Freethought Today · September 2012

Published by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc.

Dr. Irving N. Wolfson, 1919–2012

FFRF member Dr. Irving Norman Wolfson, 90, Worcester, Mass., died peacefully at home in his sleep July 8, 2012.

He was born July 20, 1919, in New York City. After graduating from Columbia University, he received his M.D. from Yale in 1943, then served as an Army medical officer in India and China in World War II. He later practiced internal medicine and cardiology in Worcester and held many leadership positions in the medical community.

As an activist and humanist, he supported Amnesty International, UNICEF, American Civil Liberties Union, NAACP and Freedom From Religion Foundation. He was an FFRF member since 1989. Irving’s son, Charles, sent word of his death and said his dad died “still a strong atheist.”

He was preceded in death in 1983 by Annabel Kreider Wolfson, his wife of 37 years. Survivors include three children: Richard (Artley) Wolfson, Middlebury, Vt., Helen (Eric Thomas) Wolfson, Durham, N.C., Charles Wolfson, Westborough; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild: and his sister, Florence Howitt, Westport, Conn.

FFRF offers its sincerest cond-
olences to the Wolfson family.

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