SCHRAG Edward A. Schrag, Jr., died February 1, 2012 after a brief illness. Ned was born in Milwaukee, WI on March 27, 1932, the only child of Edward A. Schrag and Mabel Baumbach Schrag. He graduated from the Wharton School of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania in 1954 and later that year married Leslie Jean Israel. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1954-1957. After Ned graduated from Harvard Law School in 1960, the Schrags moved to Columbus, Ohio where he joined Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease. In 1994 he retired as a partner, after which he continued as counsel to the firm. Ned practiced corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on international transactions. He served as lead counsel to Ranco Incorporated, a publicly held company with operations worldwide. Ned was a member of the Ohio Division of Securities Advisory Committee and a long time member and chairman (1986-89) of the Corporation Law Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association. He was a member of the American Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association and the Ohio Bar Association, and served as trustee of the Lake of the Woods Water Company from 1972-91. Ned was a member of the Downtown Area Commission (1970-74), the Navy League, the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, OSU President's Club, Capital Club, Chrichton Club, Pi Gamma Mu, Phi Sigma Alpha, Beta Gamma Sigma and Alpha Tau Omega. He was often cited by Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World. Ned was predeceased by his son Edward A. Schrag III. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Leslie Schrag; and his children, Amelia Schrag (Eric) Prack and Katherine Schrag (Daniel) Roberts; his other close family includes grandchildren, Mark Schrag Prack, Anne Marie Prack, John Patrick Prack, Edward Lee Roberts, Alexander Henry Roberts; and cousins, Christine Peterson, Sarah Armstrong, Mary Lou Metroulus; and his wife's close family of brother asnd sister-in-law, Robert and Christine Israel; sister-in-law, Anne Israel Roth; and his nephews and niece. Among Ned's many interests and passions were love of family, travel, photography, reading and all things automotive. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed debating long into the night on almost any subject. He will be sorely missed. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Central Ohio Food Bank or St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. Funeral arrangements are pending. Information will be available through HILL FUNERAL HOME, 614-882-2121.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Feb. 4 to Feb. 5, 2012