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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
David P. Grau, Esq.
January 11, 1950 - December 17, 2021

Public Events and Locations

Memorial Service - Saturday, March 19, 2022, 11:00 AM at Chelten a Church of Hope, Dresher


Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 501 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 - 215-659-0911 - Map
Clergy - Chelten a Church of Hope - 1601 Limekiln Pike, Dresher, PA 19025 - 215-646-5557 - Map
Donation - Chelten a Church of Hope - 1601 Limekiln Pike, Dresher, PA 19025 - 215-646-5557 - Map

David Paul Grau, Esq. of Horsham, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on December 17, 2021, and is now with his savior, Jesus Christ. David is survived by his loving wife Beryl, to whom he was married for 49 years, and their two children, Andrew Grau (Megan) and Denise Brown (Justin). David was the proud grandfather of three young grandchildren, Andy (5), Caden (2) and Rita (2), and treasured the opportunity to be part of their lives. David is also survived by his siblings, Lois, Thomas and William.

Born January 11, 1950, David spent almost all of his first 13 years in Ghana, West Africa, with his missionary parents Rev. Eugene Grau and Dorothy Castor Grau. After returning to the United States, he attended the Stony Brook School on Long Island, New York, followed by Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA, and Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, PA. At Ursinus, David captained the soccer team, and was twice named its most valuable player. Ursinus is where he met Beryl, and made other life-long friends including his Sigma Rho Lambda fraternity brothers.

David has been an attorney in Montgomery County, PA, since 1973. Admired for combining his Christian faith with a strong work ethic and tenacity, David spent most of his legal career as a sole practitioner in Willow Grove, PA. David was a member of the Montgomery Bar Association and the Christian Legal Society.

Passionate about scuba diving, sunken treasure, and pirate lore, David was a scuba instructor for many years. He enjoyed trips to the Caribbean, and was involved in underwater exploration businesses and adventures.

David left his mark on the Horsham Soccer Association in the 1990s, serving as its President and overseeing construction and field acquisition projects. He also coached and refereed for many years. David stayed active playing tennis regularly his entire adult life.

A strong commitment to faith defined David, and he had deep devotion to church communities. He served as Elder and Deacon over the span of many years at Memorial Baptist Church (New Life Community Church) in Huntingdon Valley, PA, and Chelten Church in Dresher, PA. He was committed to charity and helping missionary families both here in the United States and abroad.

David was devoted to caring for his family and serving his community. He will be profoundly missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to his memorial service on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at Chelten a Church of Hope, 1601 Limekiln Pike, Dresher, PA 19025.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Chelten a Church of Hope, 1601 Limekiln Pike, Dresher, PA 19025.

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