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Obituary: Sherman Wolfson

Sherman Wolfson, of Great Neck, died on June 15, 2011. He was 82 years old. Sherman was born on Jan. 29, 1929 in Brooklyn. He met his beloved wife Adele at the age of 18 while folk dancing. He and a friend flipped a coin to determine who danced with the two girls waiting across the room. Sherman got Adele, and they have been together ever since that fateful coin toss.

After serving in the military during the Korean War, Sherman returned home to his wife and first son. Sherman is survived by his wife Adele Wolfson, his three children, Peter Wolfson, Marna Schoenwald and Daniel Wolfson, as well as his six grandchildren, Joanna Wolfson, Ayla Schoenwald, Adam Schoenwald, David Wolfson, Georgia Wolfson and Kelly Wolfson.

Sherman was an international sales person while he was supporting his family. Upon retirement, Sherman found a new passion and became an avid photographer of nature and people. His wife, Adele, is most fond of his journalistic photography series that “tell a story.”

His eldest son Peter wrote from Alaska, “We were on a small boat in a fjord outside of Juneau when we learned of Sherman’s death from Adele. Just moments before, we had a rare sighting of a whale breaching, followed by two eagles coming together in the air, joining claws together, falling, and then flying off in different directions. They knew before we did.”