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DEVON, Pa. - Joanne Elin Zack, 58, of Devon, Pa., passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 4, 2012.
Joanne was born in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. on June 24, 1954 to Thomas and Vera Zack. She graduated as valedictorian of Bordentown Regional High School and cum laude from Carleton College. Joanne received her J.D. from
New York University
Law School and served as clerk for the Hon. Charles L. Brieant in U.S. District Court. She practiced law as an associate with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York and as partner with Kohn, Swift & Graf in Philadelphia. In 2007 Joanne co-founded Boni & Zack, LLC, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., where she specialized in anti-trust and commercial litigation. She was a lead attorney representing authors worldwide in landmark copyright litigation against Google. Joanne had a life-long dedication to human dignity and social justice and was named to the Pro Bono Roll of Honor in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania.
Joanne is survived by her husband, Michael Hartung, and her children, Benjamin and Claire Hartung. She is also survived by her mother, Vera Zack, and her three siblings, Cathy, Jonathan and Jeffrey Zack. Joanne was a loving wife, devoted mother, and inspirational friend. She will be remembered at a celebration of her life on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Hilltop House, 570 Beaumont Road, Devon, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory can be made to Doctors Without Borders,
; Amnesty International,
; or the
Arrangements are with Alleva Funeral Home, Inc. Paoli, Pa.
Published in The Trentonian on Oct. 10, 2012
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"Thinking of you Joanne. Hard to believe it has been a year. I always admired your strength,..."
- Mary Beth Porter
"As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by..."
- Bruce Kafer
"Sending my love to Mike, Claire and Ben. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers...."
" Many years ago, an insecure little boy started school and didn't quite know how to fit in...how..."
- Joe Kelly
"Mike, I'm so sorry to hear this. I remember Joanne so well - she had such a great laugh and love of..."
- Martha Adamson
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