March 3, 1922 ~ January 18, 2008
Born in: Brooklyn, New York,
Resided in: Fairview, NC
Fairview ~ Floryne Stark Karlin, 85, of Cane Creek Road, died on Friday, January 18, 2008. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Julius and Lottie Troshane Stark. Mrs. Karlin was pre-ceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Norman Karlin, who died in June 2007. She was an early graduate of the HS of Music & Art, NYC, founded by Mayor LaGuardia, along with its sister HS of Performing Arts, made famous by the movie Fame. A talented and respected artist, her paintings received local recognition. She retired from Merrill Lynch after 25 years in the home wire room (pre-computer) confirming orders nationwide. Mrs. Karlin is survived by a daughter, Sherryl Karlin of Tamerac, FL; two sons, James H. Karlin and wife Deborah A. of Arden and Barry F. Karlin and wife Cathy of East Meredith, NY; three grandchildren, Jeremy, Daniel and Molly Karlin and a great-grandchild, Elijah Karlin. A service will be held at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements are pending. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Care Partners Mountain Area Hospice, P.O. Box 25338 Asheville, NC 28813.