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Marvin Lawrence Krasnansky

d. March 8, 2010

of Bainbridge Island, WA passed away Monday evening, March 8, at his home. He enjoyed a long career in journalism and investor relations, including the Easton (PA) Express, the Lancaster (PA) New Era, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Stock Exchange, Paine Webber Jackson and Curtis, Becton Dickinson, and McKesson Corporation. In 1984, as a vice president of McKesson, he was instrumental in forming CALSTAR, the California Shock Trauma Air Rescue which served California and Nevada. He served on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Zoological Society and The California Parks Foundation. He was named an Alumni Fellow of the School of Communications at Penn State, the highest honor the university can extend among an alumni base of 450,000. In 2006, he served as editor-in-chief and creator of The Collegian Chronicles, a 383-page history of Penn State from the pages of the Daily Collegian. He and his late wife established several scholarships at Penn State and the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA, where his wife had graduated from nursing school. He was proud of being a first-generation American and prouder still to be in a position to pay it forward to help young people attain their educational goals.Marvin L. Krasnansky was born in Brooklyn, NY, February 18, 1930 to Anna and Isadore Krasnansky. He grew up in Brooklyn and Philadelphia, PA. He was a graduate of Central High School in Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania State University, class of 1952, where he was editor of the Daily Collegian, the student newspaper. He lived in San Francisco and Sonoma, CA for 25 years prior to his move to Bainbridge Island in 2004 to live near his daughter and her family. His wife of 50 years, Josie Krasnansky, died in 2005.He is survived by his daughter, Melanie Jo Olson (Douglas) of Bainbridge Island; his sons, Timothy Krasnansky, D.V.M. (Dr. Loyanne Wilson) of Davis, CA, and William Krasnansky; and his grandchildren, Samantha Olson (Peter Bonoff) of Seattle, Midshipman Olaf D. Olson of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD, and Katie and Kai Krasnansky; his brother, Dr. Ed Keynes of Kiel, Germany; and his poodle, Lady Bug.In keeping with Marvin's concern for the least among us, donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741; Westsound Wildlife Shelter, 7501 NE Dolphin Drive, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110; or a charity of your choice.A private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by the Cook Family Funeral Home, Bainbridge Island, WA.

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