Leonard “Buzz” Knapp
92, of Watkins Glen, died at Schuyler Hospital on March 31, 2009.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Lola Smith Knapp; son Leonard D. Knapp; daughter Linda McIntyre; granddaughter Laurel McIntyre; sister Helen Huey; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Captain Leonard and Veronica Murphy Knapp, brother Charles Knapp, sister Stella Ormsbee, and son-in-law Richard McIntyre.
A graduate of Watkins Glen High School, he served in WWII as a Navy Sea-Bee; he worked as a machinist at Shepard Niles, including a term as Union president, retiring after 39 years; a 50 year member of the First Presbyterian Church of Watkins Glen, he served as Elder and Deacon numerous times; a past president of Seneca Santa; an honored member of the Improved Order of Redmen; and Watkins Glen Volunteer Fireman and Schuyler County Ambulance transfer driver. He also volunteered with Meals on Wheels and the Chamber of Commerce. He was chosen the Schuyler County Volunteer of the Year in 1981. He enjoyed sharing his life’s memories, wood working, tractors and trucks, square dancing, and concerts in Lafayette Park.
There are no prior visiting hours. A celebration of his life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Watkins Glen on Friday, April 3, at 11:00 a.m.; Rev. Beverly Karr-Lyon will officiate. Memorials to the charity of one’s choice. You may “Light a Candle” in his memory or sign a memorial guestbook online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home.