Harold Krasner, 95


WARWICK, R.I. – Harold Krasner died Oct. 11 at Brentwood Nursing. He was the beloved husband of Claire (Gornstein) Krasner, his college sweetheart, for 70 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Jacob and Lillian (Siebel) Krasner, he had lived in Warwick for two years, previously living in Cranston.

Harold was born in Providence and became Bar Mitzvah at Touro Synagogue in Newport, graduating Rogers High School there.  His education was interrupted by World War II, where he served in the Merchant Marine.  He returned to earn a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Rhode Island State College, later to become the University of Rhode Island.  While there, he was a proud member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.  Soon after graduation, he returned to the service of his country as an officer in the Navy during the Korean Conflict.

Harold was self-employed during most of his professional career.  He was a partner in Alrae Construction, a general contractor based in Providence, and then the principal at HNK Consulting.

Harold had a lifelong passion for things nautical.  He purchased his first power boat in the 1960s and was an active sailor and fisherman into his 70s through a series of boats, all moored in East Greenwich.

He was the devoted father of Dr. Jay Krasner and his wife, Sharon Bell, of Sudbury, Massachusetts, and Edward Krasner and his wife, Abbi, of Cranston. He was the dear brother of Frima Marquez of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and the late Alvin Krasner, Robert Krasner and Blanche Levine. He was the loving grandfather of Elliot, Laurel, Samuel and Maxwell. 

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Rhode Island Food Bank at https://rifoodbank.org/.