COHOES Valentine J. Krupski, 90, of Boght Rd. entered into eternal life Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Ellis Hospital.
Born in Cohoes, Valentine was a lifelong resident. He was the son of the late Joseph and Stella Wojcik Krupski and was educated at St. Michael’s School in Cohoes. He was the last of 13 brothers and sisters being predeceased by all his siblings: Helen Pingelski, Frances Oliver, Adella Falconio Josephine Gallerie, John, Walter, Stanley, Joseph, Frank, Andrew, Ed and Michael Krupski.
He worked as a carpenter for most of his life and belonged to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 370 in Albany. He retired in 1991 after working many years building formwork for concrete structures on various local projects including: the Green Island bridge replacement over the Hudson River, the Route 9W bridge replacement over the Normans Kill creek, and the Route 787 highway construction along the Hudson River. He was most proud of being part of the high-profile emergency project to replace the Thruway bridge over the Schoharie Creek in 1987.
Valentine was a devoted family man who always went out of his way to help others. He enjoyed the outdoors and going to camp with his friends. He also was a motorcycle enthusiast who liked to take his Honda Goldwing on trips with his wife, Carrie.
Valentine was the loving husband of the late Carrie Hazzard Krupski; the beloved father of Valerie Baun (Willard) of DuBois, PA and Michael Krupski (Marie) of Halfmoon; the grandfather of Elizabeth Jacobs, Helen, John, Paul and Miriam Krupski and Benjamin Baun (Auriana). He is also survived by his great grandchildren, Tyler Jacobs and Liam, Lyllian and Warren Baun as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 9:45 a.m. from the Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 105 Vliet Blvd, Cohoes and at 10:30 a.m. in St. Michael’s Church, Cohoes. Interment will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Waterford.
Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home Friday from 5-7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Michael’s Church, 20 Page Ave., Cohoes, NY 12047.