Leonard Donald Knapp
Age 71, of Watkins Glen, NY died very unexpectedly on Friday, April 8, 2022 at his home from a heart attack.
Born May 30, 1950, the son of Leonard and Lola Smith Knapp, Lenny lived all of his life in Watkins Glen, with the exception of college and construction work in Texas. He graduated from WGCS in 1968, SUNY Alfred in 1970, and SUNY College at Buffalo (including a semester in Siena, Italy) in 1972. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Watkins Glen and the Improved Order of Red Men.
In addition to working at Shepard Niles and Schuyler Hospital, Lenny was a skilled carpenter. He was also a loving and dependable brother and son who cared for his parents around the clock at the end of their lives, honoring their wishes to remain at home.
Lenny enjoyed hunting with his grandfather as a boy, and maintained an enthusiasm for it all of his life. He liked being out in the woods and walking with his dogs in the fields. He was an avid gardener and a problem solver who had an expansive interest in life, always wanting to share what he discovered with others.
Survivors include his sister Linda McIntyre, niece Laurel McIntyre, cousins Chuck Knapp, Lee Huey, Jane Leszyk, Jackie Gublo, and Jill Gaylord, and many dear friends.
A memorial gathering will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at the Watkins Glen First Presbyterian Church. Donations in Lenny’s memory to the organization of one’s choice will be appreciated, as will written remembrances of his life from people who knew him.
The family thanks Kyle of the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home and Dr. Benjamin Saks for their assistance at this sad time.