Vaclav Krehul

Posted 7/7/21

“Our Greatest Cowboy” off to the Great Blue Yonder. Until we meet again!

Vaclav Krehul, 77, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully during a midmorning siesta on Friday, June 25, 2021 …

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Vaclav Krehul

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“Our Greatest Cowboy” off to the Great Blue Yonder. Until we meet again!

Vaclav Krehul, 77, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully during a midmorning siesta on Friday, June 25, 2021 at his beloved Ascalona Campground and home in Barryville, NY, which he resided in since 1985.

As a young man, Vaclav, at the age of 25, and his wife, Jana, age 21, immigrated to the United States from Prague, Czechoslovakia to Jersey City, NJ, to pursue the “American Dream.” Vaclav, a proud and hardworking family man, retired from General Motors in Linden, NJ after 30 years of dedicated employment. With his wife and two daughters, they built and ran their dream campground on the beautiful banks of the Delaware River.

As hard as he worked, he was able to fulfill many of his life passions. Traveling extensively with his wife and children throughout the years. His best solo adventure was driving cross country to Alaska to paddle the great Yukon River in his single canoe with a large group of friends. He was an adventurer of nature, a great fisherman, a wild mushroom forger and an organic gardener. He loved to relax to good ole country music, play guitar and enjoyed classic country western films. 

Vaclav, a loving husband, father and grandfather, leaves behind his amazing wife of 53 years, Jana; his two wonderful daughters, Andrea and Brenda; son-in-law Frank Janssen; grandsons Tyler, Dylan and Ryan Janssen; sister-in-law Irene Koerner Balaz; brother-in-law Zdenek Balaz; nephew Dennis Balaz and many family members in the Czech Republic. 

Vaclav was the heart and soul of our family and was loved and admired by many of the Ascalona Campers and friends he has made over the years; he will be truly missed by all.

Funeral services will be private, and a celebration of his life will be announced at a later date.

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