Kreg A. PalkoApril 29, 1965 ~ October 6, 2017 (age 52)
Kreg Palko ended his battle with ALS on October 6th in Providence, Rhode Island at the age of 52.
Kreg is survived by his parents Barbara and Andrew in Dearborn, MI; wife Elizabeth in Barrington, RI; son Kyle in Arlington, MA; daughter Gabriella Breckenridge, CO; brother Kevin in Fockelberg, Germany and sister Krysten in Birmingham, MI.
Kreg was born on April 29, 1965 in Lansing, Michigan to Barbara and Andrew Palko. He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1988 with a degree in Management. He married Elizabeth, artist and graduate of the College of Charleston, in 1992. He was a distinguished pilot, serving in the US Air Force during Desert Storm and for private enterprise before settling in Rhode Island as a healthcare administrator. Over years, the couple had two wonderful children and Kreg set about teaching them to ski, surf, and everything else that he knew. His children remember him as a strong father who encouraged them to work hard, pursue their goals, and love the outdoors.
Kreg selflessly decided to dedicate his body to science in order to further the research of ALS. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Kreg to either the Rhode Island ALS Association (www.alsari.org) or the ALS Therapy Development Institute (www.als.net/donate). Condolences can be posted to www.kregpalkoALS.com/leave-a-note. The family would like to thank every single caregiver, hospice worker, doctor, nurse, volunteer, friend, neighbor, and family member, who helped Kreg for their endless dedication, support, and love. A celebration of his life will held on October 21, 2017 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Biltmore Hotel, Providence. Please visit Kreg's website firstname.lastname@example.org for future insights and details about his story.