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On January 16, 2013, Warren Cary Grad succumbed to a series of major medical complications that followed back and heart surgery. He was the son of the late Morton C. and Rena H.K. Grad. He was a graduate of Episcopal Academy (then located in Merion, PA), where he was very athletic and played on the baseball team. After graduation from Widener University (in Chester, PA), he entered his father’s Real Estate and investment business and shortly thereafter, upon his father’s death, assumed full responsibility for the company. He increased the assets of that company, started his own real estate business and was a successful business man. A self-educated investor, he became very successful and skillful and was never re luctant to advise and assist friends and family who sought his advice with investment and real estate decisions. Since his early 30’s, Warren was a professional and highly skilled sailor. He captained his own sailing vessel, traveling from Nova Scotia or Maine to the Carribean many times and participating in many races and rallies. He also enjoyed cooking and learning from friends how to prepare tasty dishes. He loved beautiful art and antiques, had considerable expertise in interior decorating, was an avid gardener and landscaper and enjoyed all types of music, especially classical. All interests and talents he acquired from his beloved mother. Furthermore, he was always Mr. Fix-it, enjoying any challenge to fix cars, boats, hi-fi equipment, etc. In more recent years, he had become a racing car enthusiast, a passion he had to give up as a consequence of a very serious auto accident. He and his ex-wife Lynn Herson also enjoyed traveling with family and friends and welcomed many friends to share their sailing experiences with them. Approximately 5 years ago, they bought a second home at Lakewood Ranch (near Sarasota, FL), where he has been residing for the last year and a half with his beloved goldendoodle Buddy. He is survived by his devoted sister, Dr. Christine Grad (of King of Prussia) with whom he had been residing since his August heart surgery. Successfully completing cardiac rehab, they both returned to his Florida home in early December. They spent a great deal of time together, enjoying nature, long walks, good food, each other’s company and that of their two dogs and friends.He is also survived by his ex-wife, Lynn Herson, who resides in their former home in West Chester, PA. Memorial Services were held at Temple Har Zion on Thursday, January 24, 2013. Contributions may be made to the Morton & Rena Grad Scholarship @ Jefferson Medical College, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Lankenau Hospital (in honor of Dr. James’ Burke’s many years of care for the Grad family), or A Charity of the Donor’s Choice.
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