Christopher Rutgers Knauth

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Christopher Rutgers Knauth KINGSTON- Christopher Rutgers Knauth, 83, of Kingston, died Wednesday, Oc. 23, 2013, at home with his family. Born Dec. 15, 1929, in New York, N.Y., he was the only son of Arnold and Wilhelmina de Peyster Knauth. He is survived by his wife Maria Thereza Knauth, and by thirteen children, Geoffrey Knauth, Susan Ellis, Daniel Knauth, David Knauth, Deanna Yildiz, Dorie-Ann White, Dalinda Bohr, Deahnara Regan, Dorcinda Knauth, Dietrich Knauth, Deidra Knauth, Desmond Knauth, and Devon Knauth. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter, Dorinda. Christopher attended Milton Academy, and he always remembered their motto, “Dare to be True.” He graduated from Harvard Law School and Harvard University, where he played trumpet in the Harvard band. He served in the U.S. Army, and was stationed in Germany after the end of World War II. He worked for 30 years as an attorney for the New York State Division of Human Rights until his retirement in 2012. He was a Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers fan and an avid lover of poetry. He was a member of the Harvard Club, the Metropolitan Republican Club, the Adirondack Mountain Club, and Trinity Lutheran Church, where he enjoyed the men's breakfasts on Wednesday mornings. He enjoyed singing in the Woodstock Reformed Church choir. Donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to the Adirondack Mountain Club, at A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Woodstock Reformed Church, 16 Tinker St. Woodstock, N.Y., 12498.

Published in the Daily Freeman on Oct. 25, 2013
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