The Eagles were saddened to learn of the death of former franchise owner Jerry Wolman, who passed away on Tuesday afternoon at the age of 86 at his home in Potomac, Md.
"I had the pleasure of meeting Jerry on multiple occasions when he came back to watch an Eagles game," said Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie. "Each time, we enjoyed reminiscing about Eagles football and sharing in the enjoyment of owning such a historic franchise."
Mr. Wolman owned the Eagles from 1963-69. At the time, he was the youngest owner in the National Football League. Mr. Wolman is survived by his wife of 35 years, Bobbie, and had two children, Helene and Alan, and seven grandchildren.
Said Leo Carlin, the team's director of ticket client services who worked for the Eagles at the time of Wolman's ownership: "He was a fun-loving, charismatic man who got along with everyone. He loved Philadelphia and was one of those people who tried to help everyone he could reach."
Memorial services are pending.