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About Allen Krassenbaum


Allen David Krassenbaum, 69, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Crouse Hospital. Allen will forever be remembered for his love of life, music and political discourse; as a caring and dedicated pharmacist; and a devoted father who was so proud of each of his children's uniqueness.


Allen was a graduate of Colombia University School of Pharmacy. He was a former partner of Kress Drugs, and owner of Kress Medical Supplies before joining K Mart as the supervising pharmacist of the DeWitt store, in 1988. He was a recipient of the Pharmacist of the Year award, as well as the Caring Award from K Mart. Allen was a former vice president of the NYS Pharmacist Society.


He was a frequent guest on the WTLA-99 Phil Markert radio program Ask your Pharmacist, the editor of the K Mart pharmacy newsletter, a frequent contributor to WSYR-Newchannel 9, and for many years was Captain Safety, visiting area schools and teaching children about drug prevention.


Allen was a long time member of Congregation Beth Sholom-Chevra Shas in Dewitt, and was most grateful and appreciative of the support and caring of his fellow members. He was also an active member of the Democratic party. His family would like to thank the nurses of 4S at Crouse Hospital, and a special thanks to Terry Principato and Drs. Scalzo, Gullo, Cherney and Himpler for their loving care over the past several years.


He is survived by the love of his life, his wife Karen of 42 years; his children, Mark, Adam, and Sarah; his son-in-law, Alex Baker; his grandson, Jordan Evan Baker; his father, Joseph; and his close friends and family who have helped him through his journey.


Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 17, at Congregation Beth Sholom-Chevra Shas.


Mark and Adam are dedicating the Nov. 20 Syracuse premiere of "Puncture" in memory of their father.


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