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Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home

177 Route 59, Suffern, NY

OBITUARY

Adam J. Krainak

July 31, 1921January 13, 2019
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Adam J. Krainak, longtime resident of Spring Valley, New York, passed away in Goshen, NY on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at the age of 97. He was born on July 31, 1921. Adam is survived by his three married daughters, Kathleen Brooks (Jeffrey), Eileen DeToma (Frank) and Eloise Krainak-Daher (Dave) and his two grandchildren, Athena and Adam Daher. Adam was a proud Army Veteran of WWII, serving in the South Pacific and later joined the Spring Valley, NY Police Department, for 34 yrs. where he climbed the ranks from motorcycle cop to Chief of Police. Adam was also a dedicated volunteer firefighter and Honorary Chief of the Rockland Hook & Ladder Company in SV receiving its first lifetime achievement award of 70 yrs. Adam was heavily involved with Rotary, receiving the Paul Harris Fellowship twice. He was a true gentleman, whose kindness, and generosity had touched many lives. He will be sorely missed. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 2-4pm & 7-9pm at Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home, 177 Route 59, Suffern, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30am on Thursday, January 24th at St. Joseph’s Church in Spring Valley, NY with entombment to follow at Ascension Cemetery, Airmont, NY.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 23, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, January 24, 2019

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Dan R. Arcaro

January 22, 2019

CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY

TO ME HE WAS ALWAYS KNOW AS CHIEF, FROM WHEN I STARTED ON THE JOB,
A MAN FAIR, DIRECT IN HOW HE WANTED THE JOB DONE. THEN HE WOULD ASK FOR YOUR IDEAS AND WOULD AGREE WITH YOU. ONE OF A KIND

David Daher

January 22, 2019

Ray Reyes

January 18, 2019

Adam's smile will be missed greatly by myself and everyone at the Glen Arden retirement community.

Judi Allen

January 17, 2019

Dear family and friends,

I remember Mr.Krainak from a little girl. He was always a great man, kind and part of the family. I loved his smile and sweet demeanor. I got to know him more as he and my father George Gibson spent more time together in their later years. He will truly be missed. My prayers are with the family.

Richard DeZago

January 17, 2019

"AJK" as we knew him at Spring Valley PD...He was always a fair man and treated his subordinate officers with dignity and respect.
We enjoyed seeing The Chief at our Spring Valley Retired Officers luncheons and age never hindered his ability to get around.

Wherever you are going Chief...Safe Journey.

Rich "Ziggy" DeZago
SVPD, Retired 472


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