 13, 2013 6:19AM
PHILADELPHIA — Jerry Wolman, who owned the Philadelphia Eagles from 1963-69, has died. He was 86.
The team said Mr. Wolman died Tuesday at his home in Potomac, Md. Mr. Wolman was the youngest owner in the NFL when he bought the Eagles from James P. Clark at age 36 in December 1963. The Eagles were 28-41-1 during his five seasons as owner.
“I had the pleasure of meeting Jerry on multiple occasions when he came back to watch an Eagles game,” chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie said. “Each time, we enjoyed reminiscing about Eagles football and sharing in the enjoyment of owning such a historic franchise.”
The Eagles held a moment of silence for Mr. Wolman before Friday night’s preseason opener against the New England Patriots at Lincoln Financial Field.
“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 Mr. Wolman. “He loved Philadelphia and was one of those people who tried to help everyone he could reach.”
Mr. Wolman is survived by his wife of 35 years, Bobbie, two children, Helene and Alan, and seven grandchildren.