Mark Stern

December 19, 1954August 3, 2017

Redding - Mark Stern, 63, passed away on Thursday in Danbury Hospital after succumbing to his injuries sustained from a private plane crash on Sunday morning. A devoted family man, Mark is survived by his wife of 30 years Karin; his son Bryan; daughter Alexis; step-daughter Stacee; brothers; David, Richard, and Glen; sister Donna; and grandchildren Vincent, Emily, and Sarah. He was preceded in death by his parents Leon and Miriam Stern. Mark attended New York University and graduated from the University of Florida in 1976 then went on to earn his Juris Doctor in 1979 from Loyola Marymount School of Law. He worked at several prestigious law firms before founding his international law practice Mark Stern & Associates in 1986. Mark was licensed to practice law in Connecticut, New York, California and Florida. Mark was a well-respected trial litigator, community leader, teacher, and law enforcement professional. An active volunteer in his communities throughout his life, he served as the Wilton Fire Commissioner, a Culver City California Police Officer, Volunteer Florida State Highway Trooper, auxiliary Police Officer at Fairfield/Eagle 1 Search and Rescue helicopter program. Mark served as a Fact Finder and Arbitrator for the Stamford-Connecticut Superior Court and a Director of the Fairfield Bar Association. Mark was also a member and volunteered his time with dozens of other organizations focused on law enforcement, emergency management, law, commercial security, and others. He was a lifetime student and teacher who continued exploring new fields of endeavor that seemingly knew no limits including becoming an experienced aviator flying both helicopters and airplanes. Mark's true passions were family, flying, and making a positive difference on those around him. All arrangements are being directed by Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home of Monroe, Connecticut (203) 445-8500. Mark Stern's celebration of life and memorial will be held Wednesday at 10:00 am at the Norwalk Inn located at 99 East Avenue, Norwalk Connecticut. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to either the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund (561) 855-4207 or Blackhorse 4 Heroes (516) 449-9610 in honor of "Mark Stern and Family".


  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017


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August 20, 2017

Karin and family, our love and prayers are with you. It was a privilege to have Mark in our lives. He was a true gentleman with a gift of wise, kind advice. He is missed.
Patty and Al Tucker

Catherine Caporale

August 16, 2017

Blessed to have so many wonderful memories thank you...❤

Aidan Leung

August 12, 2017

my love, prayers and condolences to all of the family for the loss of a great patriarch.


August 12, 2017

My deepest and most sincere condolences to you Karin and the entire Stern Family. I was saddened to hear the devastating news just a few days ago...I will keep a very special place in my heart as you heal. Know that I am thinking of you all.

Martha /Kevin Murphy

August 11, 2017

Karin and Family,
Martha and I are speechless and sadden, as we just heard about Mark. Mark was the kindest most generous person with a great sense of humor. To quote Mark he was a great person "this is just another sad end to a good story".
Mark, my friend you will be missed my friend happy trails. May you rest in piece.

Martha & Kevin Murphy

August 9, 2017

You will be missed

Bob Schrage

August 9, 2017

We are greatly saddened by Mark's loss. We send our condolences to Karin and the whole family. Mark played a big role in my life when I came here from CA to work with him. He will be missed.

Sally Vollenweider

August 8, 2017

I was so very sorry to learn of your loss. I had the great privilege of meeting with Mark twice. He was very kind, and I much appreciated his advice and sense of humor... Which was wicked! My thoughts and prayers are with you. He will be sorely missed.

Gary Carter

August 8, 2017

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Cindi Svec

August 8, 2017

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Entire "Stern Family & Many Friends.
May u find comfort &cherish the memories & all the lives Mark truly touched along the way. He will be soaring high 2 guide you each day. Amazing man. God Bless.
Kimball &Cindi Svec


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