Linda A Karan

April 22, 1940June 1, 2013

Karan, Linda Adler of Stamford, CT. June 1, 2013, following an automobile accident. Linda had a passion for life and was devoted to family, friends and giving to others. Daughter of Robert Lee Adler and Beatrice Terner. Beloved mother of Steven M. Chait, Robert Lee Chait (Liz) and Justin Osserman (Jessica). Aunt of Elizabeth Levy (Andrew) and Jamie Spielberg (Jamie), who were as daughters to her. Grandmother of Andrew Chait, Ryan Chait and Dylan Osserman. “Nanny” to Matthew Levy and Kate Levy. Wife of Paul Richard Karan and stepmother of Jennifer Karan and Steven Karan. Former stepmother of Eric Osserman and Joel Osserman. Private funeral service. Memorial service to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Garden Education Center of Greenwich, CT, the Bartlett Arboretum of Stamford, CT or Student Advocacy of Elmsford, NY.


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Tanya Bakogiannis

June 12, 2013

Your devotion to the Garden Education Center and its Outreach programs was without comparison! You gave generously from the heart and will be deeply missed.

June 7, 2013

Dear Paul, Steven, Andrew and Family,
We are so very sad to hear about Linda, and send our deepest sympathy.
She always made us laugh. We are so very sorry.
Frank, Patty and Zack Rood

Stephen and Vivian Mook Baer

June 6, 2013

We shall miss our cousin Linda, but she will remain a presence in our hearts and minds forever. We offer our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to her beloved family. May the positive memories of good times shared sustain you, and be a blessing to all who knew and loved her.

Ari Jacobson

June 6, 2013

Like to send my deepest condolences to Paul, Steven, Robert, Justin, Liz and Jamie. I am very sorry for your loss.

Ranjit & Kuldip Samra

June 5, 2013

Linda embodied living life to the fullest and her love and passion for her family was clear to see. Our heartfelt sympathies to her family for this sudden unexpected loss.

ron langus

June 4, 2013

Dear Paul
Just heard the news from Irving Picard (who read the obit in the NY Times). How terrible! Please accept my deepest condolances.

Ron Langus

June 4, 2013

Farewell dear Linda,
You gave so generously to so many with your wonderful outreach activities and we had fun and many laughs together. We will miss you.
Barbara and Geoffrey Collier

Malka Osserman

June 4, 2013

Please accept mine and my son Jordan condolences at this time of bereavement to all of you. Linda was a very vibrant energetic woman who chose to help out numerous causes and organizations. She was a woman of taste and style. She will be missed by many who knew her. Her spirit and love for her family will live forever.

Malka and Jordan Osserman

Edward Heim

June 4, 2013

In loving memory of my friend Linda. You will be forever missed. My deepest sympathy to Paul, Robbie, Liz, Steve, Justin and the rest of the family. May you all find comfort in this very difficult time.


June 4, 2013

Our thoughts and sympathies to you all