North Hudson, Kenneth Peter Delafrange (Pep),75, of North Hudson, husband of Crystal Delafrange, (aka Nipa White), passed away February 13, 2021. He was born June 7, 1945, in Chicago, Illinois to the late Dr. Kenneth Manuel and Dorothy (Dualsky) Delafrange of Westwood, New Jersey. He leaves behind his three children, his son Kenneth Delafrange of the Republic of Belarussia, his daughters, Jacqueline (Jackie) Spezial of River Vale, NJ, and her husband Jeff and Denise (Dee) Farrington of Park Ridge, New Jersey, and her husband David. Some of Pep’s most treasured memories were times spent with family, especially his grandchildren (Kenny, Kristian, Kyle, Jake, Sage, Rocco, and Vienna) during the summer months at Schroon Lake, NY. Also left to mourn is his sister Suzanne (Roger) Delafrange Donzello of West Hartford and their children, Nicole Donzello of Woodbridge, Ct. and her husband Chadi Noujaim, and Nicholas (Tina) Donzello, of Green Mountain Falls, Colorado.
Pep grew up in Westwood and Hillsdale, New Jersey, and graduated from Monmouth College in 1970 with a degree in Business, He was a member of the fraternity, Zeta Upison Sigma. He founded his own business, Sentry Windows in New Jersey. He later moved to North Hudson, New York, where he purchased and reopened Frontier Town, a western/cowboy amusement park.
He proudly served in the US Army doing a ten-month tour of duty in Vietnam as a Sergeant in the First Air Cavalry. Throughout his life, he was an avid sportsman enjoying hunting and fishing. He loved to spin a good tale and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, Feb 22nd at the Edward L. Kelly Funeral Home, 1019 US Rt. 9, Schroon Lake, NY, burial with Military Honors will follow at 1:30 PM at the Gerald B.H Solomon National Cemetery in Schuylerville, NY.
Family and friends may call at the funeral home Monday, Feb. 22nd from 10 until 11 AM.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to be sent to the Fisher House c/o Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, 113 Holland Ave., Albany, NY 12208., in the name of Kenneth P. Delafrange. Guests attending services are required to comply with the State of NY COVID-19 orders, masks, and social distancing required.
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