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Joel Wohl
Date of Funeral:
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Time of Funeral:
11 am
Funeral Location:
8002 Brynmor Court, Unit 102
(Stevenson Condominiums)
Baltimore, MD 21208
Shiva Details:
Thursday, Monday and on Tuesday with services at 7:30pm each evening.
Contributions in his memory may be made to:

Alvin and Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute
2401 W. Belvedere Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21215
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The Family of Joel Wohl
Nov 18, 2019 11:40 AM

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Joel Simon
Aug 7, 2019 01:06 PM

Hilary and family, please accept my condolences on the passing of your beloved Joel. I was blessed to meet him 15 years ago when I came to work at LifeBridge Health. He was a mensch if the highest order. May his memory Eva blessing to you all

David C Wohl, Naples Florida
Aug 7, 2019 01:21 PM

My "Little Brother", and dad would be proud of us. We came a long way from the streets of Pimlico. We climbed mountains. Now, you can rest in peace, my dear brother, but much too soon. I will miss you for the rest of my life.

Pamela and Jeffrey Platt
Aug 7, 2019 01:30 PM

Hillary, We are deeply saddened to hear the news. Joel was a unique, outstanding individual who we can all look up to. May his memory serve as a blessing to all of your family.

Janice and David Wohl, Naples, FL
Aug 7, 2019 01:31 PM

To Joel's family: With caring thoughts, may your memories bring you comfort and peace during this time of sadness and loss.

Carol & Marshall Asher
Aug 7, 2019 01:46 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy.

Leslie and Barry Walters
Aug 7, 2019 01:48 PM

We are deeply saddened by Joel’s passing. He had a beautiful smile and his laugh was infectious. We were lucky to have shared many happy memories. May he be at peace and May his memory be for a blessing.

Harriet and Bob Rosoff
Aug 7, 2019 01:59 PM

We are so sorry for your loss may he Rest In Peace

Erika Agetstein Buchdahl and Max Buchdahl
Aug 7, 2019 02:09 PM

We are so sorry to read about Joel's passing. May his memory be a blessing to all who knew him.

Ron and Jill Greenwald
Aug 7, 2019 02:13 PM

Hillary and Family,
We are heartbroken to learn of Joel’s passing.His kindness and warmth to others always made him special . May your memories of him bring you strength at this difficult time.

Reyna & Doug Lederman
Aug 7, 2019 02:15 PM

Hillary and family: Reyna and I were sorry to hear about Joel's passing. He was a great friend, advisor, and colleague in several charitable organization. We will miss the smile he gave us every time we saw him. He will be missed.

Beth Tfiloh Congregation
Aug 7, 2019 02:19 PM

Beth Tfiloh Congregation deeply regrets the passing of our member, Joel Wohl, husband and father of our members, Hillary Wohl and Melissa Wohlberg, and extends sincere condolences to the entire family.

Sue and Jim Schiller
Aug 7, 2019 02:52 PM

Dear Hillary and family

We are so shocked and sadden about Joel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We will always see his smile whenever we think of him. His devotion to Judaism will always be remembered.

Henry & Eli Kahn
Aug 7, 2019 02:52 PM

Hilary, Jake and family: I wanted to echo Doug Lederman's kind and totally accurate thoughts about what a great, thorough and cheerful board colleague Joel always was, and Eli, also pursuing a business career in and recently returned to Charlotte, wanted to share extebd condolences to Jake.

Baltimore City College, Class of 1964
Aug 7, 2019 02:55 PM

Dear Hillary and Family, Our sincerest sympathies on the loss of Joel. He was a wonderful part of our class and will be missed. Sincerely, Eddie Applefeld and Steve Lesser, Class of 1964, Baltimore City College.

Dana & Jim Brinkley
Aug 7, 2019 02:57 PM

Dear Hillary & Family,

We cannot imagine the sorrow you must feel for the loss of a wonderful husband & friend.

Joel does leave us with great memories to keep, cherish & treasure. He was a special friend & associate.

One of our founding fathers, President John Adams said, "The reward for a life well lived was the esteem of one's fellows." We hold Joel Wohl's friendship, contributions, love & memories in the highest esteem.

