Joan Colter Wolfson
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Joan Colter Wolfson

WOLFSON: Joan Colter Wolfson died on Dec. 20, 2021 at 4 p.m. She was born to Irving and Anna Colter in Brooklyn on April 8, 1934; attended P.S. 219, Winthrop Jr. High School, and James Madison High, and then left Brooklyn for Brandeis. On June 4, 1955, she married the love of her life, Jerry Wolfson, whom she had met at Camp Boiberik in New York. Their 62 years together until his death in 2017 were full of love — love for her and love she shared with others. Love especially for her family, most important to her. She is survived by her four children and their spouses: Evan (Cheng He), Alison (Patti Perhacs), David (Nancy Roush Wolfson), and Michael; and by her beloved grandchildren (Emily, Ben & Sharmaine, Charlie, and Simon). After raising the kids, Joan earned her MSW at the University of Pittsburgh, then for many years served children, families, and the community at Craig House. Joan built a life and a home full of friends, music and celebrations, enjoyed travel and conversation, and was always good for a hug, even as in her last years Alzheimer’s robbed her of much of what made her her. She is already missed. Because of the continuing COVID-19 risks, the funeral and shiva will be family-only. Donations may be made to the Jewish Association on Aging in Joan’s name (jaapgh.org/donate). Zei gezunt, Mom. We love you. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. schugar.com PJC

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