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Richard Allen Wolk

July 23, 1940 ~ January 28, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Richard Wolk Obituary

Richard Allen Wolk, 83 of Philadelphia, PA, passed away Sunday January 28, 2024 at the Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood.

He was the husband of Judith Ann (Viglione) Wolk.

Born July 23, 1940 in New York, NY, he was the son of the late Harold Wolk and the late Fanny Engelsberg Wolk.

Richard grew up in  the Bronx and attended Colgate University (’62) where he studied political science, was on the swim team and a member of the Phi Tau fraternity.

He had a long and successful career in sales and sales management, working for Campbell Soup Company and then working many years at Memorex Corporation, followed by Philadelphia Stationers and Corporate Express.

Richard was an active member of the community throughout his life, spending many years on the board of directors of the Upper Main Line YMCA and involved in the Queen Village Neighbors Association.

He enjoyed swimming his whole life, was deeply interested in political science and government, and was highly active in the extracurricular activities of his children and grand-children, coaching soccer, little league baseball, volunteering at swimming meets, and attending all their soccer games, swimming meets, ballet recitals, and other performances and activities throughout the years.

In addition to his wife of 57 years, he is survived by his daughter, Lisa Vosburgh and her husband Robert, his son, David Wolk and his wife Kay Lee, as well as four grandchildren William Auden Vosburgh, Harold Turner Vosburgh, Ellison Hoa-Rang Wollk, Seymour Jin-Rang Wolk, and a brother, Michael Wolk.

Services and interment will be private at Oakland Friends Cemetery. Details about a memorial service for friends and family to gather to celebrate Richard’s life will be announced.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Penn Memory Center. Checks can be made payable to “Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania” and mailed to the Penn Memory Center, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Please note “In Memory of Richard Wolk” on the memo line. Gifts can also be made securely online Here

Arrangements by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. of West Chester, PA 610-696-1181;

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Services and Interment will be private

A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.


Penn Memory Center
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, South Pavilion, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia PA 19104
Tel: 1-215-662-7810


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