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George L. KNIEP

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George L. KNIEP Obituary
KNIEP, George L. George L. Kniep's life will be celebrated on Saturday, March 20, at 6 p.m. at First Church of Christ, 250 Main Street, Wethersfield. For 44 years, George was the beloved husband, friend, mentor and soulmate of his wife Susan (Fricke) Kniep who will miss him dearly. The oldest of the 10 children of Arlene and George Kniep, George was born in New York on July 16, 1934, and passed away on March 3, 2010. He was a devoted friend to all who knew him. His passing leaves a void in the lives of his children, Jennifer Gaudette and her husband Bruce of East Hartford, Susan Lemire and her husband Normand of West Hartford, and David Kniep of Barkhamsted. George also leaves behind his grandchildren, Daniel and Jessica Lemire of West Hartford, and his dear friends Liz DeNapoli of Bloomfield and Donald Sugalski, Katie Wednichuk and Carolyn and Joe Kronen of East Hartford. George is survived by five brothers and their families, Arthur and Katherine Kniep of Harrisville, MI, Edward and Eileen Kniep of Wales, MA, Richard and Carol Kniep of Enfield, Robert and Stefania Kniep of Andover and Thomas Kniep of New Britain, as well as two sisters, Carol Moskey of Farmington and Marion and George Yonan of Hartford. He was predeceased by a brother, Fred Kniep and a sister, Jean Rogers. George was an Engineer for Terry Corporation for over 30 years and a U. S Army veteran. His passion was sales, and his "retirement" years were spent working as a sales associate for Burlington Coat in East Windsor. George enjoyed the friendship of his fellow workers and customers who wrote letters of appreciation for his service. As a nature enthusiast, George loved nothing more than observing the multitude of birds that enjoyed the many bird houses and feeding stations which surrounded his home. With a passion for jazz, George eagerly looked forward to the jazz venues at Integrity 'n Music in Wethersfield, and coveted his Down Beat magazines. George's family is indebted to the caring services of Dr. Robert Dorman of the VA, Dr. David Mintell, Dr. Ronald Pariser and Dr. Madhavi Gorusu, as well as the love and support he received from all at the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center and the young men employed by Valet Park of America. Gifts in George's memory may be made to the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center, 80 Seymour St., Hartford, CT 06102. To offer words of sympathy on line, please visit the guestbook at www.abbeycremation.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Mar. 11, 2010
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