Jack J. Karnig of Wallkill, NY, a retired Forest Manager for Harvard Black Rock Forest Consortium, Cornwall, NY and a longtime resident of the area passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday December 9, 2020, in Wallkill. He was 97.
The son of the late Janik Kalpakin and Eliza Topalian, he was born May 14, 1923 in Alexandria, Egypt.
He served as a Medic in the Army during WWII. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.
He was a member of New Hurley Reformed Church, He was a Life Time Member of the Black Rock Fish & Game Club, and a longtime member of the Society of American Foresters.
After his retirement he worked as a Forestry Consultant.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia at home; daughter, Michelle Messiano of West Columbia, SC, son, Gary Karnig at home; grandchildren, Alyssa & Christian; niece, Arlene Jordan, nephews, Kenneth and Eddie Karnig, great niece, Sheri Jordan.
He was predeceased by his son, Richard and his brother, John.
Visitation will be 2-5 Pm on Sunday December 13, 2020 at the Millspaugh funeral Home, 22 Bank St. Walden, NY.
Funeral services will be private. Pastors Ron Truncali and Bob DeFelice will officiate.
Burial will be in Orange County Veterans Cemetery in Goshen, NY.
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