Barbara and Beryle Cohen
Aug 7, 2019 03:07 PM

Dear Erica,
We’re so sorry for the loss of your loving father. May all your wonderful memories help to get you through this difficult time. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

David & Louise Zirretta
Aug 7, 2019 03:21 PM

Hillary, Melissa & Jonathan, Erika and Jake - please accept our most loving and sincerest condolences in your loss. Joel was my friend, my cheerleader, my associate for over 23 years. he was a most generous man/human being in his words, encourage and mostly in the support of his large community. his love for you was not measurable it was so large, and eternal. may each of you share his soul!

Linda and Buddy Kaufman
Aug 7, 2019 03:35 PM

So sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lari Satisky
Aug 7, 2019 03:44 PM

Dear Hillary and Family,
I am so truly sorry to hear about your beloved Joel. His smile was so special each time we would all see each other. You both have been such a source of inspiration. He truly was a special guy. You both an amazing couple. May the memories you have bring comfort to you and may they be a blessing to you and your family always

Jon and Megan Cardin, Dorothy and Mica
Aug 7, 2019 04:03 PM

Sincere condolences to the family of our life-long friends Melissa and Jonathan Wohlberg. Melissa, your father was a generous human being and a truly accomplished leader. May his memory inspire you and your children to both greatness and kindness.

Michael Meyerstein
Aug 7, 2019 04:10 PM

I was privileged to work with Joel at ZOA when I was Ex Dir. He was a 'mensch' par excellence. Never daunted by challenges, he enthusiastically embraced goals that would strengthen our work on behalf of Israel and the Jewish people. May his memory be for a blessing.
Michael & Israela Meyerstein

Susie Mindell
Aug 7, 2019 06:01 PM

Dear Melissa and Family,
I am so sorry to learn of your dad's passing. As you may remember, he and I had been friends since our teen years and were always happy to see each other as our paths crossed during these later years. I knew he was a great guy, but discovered so much more about his remarkable life by reading the obituary. Your family was truly fortunate to have your dad as a role model. His presence will be greatly missed, but his spirit will live on within each of you. May his memory be for a blessing.

Betsy and Lou Narrow
Aug 7, 2019 06:02 PM

To all of Joel's family, my deepest condolences on the loss of you husband, father and grandfather. We met h8mwhen we met through the Associated Young Leadership and he always had the best of others in his heart. We were so sorry to learn of his passing. May you always have only the most beautiful memories.

Kathryn and Bennett Sweren
Aug 7, 2019 06:08 PM

Dear Hillary and Family,
We we were shocked and heartbroken to learn of Joel's passing. We will always remember him as being an incredibly kind, gracious and compassionate man. You have our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Lauren (Brenner) Halle
Aug 7, 2019 06:14 PM

I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with the family.

Alan Kanter
Aug 7, 2019 06:14 PM

Wohl Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May his memory be a blessing.

Ronnie Footlick
Aug 7, 2019 06:17 PM

Hilliary I am deeply saddened and devastated for you and your family. Joel was one of my favorite people because he always treated us gals with respect and affection. My deepest condolences to you and the family. We at LifeBridge will miss him dearly!

Betsy and Lou Narrow
Aug 7, 2019 06:22 PM

To all of Joel's family, my deepest condolences on the loss of you husband, father and grandfather. We met h8mwhen we met through the Associated Young Leadership and he always had the best of others in his heart. We were so sorry to learn of his passing. May you always have only the most beautiful memories.

Ellen and Terry Himelfarb
Aug 7, 2019 07:45 PM

We wish to extend our sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Joel.

Leslie and Ira Papel
Aug 7, 2019 08:22 PM

Ira and I are so sorry to hear of Joel's passing. May your memories bring you and your family comfort at this sad time.

Laurie, Andrew and Bryce Wohl
Aug 7, 2019 08:31 PM

Our love to our family - Hillary, Melissa, Erika and Jake - and all who loved dear Uncle Joel. Our memories of Uncle Joel will be treasured forever.

Juan and Olga Juanteguy
Aug 7, 2019 08:42 PM

Dear Hillary and family
We like to express our deepest condolences on the lost of Joel, our friend.
We will always.remember him as a happy person and a gentleman.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Carol Harris
Aug 7, 2019 08:59 PM

To all of Joel's family, I am shocked and saddened to hear of Joel's passing. He was a special guy - hard-working, life-loving, warm, honorable, ethical, and kind. In our last conversation, buoyant and smiling, Joel said that sometimes he looks at Hilary and says "Are we in heaven?" He was so joyful and grateful for all the blessings in his life. He described his years with you, Hilary, as the happiest time of his life. May your many happy memories help you as you mourn his loss.

