Trending Stories US

NY Dad-to-Be Killed by Gender Reveal Device: Christopher Pekny Biography, Wiki, Age, Family, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Reddit

Christopher Pekny
Christopher Pekny

Who was Christopher Pekny?

Christopher Pekny was an expectant father who was reportedly killed before his baby was born when he was manufacturing a gender reveal device that exploded, leading to his death and injuring his brother. The device was for an upcoming gender reveal party, police said.

New York State Police responded to the report of an explosion just before noon in the town of Liberty in the Catskills and found Peknydead. The Pekny family was known throughout their town for the Robin Hood Diner The gender reveals death was at least the second to happen this month.

How old was Christopher Pekny?

Christopher Pekny was 28 years old at the time of death.

Christopher Pekny Liberty, NY

New York State Police responded to the report of an explosion just before noon in the town of Liberty in the Catskills and found Peknydead. The Pekny family was known throughout their town for the Robin Hood Diner The gender reveals death was at least the second to happen this month.

Pekny is among a growing list of people to die due to a gender reveal party. A 26-year-old Michigan man, Evan Silva, died when he was struck by shrapnel from a device being used to reveal a baby’s gender earlier this month, according to The New York Post.

After the wildfire, the blogger who unintentionally sparked a storm of gender reveal parties that spun off from her traditional approach is asking people to stop. Jenna Karvunidis held one of the first genders reveals parties in 2008, according to CNN. She cut a cake to reveal her baby’s gender with pink frosting.

New York State Police released a statement on the explosion and the investigation into the death and injury.

Christopher Pekny Facebook

Christopher Pekny was known throughout his small town for the Robin Hood Diner, which the Pekny family has owned since 1980. The diner posted a tribute to him on Facebook in the hours after his death. “We are deeply saddened and must inform you all of the loss of our dear and beloved Christopher,” the post said.

Several people commented on the post, expressing their condolences and sharing kind words about Chris Pekny.

“Jan my heart is breaking for y’all. I know what you’re going through. Praying for your family. If there is anything I can do you have my number. I hope and pray that Michael will be ok. Chris was a great guy and he will be missed,” Susie Butler wrote.

Another person spoke about how highly regarded the brothers were in the area.

“My father speaks so highly of Mike and Chris,” Bryan DaParma wrote. “I met them a few times and they are truly two of the most genuine people I’ve met!!”

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment

Ad