Richard Knopf

icon Author, chairman and CEO of SpecOps Systems, formerly of New York, died suddenly at home in Manteca, CA on September 15, 2013. The proud father of Andrew and John, was a scholar/athlete and graduate of Rye Neck High and Columbia University (BA and MBA). A long time resident of Tustin, Richard was active for many years as a volunteer baseball coach and mentor to young baseball players, helping many of them to attend college. Knopf Field at Tustin High School is a fitting legacy. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy and was buried with military honors. Online guestbook:

Published in the Los Angeles Times on Oct. 20, 2013