Linda and Larry Silverman
Aug 7, 2019 11:07 PM

Dear Hillary,
We were so sorry to hear about Joel’s passing. We have so many fond memories of our trip to China and then our get together after we came home. May your wonderful memories help you through this very difficult time.

Jonathan Finkelstein
Aug 7, 2019 11:55 PM

Joel was one of the first leaders of BZD and a founder of its Israel Investment Club. He patiently and caringly told me about the club and invited me to join. Joel’s integrity and character showed clearly through this encounter and I happily became a member of BZD and the investment club.

May Joel’s family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem and may his memory bring a blessing on all who knew him.

Larry Katz
Aug 8, 2019 12:39 AM

I knew Joel years ago through ZOA. What a great guy.

Arlene and Ron Weitzman
Aug 8, 2019 06:21 AM

Hilary and family
We are so sorry upon Joel’s passing. Our relationship goes back 35 years. Not only as a client, working in BZD together, but just a wonderful friend. His upbeat personality and enthusiastic greetings will be remembered forever.

Elayne Berg
Aug 8, 2019 06:40 AM

Dear Hillary, I was so sorry to hear about Joel' s passing.Please accept my condolences.

Susan and Barry Kanow
Aug 8, 2019 07:22 AM

Dear Hillary, Erika, Melissa and Jake, sincere condolences to you. Thinking of you at this sad time. Joel and the cousins had many fun family events growing up. Hope those happy times will bring you comfort.

Cari Becker
Aug 8, 2019 07:47 AM

Hillary.... I am so sorry to hear about your husbands passing. May your family support you and give you love during this most difficult time.

Michael and Jason Kaminkow and Esther Lichtenberg
Aug 8, 2019 08:20 AM

Dear Hillary and family,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved Joel. May his memory be forever a blessing for your family.

Chana and Eddie Rogers
Aug 8, 2019 08:57 AM

Eddie and I want to express our deep sympathy on the passing of Joel. May he Rest In Peace.

Elaine & Bill Fine
Aug 8, 2019 08:58 AM

Sorry to hear about Joel, have been friends and business assocciates for many years. Condolences to the family.

Susan Wolf Dudley
Aug 8, 2019 09:00 AM

Dear Hillary and family,
I was sorry to learn of your loss and want to extend sincere sympathy. I'm certain that an entire community mourns with you.

Joel and Sharon Pugatsky
Aug 8, 2019 09:08 AM

We are saddened for our niece Kelly and her family at the passing of their Uncle Joel Wohl.

Mark & Geri Willen
Aug 8, 2019 09:26 AM

Hillary and family: Geri and I are so sorry for your loss. May your many fond memories be a blessing

Ellen Davis
Aug 8, 2019 09:35 AM

Joel was my first financial advisor after my father died. In addition to guiding me financially, we would discuss personal matters. Hillary, I never met you, but I know Joel was very happy when he met and decided to marry you and I’m glad you gave each other a wonderful life together. May your happy memories be a source of consolation and comfort.

Paula Hollinger
Aug 8, 2019 09:35 AM

We were so shocked to read of Joel’s death. You are in our prayers. May Joel Rest In Peace
Paula and Paul Hollinger

Lee and Mel Mintz
Aug 8, 2019 10:01 AM

Dear Hillary and family. Just learned of Joel's passing. We send our sincerest condolences. Both Melvin and I have known Joel since we were all teenagers. He was always so friendly and caring. We know you cherished your precious time with him. He left a legacy of which you can all be very proud.

Janet and David Cohen
Aug 8, 2019 10:14 AM

Dear Hillary and Wohl family.
So sad and much too soon. While Our relationship with you and Joel was just in its infancy we grew very quickly to be quite fond of you both. No words can express our deep sorrow for you and your family at this time. We pray you can gain some comfort in recalling the fond memories that you both shared.
Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Tootsie & Mark Eisenbergl
Aug 8, 2019 11:08 AM

Please accept our deepest sympathy Joel was a really.genuine good person He will be missed

Ellen and Mark Gordon
Aug 8, 2019 11:39 AM

Dearest Hillary and family, it is with great sorrow that we read of Joel’s passing. He was such a warm and fun loving man. Always smiling and sharing stories of his beautiful family and his love of travel. He will be missed by so many in so many ways. We pray that his light will shine on all of you and bring you comfort and peace.

Aug 8, 2019 12:55 PM


Herschel and Barbara Budlow
Aug 8, 2019 01:40 PM

We were shocked and saddened by the untimely news of Joel's passing. He and Anne Fink have been our financial advisors and in our meetings over the years, Joel was always warm and friendly, as well as genuinely sincere and knowlegable. His expertise was demonstrated with a straight forward and calm manner. Amazed by his many community activities, one can easily understand why so many describe him as the ultimate mensch. Our prayers and condolences to the Wohl family.

Debbie, Harvey and Marc Grossblatt
Aug 8, 2019 02:27 PM

Dear Hillary and family: Very sorry to learn about Joel’s passing. After reading the tribute and the words of others on this site, Joel lived a wonderful and full life as well as giving of himself to others. He was a wonderful husband and father and will be sorely missed by all those who knew and loved him. My condolences to the whole family.

Norine & Donald Kerbel
Aug 8, 2019 02:30 PM

The Family of Joel Wohl,
Hillary our condolences and may he rest in peace.

Aaron & Rosalie Friedmann
Aug 8, 2019 03:19 PM

Our deepest sympathies. Joel handled our account ever since Arnold Feldman started with him. Found out he was also a "Sammie" from college. Wonderful human being. Our best to you and your family.

Emelie Schwab
Aug 8, 2019 03:36 PM

Joel and I were co-chairs of The Associated's Super Phone Day many years ago. He was generous with his time and we were eager to do our best. His smile "lit up the room". Our community has lost a "star"! May his memory be a blessing.

Stephanie Gurwitz Zurier
Aug 8, 2019 03:56 PM

Hillary, I am saddened by your loss. I remember the happiness and light that was brought into your life in the early years of your marriage. My sympathies are with you... may Joel's memory be a blessing.

Marc Grossblatt
Aug 8, 2019 05:33 PM

Hillary, I am so sorry for the loss of Joel. My condolences to you Jake, Erika and Melissa and the family.

Aug 8, 2019 06:09 PM


Orly Korat And Larry Feldman
Aug 8, 2019 06:16 PM

Dear Hillary and family Joel was a True Menscht and he will be missed Thinking of you and sending our prayers

Terry Schildcrout
Aug 8, 2019 08:45 PM

Dear Hillary, Melissa, Erika, and Jake,
I am thinking about Joel when we were all children and used to gather on Sundays for all day eating and playing together. And, more recently, I am grateful that you, Hillary, and Joel took the time from your busy schedule to visit me in Charleston, just a few years ago. It was a lovely visit. These memories will be cherished. I send my sympathy to you.

Larry and Wilma Kanow
Aug 9, 2019 07:30 AM

Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of dear Joel. May your memories bring you comfort during this most difficult time/

Jeff Sirody
Aug 9, 2019 10:10 AM

Hillary and family, I am so sad to hear about Joel, my neighbor, Suburban co-captain, and good friend. Amy and I send our condolences and love.

Stern Family
Aug 9, 2019 12:54 PM

Hilary and family, I always loved seeing Joel. He always had a smile and was so kind and friendly. I am so saddened by your loss and hope his memory is always a blessing for you!

Diane Goren
Aug 9, 2019 06:30 PM

I am so saddened and shocked at Joel's passing. My parents loved Joel, and he was their financial adviser at Legg Mason. When I got married my parents gave us a generous gift to invest with Joel. He always talked of his children and wife. Sending condolences to his family. He left too soon - may his memory live on through all of you.

Sharlene Sherman
Aug 10, 2019 06:01 PM

Hillary... I am so sorry and shocked to learn of Joel’s passing... deepest sympathy

Edie & Stan Brown
Aug 11, 2019 08:04 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. Joel was a bright light and will be missed by all.

Ned & Barb Harris-Isaacs
Aug 11, 2019 10:34 AM

Thoughts and prayers are with you Hillary at this very sad time. It was an honor & a privilege to have helped in the planning of your wedding in those oh so happy days. RIP dear friend💔

Mona Wood
Aug 11, 2019 10:42 AM

Dear Hilary,
I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband. May your memories comfort you during this very sad time. My condolences and deepest sympathy.

Jimmy Berg
Aug 11, 2019 12:51 PM

Great guy, infectious smile and a determination to make a difference in our community. Joel, you will be deeply missed and you truly made an impact on me and so many others in an incredibly positive way.

Shirley Grodnitzky Florida
Aug 11, 2019 02:20 PM

To the Wohl family: Deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved husband, father, and grandfather. I knew Joel from working as a receptionist at Legg Mason. He was one of the good guys. A very special man with a big smile for everyone. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Michael & Jill Weiss
Aug 11, 2019 09:57 PM

Hillary - We were so sorry to hear the news about Joel. He will truly be missed by all. May his memory be a blessing.

Kelly & West-Ky Abrams, Brian, David and Julia
Aug 12, 2019 09:35 AM

Dearest Hillary,
With our love and sincerity, we are so saddened by the loss of your “Prince.”
Uncle Joel and I would often compare how we feel about our spouses and he would say to me, "Are we in heaven?" Then he would just smile, you know the one… and his eyes would light up. He was beyond grateful for all of the blessings in his life and he accurately described his years with you as the happiest times of his life. Please take all of these happy memories and treasure them. We hope they help you as you mourn his loss.

To Melissa, Jonathan, Erika, Jake, Maya, Elana, and Judah,
Your family was truly fortunate to have your Dad and Poppy as a loving, role model.
His generosity extended far into the community, but also to me in ways that I am forever grateful. His love, his advice, his hugs, his laugh will be greatly missed, but his spirit will live on within each of you and in me. May his memory and altruism be a blessing and a guide for all of us.
With all our love,
Kelly M. Abrams (Abrams Family)


Joel Wohl

On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, Joel Wohl, loving husband of Hillary Ellen Wohl, dedicated father of Melissa (Jonathan) Wohlberg, Erika Wohl, and Jake Wohl, and devoted grandfather to Maya, Elana, and Judah Wohlberg, passed away at the age of 73 in Baltimore, Maryland.

A Baltimore native, Joel was born on June 14, 1946 to Gilbert and Eleanor Wohl. He had one older brother David (Janice) Wohl and many cousins, aunts, and uncles. As a child, Joel first attended the Talmudical Academy, graduated from City College, and then studied at the University of Maryland, College Park where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. A US Army reservist for 6 years, Joel worked for several years after college and then returned to earn his MBA from Loyola University Maryland.

As a young man, Joel entered the home building business, but later decided to pursue an occupation in financial services combining his proclivity for math with his passion for helping other people. One of Joel’s mottos was “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life”. True to that principle, Joel loved his profession as a Financial Advisor because of the positive impact he had on the community and on the lives of people who entrusted him with their financial security. Beginning as a Financial Advisor at Legg Mason in 1979, he led presentations about financial planning and hosted a radio show entitled “Investment Insights.” His strong work ethic combined with forward thinking innovations resulted in a robust investment management practice that is now affiliated with Morgan Stanley.

With a generous and charitable spirit, Joel supported the Jewish community, hospitals and schools. He was a member of multiple synagogues in both Baltimore and Palm Beach, served on the Boards of The Associated Jewish Charities of Baltimore, Krieger Schechter School, Jewish Family Services and was a past President of the Zionist Organization of America, Baltimore District. Joel also felt a deep commitment to the greater Baltimore community, serving as Chairman of the Board of the Northwest Hospital System, as a member of the Board of Directors of Lifebridge Health, and President of the Suburban Country Club.

Joel’s greatest joy, above all, was his family. Joel and his wife Hillary were married for 25 years and enjoyed a full life that included traveling, friendships, golf, bridge, and family gatherings. Living in Pikesville and Palm Beach Gardens, Joel would often say how grateful he was for the many blessings in his life, and always lived according to his values and moral code. As a father and grandfather, Joel was a loving and inspiring mentor, who provided endless support to his three children and three grandchildren, empowering each of them to pursue their dreams. Joel was truly a cut above, as everything he did, big and small, was for other people. With class and dignity, he led by example and sought to positively impact the lives of those around him. His selflessness, humility, and compassion will live on forever through his legacy and through those who knew and loved him.

Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Thursday, August 8, at 11 am. Interment Garrison Forest Cemetery of Chizuk Amuno Cong. Owings Mills.

Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to Alvin and Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute, 2401 W. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore, MD 21215.

In mourning at 8002 Brynmor Court, Unit 102 (Stevenson Condominiums), Baltimore, MD 21208, Thursday, Monday and on Tuesday with services each evening at 7:30pm.

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