We regret to inform you of the passing of Bruce Krupke, Executive Vice President
It is with great regret I must inform you that our colleague and longtime friend Bruce Krupke passed away March 15. Bruce who has meant so much to us personally and professionally is now sailing across the heavens.
Bruce W. Krupke March 15, 2020 Bruce Walter Krupke, 61, was a life-long Central New Yorker. He was born on July 30, 1958 in Oswego, NY. God called Bruce home on Sunday, March 15, 2020, as he was surrounded by his devoted family. Bruce was a family man, a friend to many, as well as a man of strong Catholic faith. Bruce loved summer vacations on the shores of Lake Ontario. He played the piano and trombone with The Celebration Band for over 20 years. Bruce was an avid sailor with Hobie Cat Fleet 204 and loved teaching sailing to new people. A former Boy Scout, Bruce had a great appreciation for wildlife and astronomy. He was a dedicated Syracuse Orange basketball fan. Bruce spent the majority of his career working in the dairy industry. He was the Executive Vice President of the Northeast Dairy Foods Association for 28 years. Early in his career, he was a salesman for Byrne Dairy and a Regional Marketing Specialist for the American Dairy Association & Dairy Council. Bruce also had an entrepreneurial spirit, working in and owning family businesses. Bruce was a graduate of Pulaski Academy & Central Schools. He earned his A.A.S. in Business Administration from SUNY Morrisville and his B.S. in Business Management & Economics from SUNY Empire State College. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Patricia (Kemblowski); his children, Allison Krupke (Douglas Reeves), Jessica Krupke (Will McAuliffe) and Matthew Krupke; his two adored grandchildren, Leo and Colin McAuliffe; his siblings, Daniel Krupke (Sylvia), William Krupke (Julie), and Rebecca Thomas (David); and his parents, Charles and Barbara Jane (Adams) Krupke. Bruce also leaves four nieces and six nephews. Due to recent world events, a funeral Mass was held for immediate family. A more inclusive memorial will be held at later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Bruce's memory to Make-A-Wish of Central New York or the New York State Sheriffs' Institute Summer Camp (Penn Yan, NY).