It is with deep regret that the Chapter informs our members of the passing on
Friday, June 17, 2016 of Richard W. (Bob) Knapp Sr., patriarch of the Knapp family
that has long been known for supporting the USMA at West Point, the
101st Airborne Division Association, and the McAuliffe Chapter in particular.
Bob was a regular attendee at our Bastogne memorial banquets each December.
He served in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Division during the Korean War,
and was a life member of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Division Associations.
Among his many survivors, Bob leaves his wife Betty, and his son Edward Knapp
and wife Lydia, of Redding, CT, and their children Nicholas and Gina Knapp.
Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 23, 2016
at the First Church of Christ, Congregational, 25 Cross Highway,
Redding, CT 06875.
The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home,
25 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877 on
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For those visiting the Funeral Home, please note the Ridgefield
(not Danbury) location: directions are available at http://jowdykanefuneralhome.com/directions.htm.
A map of the Church location is provided at
Contributions in Mr. Knapp’s memory may be made to the
Redding Volunteer Fire Company #1 – P.O. Box 1130, Redding, CT 06875,
or to the First Church of Christ, Congregational – P.O. Box 1055, Redding, CT 06875.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the Knapp family whom we are grateful to
have as our friends and constant supporters.