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Karenko, Alan M.
Alan Michael Karenko, age 63 of Branford, beloved husband of Kathleen I. Karenko, passed away suddenly on January 17, 2016. He was born in Detroit, MI to the late Alexei and Stella Karenko and grew up in Dearborn, MI. Alan graduated from Edsel Ford High School and University of Michigan. He worked for IBM, Travelers and small businesses. Al was a former Commodore of the Essex Yacht Club, bass guitarist of the Leasebreakers, and ham radio operator "N1OX." He volunteered for ARRL and treasured his second home in Cape Vincent, NY.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother and father-in-law, Catherine and Theodore Ivanko; his brother-in-law, David Ivanko and his partner, John Brannelly; as well as cousins and many dear friends all across the country.
Friends may greet his family on Friday, January 22, 2016 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. at the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Rd. in Fairfield. A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. with interment to follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. To send an online condolence, please visit

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Published in Connecticut Post on Jan. 20, 2016.
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January 14, 2020
Boy, we had some fun back in the day at Edsel Ford... I've lost touch with a lot of our group, but am beginning to contact many of them again... I'm on the committee for our 50 year high-school reunion at Edsel coming up this September. Many of the band members have been contacted for this event. Al, and I were pretty tight back then, and I have often wondered about him until I heard the news last year... He and I once made a tape of Dave Brubeck's 'Take Five' at his house...him on the piano, and me on the alto-sax. Too funny.
I'll always remember Al. God's speed in the afterlife, bud...
Randy Ritter
July 17, 2017
Randy Ritter
February 18, 2016
We will miss you Al. What fun days we had at Edsel Ford.
John Duneske
January 31, 2016
My most sincere condolences to Al's family. He worked for me for a short time at IBM in Hamden. He was an energetic, positive, willing person who always was looking for the right answer for his client. I always thought of Al as a friend as our conversations seem to go that way. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He was far too young but he is in a better place now.
John Reid
January 26, 2016
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
David Fernandez
January 25, 2016
We were shocked and saddened to hear this news. Al was a wonderful person and we were so glad to be his neighbor for so many years. So sorry for your loss.
Wayne & Lou-Ellen Rusconi
January 23, 2016
You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband. May caring thoughts and loving words comfort your family through this great time of sorrow. (John 11:21-26)
January 21, 2016
My condolences to Kathy and the remainder of Al's family. Al was nice enough to take me along on a sailing trip to Block Island back in the late 80's. He and I were friends at IBM and he even came out to my farm in PA to hunt a couple time. I loved his sense of humor and witty intellect, rest in peace Al
Kurt Caruth
January 20, 2016
Cathy & Ted: We were saddened to learn about the loss of your son-in-law. God bless you, and comfort you at this difficult time.

Paul & Diane Lytwyn
Paul & Diane Lytwyn
January 20, 2016
Great guy, I knew him from the gym. We talked sports, business. He was a big Detroit Lion fan. I will miss him.
January 20, 2016

We were so sad to hear of Al's passing, our thoughts are with you.
John & Wendy Kul
January 20, 2016
So, so sad, Dear Cousin. Our sympathy to Kathy and all the family.
January 20, 2016
Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
William , Marion, Wayne and Pamela Lawton
January 20, 2016
Pamela Lawton Burgh
January 19, 2016
We worked together at Yale and IBM. He was a smart and fun guy.
Charlie Witteman
January 19, 2016
Rest in Peace, dear friend.
Steve Blunden
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