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    July 9, 1926  -  July 24, 2012

Life Legacy

Joseph Philip Knopp, 86, husband of Judith (Lawrence) Knopp, of Churchville, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, in King’s Daughters’ Community Health and Rehab Center, Staunton.
He was born July 9, 1926, in Staunton, a son of the late George and Bessie (Black) Knopp.
Prior to retirement, Mr. Knopp was a builder and CEO of Knopp Enterprises.
In addition to his wife, Judith, family members include a daughter, Carolyn Neisse of Reston; a granddaughter, Brooke Marrelli and her husband, John, of Reston; two great grandchildren, Bianca and Mauro; a brother, Daniel Knopp; a sister, Anna Ruth Rathburn of Staunton; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Lee (Senelle) Knopp; five brothers; and three sisters.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2012, in Thornrose Cemetery by the Murphy Terry, Chaplain of Legacy Hospice.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2012, in the Henry Funeral Home.
The family requests that memorials may be made to the Legacy Hospice, 1842 Jefferson Highway, Fishersville, VA 22939.

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Born: July 9, 1926

Place of Birth: Staunton, VA

Death: July 24, 2012

Place of Death: Staunton, VA

Occupation: CEO and Builder

Judith Lawrence Knopp, Spouse

Carolyn Noel Neisse, Daughter

Daniel Knopp, Brother

Anna Ruth Rathburn, Sister

Brook Marrell, Granddaughter

John Marrell, Grandson-in-law

Mary Lee Senelle Knopp, First wife

George Knopp, Father

Bessie Black Knopp, Mother

Memorial donations may be made to:
Legacy Hospice

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