Joseph Wikler, 73

Joseph Wikler

Joseph Wikler

PORTLAND — Joseph Martin Wikler, 73, of Silver Spring, Md., and Harrison, died surrounded by family in Portland on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.

Joe was a devoted husband to Madeline for 50 years, a loving father to Judy Rose (Noah Sensibar) and Karen (Matt Rademacher), and a proud grandfather to Elijah, Gabriel, Jonathan, and Kai. He is also survived by his sister Anne Mininberg.

A graduate of Yale and Yale Law School, he was a founding partner of The Rothschild Co. of Baltimore, and in retirement served on several boards, including The Oppenheimer Funds and the Associated Jewish Charities of Baltimore. Locally, Joe was an active supporter of the LEA, Deertrees Theatre, Bridgton Hospital, Gallery 302, and the local libraries. An avid tennis player, he enjoyed arranging matches on his home court, as well as participating in tournaments and events at the Bridgton Highlands Country Club. His family, friends, and tennis fans will all miss him.

Contributions in his memory may be made to The Amyloid Center at Boston University, 72 E. Concord St., Boston, MA 02118 (, or to the charity of your choice.

A memorial service will be held in Maryland at a later date.

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