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Jad Omar Duwaik

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Photo Jad Omar Duwaik Founder of Greenhouse for Startups of San Francisco, Jad Duwaik died on January 14, 2006 in Shenyang, China. Born in 1970 in Oregon, he grew up in Colorado. Jad was an avid learner from an early age and had a passion for books, music, and learning. Jad was truly a unique individual whose life touched and inspired friends and family. Jad combined sharp intellect, a quick wit and wry sense of humor found in his column 'Lies Damned Lies' and his writings from China. Jad graduated from UCLA in 1995. Always the adventurer Jad moved to SF then to New York and in 2003 Jad moved to China. He fell in love with the culture, the people and the beauty of China. Jad is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Hartley of Camas, WA; father, Omar Duwaik of Aurora, CO; sister, Anissa of Idaho; sister, Kym Harris of WA; sisters Reema, Summer and Leena; brothers, Bassil, Ramsey and Gabriel of CO.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Feb. 19, 2006
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