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KNAPP, Kenneth W.

KNAPP, Kenneth W.

Knapp - Kenneth W. April 29, 1931 - August 15, 2017 Kenneth W. Knapp died courageously in his home in Eden after a valiant fight with pancreatic cancer. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, he graduated from Hinsdale High School and the University of Buffalo Law School. He was a United States Army Veteran. Ken was a partner with the law firm of Abbott, Tills, Tills, Knapp & Pysz in Hamburg, NY for over 40 years. He was known for his kindness, humility, humor and strength. He was most joyful being in his garden, taking road trips, and downhill skiing. He was a volunteer ski patroller for 25 years. He was passionate about history and always learning something new. He lived his life with "joie de vivre," especially on his motorcycle. Ken is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Louise Crepeau of Quebec, Canada, two daughters, Michele Knapp and Valerie Pederson of Minneapolis, MN, his son, Jean-Pierre Knapp of West Yellowstone, MT and a granddaughter, Margeaux Pederson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Helen Knapp, his sister Patricia, his brother Pete (late Evelyn). Brother to Peg Nolan (late Bob), Ann Cone (late Don), Brian (Mary Anne), Michael (Valerie); also survived by several brothers- and sisters-in-laws from Quebec and Ontario, many nieces, nephews and close friends. Deep gratitude to the Hospice Team and Nurse Debbie. Gifts in his memory are suggested to support the Hospice Foundation of Buffalo. As his final wish he humbly donated his body to medical research at the University of Buffalo School of Medicine. A memorial mass to celebrate his life will be held at a later date. God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be
So He put his arms around you
And whispered,
Come to me.
With tearful eyes we watch you
And saw you pass away
And although we loved you dearly
We could not make you stay.
A Golden heart stopped beating
Hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.

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