STARK, Joan (Dale) Krasne, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on January 21,
2021, in Fairfield, Connecticut. She was 84. A native of New York City, Joan was the daughter
of the late Bernice (Fisch) Krasne of Philadelphia and Benjamin Krasne of New York City, the
younger sister of Sandra and the twin sister of Alice. Joan attended Tufts University before
graduating from Finch College, and over the years held a number of professional positions
including at Conde Nast Publications and Temple Israel of the City of New York. Joan loved to
swim, ice skate, explore her native Manhattan, and spend time with her family and friends, and
was a loving and devoted wife and mother. In 1958, she married Stephen Henry Stark, and
together they raised their family in Scarsdale, New York, and shared a beautiful 48-year
marriage until his passing in 2006. Joan is survived by their three children, Anthony (Debbie),
Sanford (Miriam), and Victoria, nine grandchildren, Gigi, Anthony, Alessandra, Angelica, Ella,
Stephen, Josephine, Ryan and Sarah, sisters Sandra and Alice (and husband Henry), and her
nieces and nephews. Joan will be deeply missed and forever remembered by everyone who
knew and loved her. In honor and memory of Joan, please consider a contribution to the charity
of your choice. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
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