Mr. Saul Waring

— Feb 12, 2015

Saul Waring, a prominent advertising executive, who built one of the industry’s premier creative firms, Waring & LaRosa, died peacefully on Thursday, February 12th at his home in Manhattan. He was 84. His wife, Willa, said the cause was pulmonary fibrosis.
Mr. Waring, the son of immigrant parents, grew up in the Bronx, where he learned about life, hard work and survival. He attended Stuyvesant High School and graduated from Baruch College CUNY, where he later returned to mentor students in its marketing department.
In 1967, Mr. Waring, along with his longtime business partner, Joe LaRosa, which led to an extensive and rewarding career in the advertising business. The two men became co-chief executives of the firm and life-long friends.
Mr. Waring was a generous philanthropist and was actively involved with The Weizmann Institute of Science, SYDA Foundation, Shalom Hartman Institute, Publicolor and Midori & Friends.
He is survived by his daughter, Janet, of Sebastopol, California and Manhattan; his son, Rob, his daughter-in-law, Ragnhild, and his beloved granddaughter, Inga, all of Oslo, Norway.

The worldwide community of the Weizmann Institute of Science deeply mourns the passing of our dear friend, Saul Waring. A passionate supporter and defender of Israel, Mr. Waring was a devoted member of the Weizmann Institute family for more than 40 years.
A giant in the advertising industry, he generously lent his creative talents to the American Committee and championed its work. He was a lifetime member of ACWIS Executive Committee and an Emeritus Member of the Institute’s International Board. His leadership, vision and kindness will continue to impact the Weizmann Institute.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Willa; to his children, Janet and Robbie; and to the entire Waring family. May Saul’s memory be for a blessing.

Ellen Merlo, Chair, American Committee
Dr. Jay A. Levy, President, American Committee
Marshall S. Levin, Executive Vice President and CEO, American Committee
Prof. Daniel Zajfman, President, Weizmann Institute of Science
Abraham Ben-Naftali, Chair, International Board