Christopher Hans Pekny, of Ferndale, NY, passed away suddenly on February 21, 2021. He was 28.
Chris was born on February 23, 1992 in Harris, NY to Peter Pekny and Jan Maxwell Pekny. He graduated Liberty High School, where he had been involved in numerous activities, including football, track, and Little League. Chris worked at the Robin Hood Diner in Livingston Manor, and he was also employed in the construction industry as a mason for Liberty Concrete and Construction. He was a talented mechanic, and he enjoyed working on cars and all things mechanical. He was also an avid Yankees fan.
He is survived by his mother and father, Jan and Peter Pekny; his brothers, Pete Jr. and Michael; his fiance, Jennifer Edwards; his grandmother, Klara Pekny; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; Rob and Rose Werlau and family, whom he considered his family; and a huge host of friends. He was predeceased by his sister, Katie; his paternal grandfather, Jan Pekny; and his maternal grandparents, Edward and Virgina Maxwell. Chris will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at Colonial Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor, NY. A funeral service will take place on Thursday, March 4 at 11 am at the funeral home, followed by interment at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Liberty, NY, with Rev. Ed Bader officiating. Social distancing guidelines as set forth by the New York State Department of Health will be in place; masks must be worn at all times.
Please note that a GoFundMe page has been organized to help support Christopher’s fiance in raising their unborn child. Please visit www.GoFundMe.com, under Chris Pekny and Jennifer Edwards, or contact the funeral home for instructions.
Arrangements are under the care of Colonial Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl Street, Livingston Manor, NY. For additional information please contact the funeral home at 845-439-4333 or visit the website at www.colonialfamilyfuneralhomes.com.