Christopher Pekny Wiki – Christopher Pekny Bio
Christopher Pekny was an expectant father who was killed before his baby was born when he was manufacturing a gender reveal device that exploded, killing him and injuring his brother.
The device was for an upcoming gender reveal party, police said.
He was 28 years old.
Christopher Pekny Killed By Gender Reveal Device
New York State Police responded to the report of an explosion just before noon in the town of Liberty in the Catskills and found Pekny, 28, dead.
His brother, Michael Pekny, was injured in the explosion and taken to a local hospital. Police did not reveal the brother’s condition.
The Pekny family was known throughout their town for the Robin Hood Diner, which was owned and operated by the family for decades. The gender reveals death was at least the second to happen this month.
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. “We appreciate the overwhelming display of love and support that you all have shown.
The Robin Hood will be closed for the immediate future. More details will be posted when we have them available. Thank you.”
“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!!”