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Ronald Weingrad

April 3, 1929 — February 16, 2024

Ronald Weingrad

Beloved husband of Patricia, died on February 16, 2024 of complications from Parkinson disease. He was 94 years of age and bravely fought the disease every day. His wife of 65 years and his brother-in-law, Barry Promos were at his side. A lifelong Philadelphian, born in Strawberry Mansion on April 3, 1929. He graduated from West Philadelphia High School and the Charles Morris Price School of Advertising. Before retiring he was an advertising consultant and printing company owner. He was most proud of his military record, having served in Germany in the early 1950s as an Army Special Agent in Counterintelligence. He had varied interests and knowledge about jazz, opera, baseball, horse racing, movies, and was an avid reader of fiction and World War II history. He was an expert fisherman, an art collector, spoke several languages, enjoyed running Broad Street and with the bulls in Pamplona, and even marched in Selma. He and Patricia were married in 1958 and honeymooned in Cuba. Both loved traveling and made frequent trips to Europe, three times by ship. They especially loved time spent in Paris, London and Venice. A highlight was a trip on the Orient Express. Travels also included Mexico, Israel, Jordan and East Africa. They lived in Spain for one year and had a residence in Florida. He enjoyed the theatre, bullfighting, the music of Louis Armstrong, the writing of Hemingway, the bench in Rittenhouse Square, cooking, good food and fine wine, exercising and creating music tapes for classes at The Sporting Club. He loved his dog Sarah, watching the Eagles win the Super Bowl in 2017 and especially loved the Phillies’ 1980 World Series-winning season, attending every home game. “He led a full life and treasured his many friendships,” said his wife. “He will be remembered as a generous, kind, funny, smart man. Everyone who knew him, loved him.”
Services were private.
In addition to his wife and brother-in-law, he is survived by nephew Ethan and nieces Laurie, Dina, Lisa and Loel. He was predeceased by his sister Claire.
Donations in his name may be made to Jazz on the Tube, P.O. Box 145, Tivoli, NY 12583
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