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Kenneth H. Knapp

CLINTON, N.Y. — Kenneth H. Knapp, 77, passed away as a result of an unfortunate accident on April 10, 2019.  

He was born on Nov. 27, 1941, in Rhinebeck, the son of Mable (Plankenhorn) and Harold Knapp. 

He and his two children are all alumni of SUNY Cobleskill. 

Mr. Knapp was the Superintendent of Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake in Verbank, N.Y. 

He proudly served his country with the United States Army in the Military Police during the Korean War. 

An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting. He was a lifetime member of Northern Dutchess Rod & Gun Club and the NRA.  He enjoyed brushhogging for folks, making bluebird houses and his garden. 

On May 15, 1965, in West Winfield, N.Y., he married Valerie F. (Smith) Knapp. She survives him at home.

In addition to his loving wife Valerie, survivors include his daughter, Paula Culver of West Winfield; a son, Andrew “Andy” Knapp and his wife, Rochelle, of Alberton, Mont.; five grandchildren, Kenneth, Allan, Sara, Virginia and Skyler; a sister, Lois Mosher and her husband, Jay, of Katonah, N.Y.; a brother, Clarence Knapp of Clinton Corners, N.Y.; two nieces, Joyce and Jean; and a nephew, Jeffrey.

Funeral service was held on April 17 from the Peck & Peck Funeral Home in Pine Plains with Vicar Jackie Jefferson officiating.  

Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to West Clinton Fire Co., 219 Hollow Road, Staatsburg, NY 12580; or American Diabetes Assoc., 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900 Arlington, VA 22202.

To sign the online register, go to www.peckandpeck.net.