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“Thinking of you, Josh and Rachel. As I mentioned on the first night of Shiva, there's a simple but powerful teaching from Leon Weiseltier in his...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Craig Sumberg - New York, NY

“Benay, We're so sorry to heat the terrible news. I've thought of you guys often over the years. May Harold's memory be for a blessing. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Charles Gilinsky

“Although we never had the pleasure of meeting I have had the privilege of hearing about you life from the ones that loved you most. You were quite a...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Jane Armbruster - Altadena

“My dear Harold: my heart is heavy that you are no longer here and I will miss you terribly. You were such a true friend to Stan and I that even after...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Karyn Imrich - Cantonment, FL

“Harold was my brother, often called my middle brother, since there was Sonny, then Harold and then me, Each six years apart, so I always felt as if I...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Andrea Grater - atlanta, GA

“You have brought much joy to my life in the past few months, Harold. I treasure our times together. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Janelle Dishman

“Knowing only his son, Joshua, who is a dedicated and caring person committed to alleviating suffering and poverty in his community and the world,...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Pam Marx - Los Angeles, CA

“I am so grateful I got The chance to get to know you over the last 10 weeks. Thank you for your friendship. I will miss you dearly. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Christy Hernandez

“I'm going to miss your dry sense of humor at the Senior Center. Will miss your group discussions in the lobby with "the boys"! ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Elaine Parrish

Harold Grater, 80, of Charleston, South Carolina, widow of Benay Susan Greene Grater entered into eternal rest Thursday, December 31, 2020. His graveside service will be held Monday, January 4, 2021 in Emanu-El Cemetery (Maryville), Sycamore Avenue at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

To view the LIVE stream of the service please visit the following:

Harold was born November 22, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York, son of the late Max Grater and Esther Rosenfeld Grater. He was retired from the women's clothing industry. Harold obtained his bachelors and masters degrees at The Citadel in his late 60's.

He is survived by his son, Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater of Pasadena, CA; his daughter, Rachel Gabrielle Grater of Brooklyn, NY; and three grandchildren: Noah Grater, Ella Grater, and Joseph Grater Glenn.

Memorials may be made to the Synagogue Emanu-El, c/o Steinberg Chapel Fund, 5 Windsor Drive, Charleston, SC 29407 or or the Lowcountry Food Bank at