Welcome to the memorial page for

James Andrew "Andy" Kranking

December 10, 1953 ~ March 19, 2017 (age 63)

James Andrew (ANDY) Kranking entered into eternal rest on March 19, 2017, at 3:00 p.m., the Hour of Mercy. Beloved husband of Mary (Fremeau), father of Katie, Cara, Stephen, Timothy, and Emily, brother of David (Kathy) and Anne Marie (Eggleton). Now reunited with parents James & Margaret (Graham) Kranking. 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Resurrection on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, in Silver Spring, MD. Family and friends are invited to a reception following the Internment at the Church of the Resurrection, Burtonsville, MD.  
Visitation will be at Church of the Resurrection, 3315 Greencastle Road, Burtonsville, MD on Monday, March 27, 2017, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m.
Andy was born December 10, 1953, in Washington, D.C. He attended Blessed Sacrament Elementary School, St. John’s College High School (1971), and The American University (1975). After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, he found that his true calling was in public service. Therefore, he joined the Secret Service and later became an officer for the Montgomery County Police Department where he served for thirty-four years.  
Andy was a kind soul, a man who understood the value and blessing of every day, a fearless leader, a patient listener, a friend to all, a beacon of hope for many, a spiritual guide in his Catholic faith, a loving father to five, and devoted husband. The imprint Andy left on the lives of everyone he crossed paths with is truly immeasurable. It's rare to meet someone like Andy. Those of you who were lucky enough to have met him know this to be true. Fellow officers acknowledged his uncanny way to always take charge of a situation with humor and grace, qualities that all admired. Andy always remained true to himself modeling for fellow officers that it was okay to be a cop, to be tough, to handle the things that officers handle while also being a gentle, kind soul who loves Christ and family most of all. 
Our family experienced a miracle when Andy outlived any of the doctors' expectations and graced us with so much more cherished time than we thought possible. Andy's legacy continues to be far-reaching. 

Charitable donations may be made to:

Sgt. Andy Kranking Go Fund Me

 Service Information

March 27, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Church of the Resurrection
3315 Greencastle Road
Burtonsville, MD 20866

Funeral Mass
March 28, 2017

11:00 AM
Church of the Resurrection
3315 Greencastle Road
Burtonsville, MD 20866

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