Full Name: George T. Wolfson
Date of Death: Thursday, July 6, 2023
George T. Wolfson passed away on July 6, 2023 at the age of 76 surrounded by the love of his family. A celebration of George’s life will be held at 11am on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at the Louis Suburban Chapel, 13-01 Broadway (Route 4 West), Fair Lawn, NJ 07410. Interment to follow.
Born on October 30, 1946, George brought immense joy and happiness to the Wolfson, Maizel, and Moore families. Throughout his life, he was known for his devotion to his loved ones and his vibrant presence in their lives.
Professionally, George was a respected figure in the community. He was the longtime owner of ShopRite Liquors in Lincoln Park, NJ, which was established in 1977 by George’s father, Harold. George was committed to providing excellent service to his customers and the community. While his family was a member of the Wakefern Co-op, George served as the chair of the Wakefern Liquor Committee, member of the Wakefern Grocery Committee, and was one of the first members of the Wakefern Floral Committee.
George was also deeply involved in philanthropy. He was a devoted board member of the Chilton Hospital Foundation, where he provided leadership and support. As the chair of their wine and golf events for many years, George’s unwavering commitment ensured that hundreds of thousands of dollars were raised annually for the hospital. His selflessness and dedication positively impacted the lives of countless individuals within the community. George was also a longtime board member of Preakness Hills Country Club. The impact of his generosity, leadership, and dedication to his community will continue to be felt by the lives he touched.
Outside of his professional and family life, George had a passion for golf and looked forward to the infamous annual 8-ball golf trips. Also, he was a longtime suffering fan of the NY Mets, whom he loved since he was a child.
George attended the Pennington School in Pennington, NJ, and the University of Toledo where he made lifelong friends.
George found great joy in spending time with his family. He cherished the moments shared with his loved ones, creating lasting memories that will be treasured forever. He is survived by his devoted wife Jeanne, loving daughter Tara Karyanis and her husband Charlie, granddaughter Lucy (who loved to bake him cookies), and extended family and friends, including Jeanne’s children and grandchildren who will forever hold his memory close. He was preceded in death by his daughter Abby.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in George’s name to the Chilton Medical
Center Foundation: https://www.atlantichealth.org/about-us/foundations-auxiliaries/chilton-
foundation/ways-to-give/make-gift.html or the Breast Cancer Research Foundation: