After graduating from Yeadon High School in 1948, Wolf earned a bachelor's in accounting from Villanova University in 1952, served two years in the United States Navy and earned his degree from Temple Law School in 1958.
He was a member of the bar associations of Pennsylvania, New York and Washington, D.C., and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Federal Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Wolf proved to be a top-notch personal-injury attorney, having won high-profile cases against Beryllium Corporation of America, Gulf Oil, and the manufacturers of DES & Thalidomide. He practiced law with a number of Center City firms, including Richter, Lord & Levy; Bellis, Kolsby, & Wolf; Kolsby, Wolf, & Gordon; and Segal, Wolf, Berk, Gaines, & Liss.
In addition, he has been listed in Who's Who in American Law since 1983; achieved the highest peer-review rating from the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory; and lectured for the American Trial Lawyers Association, among others.
Wolf is survived by his wife of 32 years, Arleen Race Wolf; daughter Allison Wolf; sons Michael Wolf and Craig Wolf; and five grandchildren.
Contributions in his memory can be made to: the Friends of Jerry Segal for the Benefit of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Windsor Penthouse Suite, 1700 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103.