Joanne Elin Zack

June 24, 1954October 4, 2012

Joanne Elin Zack Joanne Elin Zack, 58, of Devon, PA passed away peacefully at home on October 4, 2012. Joanne was born in Mt. Kisco, NY 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 Mon. October 15, 2012 from 6-9pm at Hilltop House, 570 Beaumont Rd, Devon, PA. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory can be made to Doctors Without Borders,; Amnesty International,; or the American Cancer Society, Arrangements are with Alleva Funeral Home, Inc. Paoli, PA


  • Memorial Service Monday, October 15, 2012

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Mary Beth Porter

October 7, 2013

Thinking of you Joanne. Hard to believe it has been a year. I always admired your strength, intelligence, and compassion. You are missed.

Bruce Kafer

October 20, 2012

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

October 16, 2012

Sending my love to Mike, Claire and Ben. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.
Mary Caulder

Joe Kelly

October 13, 2012

Many years ago, an insecure little boy started school and didn't quite know how to fit fortunate was I that I met a young girl named Joanne Zack and who made me feel confortable and helped me overcome my insecurities. We had a group of 5 or 6 of us who were all in the same classes thru high school and we were all good friends...I would of never passed Latin if not for Joanne! I will miss my school friend, a great person who always had class and always found time to help someone. My condolences to Michael and your family...she will always be remembered.

Joe Kelly
BRHS '72

Martha Adamson

October 12, 2012

Mike, I'm so sorry to hear this. I remember Joanne so well - she had such a great laugh and love of life.

Kim & Jim Duffy

October 11, 2012

Dear Mike, Ben & Claire,
So sorry to hear this sad news. We don't get to see your family often but when we have, it's been a pleasure & Joanne was a wonderful person to be around. She'll be dearly missed. We'll be praying for you during this difficult time.

Jeffrey Corrigan

October 9, 2012

As an attorney, I found Joanne to be smart, tough, dedicated and easy to work with. I enjoyed working with her and am very sorry she died so young.

MaryBeth and Terry Porter

October 8, 2012

Joanne was a role model on how to handle whatever life throws at you with dignity and perseverance. Despite battling cancer for years, she continued to live her life to the max. Joanne leaves quite a legacy. We will hold dear our memories of her at the Block's 4th of July celebrations and other soccer crowd gatherings. Our sincere condolences to Mike, Ben, and Claire.
Mary Beth and Terry Porter

October 8, 2012

Dear Mike, Claire and family. All our love to you in the loss of Joanne. Fond memories.
Peter, Allyson and Lauren Hotz

October 8, 2012

Dear Mike, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to you and your family. Much love, Katrin Smithback