Joseph A Wolfson

Joseph A. Wolfson, 92, of Newton, passed away peacefully on July 7. He was the beloved son of the late Louis and Rose Wolfson. Joe was an engineer, sailor, volunteer, friend, and loving family man. He graduated from Brookline High and Northeastern University with a degree in Electronics Engineering. His true loves, in addition to his family, were traveling, photography, and sailing with his beloved wife of 56 years, Evelyn, who preceded him in death. Joe had an accomplished career in radio, TV, and satellites -- working for WRKO, Laboratory for Electronics, MITRE, and the United States Department of Transportation. Volunteer activities included 18 years of service as President of Community Boating on the Charles River, where he successfully established the largest and most successful non-profit public sailing program in the world and being one of the founders and members of the Board of Directors of Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley. After retiring, Joe spent many happy times sailing and golfing in West Palm and Boynton Beach, FL.

Joe always found time for others and gave unconditionally to those he loved. He is survived by his son Louis Wolfson & wife Cindy, daughter Linda Kearns & husband Jim, four grandchildren, Michael Wolfson (Kari), Samantha Hoff (Matt), Emily and Jake Kearns, and great grandson, Bobby Wolfson, all of whom made him very proud. He will also be missed by his devoted companion, Sandra Noymer and her family, his dear friend, Chuck McDevitt, as well as many friends and extended family. Special thanks to the compassionate people on 3 SouthEast at NewBridge on the Charles who provided care and friendship.

Graveside services will be on Tuesday, July 10th at 1:30PM at the Pride of Jacob Cemetery, 350 Grove Street, West Roxbury.

Following the service, the family will receive visitors at NewBridge on the Charles, 5000 Great Meadow Road, Dedham in the Great Meadow Hall located on the 0 level. Please park in the Community Center lot (parking/security staff present at entrance w/ signage).

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to Community Boating Inc., or the American Parkinson Disease Association,


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Joseph A Wolfson

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