General Information

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:
foundation/ways-to-give/make-gift.html or the Breast Cancer Research Foundation:

Service Information

Tuesday, July 11, 2023
11:00 AM

Service at:
Louis Suburban Chapel
13-01 Broadway, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Burial at:
Workman Circle Cemetery

380 Dewey Avenue, Saddle Brook, NJ

Get Directions to Louis Suburban Chapel


  1. Don Szibdat

    George was a wonderful, kind, and caring man. We had a lot of great time together–work, golf, vacations together. He never had a bad thing to say about anyone.

  2. Liz Geary

    Rest in peace George.
    Wolfons always feel like family. ❤️

  3. Fred

    George was my friend he was an exceptional man a special person who enjoyed helping others I am proud to have been his friend and golf Partner Rip lym

  4. Formwe Worker

    Sad time for a kind and generous family. One of the Wolfson’s ran their family owned hamburger place attached to the Fair Lawn Shop- Rite on River Road which they owned in the 1970’s. I worked for one of the young Wolfsons who ran that place (“hamo”), but don’t remember if it was this gentleman. I wish someone could email me if it was or which son it was, 50 years ago ! Thank you. This family owned that Shop Rite before Glass, then Inserra.

  5. Tami Cotsakos

    Georgie was family and we loved him . We have so many wonderful memories and he will never be forgotten . Rest in Peace Georgie we will miss you .

  6. Suzanne Samu

    Worked with George for many years. Always kind, caring and respectful. Rest in eternal peace George. You will be missed.

  7. Terry Richter

    I will always consider George Wolfson as a friend. He was as thoughtful, caring and kind individual as you could ever meet. George, may you eternally rest in peace but I have one favor to ask. Please send a sign to let us know where the golf trophy is.

    • Friend of George

      How about where George kept the safe deposit box key ?

  8. Janet Pinsdorf

    I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Wolfson’s passing. He was an insured with the agency I use to work for. He was such a pleasant gentleman to work with. Please accept my sincere condolences.

    • Dee Davenport

      Dear Tara,Charlie and Lily,

      I watched the Funeral Service via my computer and I saw you Tara and your lovely Daughter share such loving memories of your Dad and granddad. Many loving friends and a beautiful service. Great shared memories by your Dad’s wife and all his friends.

      I miss my family so much. Please remember me to my nephew your husband Charlie.

      All my LOVE AUNT DEE


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