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Stephen M. Krane MD

July 15, 1927January 19, 2015

Stephen M. Krane, MD, passed away at the age of 87 surrounded by family. Devoted husband of the late Cynthia Krane, and father to David Krane and wife Amy, of Somerville, MA; Peter Krane and his wife, Cathy, of St. Louis, MO; Ian Krane and his wife Maryann of Fairhaven, MA; and Adam Krane, of Woods Hole, MA. Beloved Grandpa to Emma, Nina, Anna, Elizabeth, Daniel, Sara, and Thomas.

Steve was a physician, scientist, and teacher at the Massachusetts General Hospital and at Harvard Medical School for over sixty-two years.

A celebration of Stephen and Cynthia's life together will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Stephen's memory may be made to the Boston Symphony Orchestra or the Marine Biological Laboratories, Woods Hole, MA


  • A memorial service is being planned for a later date


Stephen M. Krane MD

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Cathy Manning

February 13, 2015

I worked in the MGH Arthritis Research lab for Steve Goldring from 1989-1996 at a time when Dr. Krane was the director. I'm so sorry to hear that he passed away. He was a legendary and respected researcher in the field and will be missed tremendously. He and his family are in my prayers.

February 13, 2015

My mother Elinor and I were so sorry to hear about your father. My grandparents were friends with your grandparents, my parents were dear friends of Cynthia and Stephen, and I myself spent many happy summer hours with the four of you boys (and Gatsby) in your house on Fern Lane. Steve and Cynthia are sorely missed. Jessica Gabriel

Phil Grant

February 9, 2015

Truly saddened by Steve's death; he and Cynthia brought much joy to MBL every summer they were here. Phil Grant

Suneel Apte

February 9, 2015

I am very saddened to heard of Steve's passing. We corresponded last year when he so very much would have liked to come to the Matrix Metalloprotease Gordon Conference- and I to see him there, but it was not to be. His contributions to the metalloprotease field were immense and will be long-lived. A gifted raconteur, he was always entertaining, witty, company. When I moved to the US as a young scientist, he was welcoming, encouraging and friendly, and I know he opened more than one door to me professionally. I will always remember that kindness, his wit, friendly irony, and his love of good conversation with fond appreciation.

February 9, 2015

Betsy and I have many fond memories of times together with Steve and Cynthia, in Boston, Milton, Newton/Waban, and Woods Hole. We will miss them.

Marvin and Betsy Tanzer
Tucson, AZ

January 28, 2015

To the Krane Family: Susan and I were sad to learn about your loss and offer you our condolences.
Stephen and Cynthia were so kind and generous to us during our wonderful stay in Boston when they made us feel part of their family. Steve was a brillant,gifted,and a world leading scientist as well as an insightful and caring clinican. We have lost a giant in the field of bone disease and rheumatology.
Ashok and Susan Bhalla

Gerald & Ann Weissmann

January 26, 2015

then Steve was a master Navigator and Captain of the good ship Rheumatology in the US. He was also wise and witty. He and Cynthis were also the best of the Woods Hole summers we spent together.We will miss him. Our love!

Solomon Posen

January 23, 2015

Stephen was one of the most intelligent persons I ever met. He was totally free of arrogance and pretentiousness. While I never worked with him, he helped me considerably on several occasions. Good Bye Steve, you were a great role model

January 23, 2015

I am so sorry to hear of Stephen's passing. He was a very dear friend and mentor and I think of him, often. My husband Ed and I have wonderful memories of the times we shared with both of them. They were wonderful, caring and compassionate. We are so sorry for your loss.
Elaine Glebus

Mimi and Russell DiMauro

January 22, 2015

Dave and Amy we are so sorry to hear of your fathers passing..... May he rest in peace