Christopher  Kolenda

Obituary of Christopher Kolenda

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Christopher Kolenda died peacefully at home surrounded by his wife Pat and his loving sons, Tim, Michael, Stephen, and Matt. 

Chris was born in Johnson City, NY to Chester & Dorothy (Borkowski) Kolenda. He has two sisters, Martha (Thomas) Roberts and Jennifer (Michael) Hyder.

Chris and Pat met at IBM in White Plains, NY in November, 1984.

Immediately after graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology, Chris packed his bags and moved to New York City to pursue his career and be closer to Pat.

He and Pat married in 1988 and was immediately “adopted” into one of the largest Irish Catholic families in Woodlawn! The Murrin Family.

He became a parishioner at St. Barnabas Church and he and Pat raised their 4 sons in the Woodlawn area. They attended St. Barnabas Elementary School. Chris’ favorite moments were coaching his boys in basketball, baseball or sitting on the sidelines cheering them on. He also taught them the game he loved, Golf! He was never at a loss at rallying up a foursome with his sons and nephews! Those were his happiest moments.

He leaves behind his wife, sons, sisters, brothers in-law, sisters in-law and an army of loving nieces, nephews and great nieces & nephews along with his Uncle, Fr. Raymond Borkowski.

Thank you to all who have reached out. We all feel the love and support.

Rest in Peace My Love - we love you Dad.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 30, 2023 from  3:00 - 8:00  P.M. in Hodder Farenga Funeral Home, 899 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 10:45 A.M. in St. Barnabas Church, Bronx, NY. To view Christopher's funeral mass, please click here: Christopher Kolenda Mass

Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY



3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Hodder Farenga Funeral Home
899 McLean Ave
Yonkers, New York, United States
(914) 237-5800


10:45 am - 11:45 am
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
St. Barnabas Church
4343 Martha Ave
Bronx, New York, United States


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
10 W. stevens Ave
Hawthorne, New York, United States
(914) 769-3672
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Christopher  Kolenda

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Christopher Kolenda

1963 - 2023

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