HARRIS  WILLIAM  RADIN, 77  30 Sept 1935 – April 30, 2013 


    HARRIS  WILLIAM  RADIN, 77  30 Sept 1935 – April 30, 2013 Upon graduation from Central High School, Harris Radin was offered a scholarship to study art, but at his parents' insistence followed a more practical route, at the Philadelphia Textiles Institute. Soon recognizing that his interests lay not in the warp and weft but in the artistry of design, Radin presented his portfolio to the Philadelphia Museum College of Art, and was forthwith invited to attend on scholarship. He thrived in art school, and, with a BFA in photography in 1959, started a career in fashion photography in New York. He assisted Richard Avedon in filming the Paris collections in 1960, but thereafter opened his own studio. In New York he also taught, at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

    After a divorce, Radin returned to Philadelphia in 1972 to begin a second career, in interior design. Nourished by his artistic flair, Harris Radin Interiors furnished many homes and public spaces in Philadelphia and on the Eastern seaboard over the next 40 years. His designs for Vassar Show Houses were featured in a television series. In 1973 Radin began a long and happy marriage with Joy (Mimi) Kacher. He was active in Central High School alumni affairs, and in the Synagogue Beth Am Men's Club; he was a member of ASID. After a brief illness, Mr. Radin faced death with courage and grace. He died at the Abramson Center in North Wales.  He is survived by his wife Mimi, and by many loyal friends