KRISCENSKI, Alexander Paul JR.
Alexander Paul Kriscenski, JR, passed away peacefully on Wednesday (October 2, 2013) at his home in Wynantskill, NY, after battling cancer for several months. He was 70 years old. The only son of Alexander Paul Kriscenski, SR, and Irene Berry Kriscenski, Alex was born on October 30, 1942 in Bristol, CT. The third oldest of seven children, Alex was a graduate of Bristol Eastern High School and a stellar athlete who excelled in all sports. He attended college at the University of Bridgeport where he continued his athletic career and studied education. Alex was the Manufacturing Superintendent at the New Departure-Hyatt division of General Motors in Bristol, CT, where he worked for over 20 years while residing in Burlington, CT. A lifelong sports enthusiast, he played in local baseball leagues, played tennis and also mentored young athletes as a basketball coach. An avid New York Yankees fan, he loved to take in baseball, basketball and hockey games at every chance, often attending the Hartford Whalers and Boston Celtics games with his kids. He also enjoyed being a sideline supporter of his children in their various sports activities. In 1990, Alex relocated to Wynantskill where he worked for Verizon until his retirement in 2007. His grandchildren brought him much joy during his retirement years and his kind, patient nature endeared him to them forever. Alex always found great pleasure in the simple joys of life including outdoor activities such as BBQs, fishing and gardening, watching and playing sports, visiting with friends and family, and caring for myriad quirky but lovable pets. Quick witted and charming, Alex was known for his humor, his unrivaled knack for delivering a punch line and his trademark way of entertaining by telling embellished stories. He was also a sharp debater on many serious issues, including politics and finance, and enjoyed being a history buff. He will be affectionately remembered for the humor and intellect that he shared so generously with friends and family. Alex is survived by his beloved and devoted wife of 23 years, Patricia A. Jones. He will be greatly missed by his four children Elizabeth Kriscenski-Perry, Scott Kriscenski, Alison Kriscenski, and Melynda Shattuck Wilson, and his children-in-law Seth Perry, Wendy Loeser and Andrew Wilson. His son Kevin Kriscenski predeceased him. He leaves behind seven loving grandchildren including Ronan Perry, Anna and Lucas Kriscenski, and Laurel, Elijah, Molly, and Emily Wilson. He is survived by his six adoring sisters Barbara Ford, Patricia Hennessey, Elizabeth Knoblauch, Joan Ingersoll, Kathleen Price and Nance Kriscenski; and a large, loving extended family of brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and long-time friends. He will forever be in all of our hearts.
Friends and family may call on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 5 to 7p.m. at the Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Unionville, CT. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Oct. 11 at 10a.m. at Harwinton Congregational Church, 1 Burlington Road, Harwinton, CT. Burial to follow at Burlington Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alex's memory may be made to Bristol Parks & Recreation to support Muzzy Field Ballpark as a venue for local high school and college baseball games, and other community events, and to celebrate the park's 100 year Anniversary. Donations may be sent to: Bristol Parks & Recreation Department, 'Muzzy Field 100th Anniversary', 111 North Main St., Bristol, CT 06010. To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.ahernfuneralhome.com.