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Theodore Leon Wolkomir

May 5, 1948 ~ April 12, 2022 (age 73)

Obituary

Theodore Leon Wolkomir

May 5, 1948 – April 12, 2022

Ted, or “Teddy” to some, was a first generation American, born in the Bronx, New York to Jewish Eastern European immigrants, Herman Wolkomir and Martha Feuerstein Wolkomir. Although he moved from New York in his 20s, the Bronx never left Ted, reflected in his lifelong devotion to the Yankees, his visits to “the track” to watch harness racing (that’s the horses with the carts behind them) and his indulgence in good deli food, egg creams and black and white cookies.

While Ted would occasionally wager on a trifecta or two on the “ponies,” his true bet in life was on his family; he was all in. He built a life filled with travel, theater, fishing and a love of good food and great wine. But most importantly, Ted focused on spending time and engaging in (a lot of) conversation with his friends and family, both immediate and extended.

Family was his passion and is his most powerful legacy. He also enjoyed a successful career, but it was always a means to an end – a way to support his family and provide the resources to create lasting memories and seemingly boundless opportunities. If forced to choose between the two, family came first, always. He made the birthdays, the sporting events, the plays, the concerts, the vacations (even braving some solo trips with the kids). His children and grandchildren were his greatest pride. And his wife, Eileen, was the love of his life; he didn’t let a day pass in their nearly 50-year relationship without telling her she was radiant.

Ted will be remembered for his goofy jokes, his abundant generosity and his bottomless well of love.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Sigmund Wolkomir and his brothers-in-law Anthony Borsay and David Sazinsky. He is beloved and survived by his wife Eileen; his children Heidi & Ben Torbenson, Joshua & Kelly Wolkomir and Elizabeth Wolkomir; his grandchildren Maxwell & Logan Torbenson and Milena Wolkomir; his sister Barbara Sazinsky; his in-laws Judie Wolkomir, Judy & Lenny Cichowski, Sharon & Ray Pash, Linda Borsay and Jack O’Connor and a loving extended family of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Ted will be remembered by family at a private celebration of his life in June.

In lieu of flowers or sympathy gifts, please consider making a contribution in Ted’s name to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Humane Society or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

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


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