Knofla, Jeffrey F.
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Jeffrey Frederick Knofla, age 62, of Cypress, Texas, formerly of Westport, CT, died on December 9, 2013. Jeff was born September 22, 1951 in Hartford, CT and resided in Westport for thirty years. He is a graduate of Staples High School and attended Indiana State University.
He is survived by his children, William Knofla of Austin, Texas, Claudia Ann Knofla and Jessica Lee Knofla of Houston, Texas, his former wife, Paula Holmes of Seabrook, Texas , three brothers, John of Westport, CT, Jay of Newport Beach, CA, and Joel of Boca Raton, FL, and a nephew, Charles Knofla of New York, NY.
Jeff will be remembered as a wonderful father, husband, brother, friend, and uncle. Jeff was a great athlete and loved sports. He was a professional ski instructor, and a professional tennis player. He was a member of the legendary Westport based Sonny's Slow Pitch Softball Team. He will be missed for his quick wit, his good nature, and his generous spirit. He was a world-class mischief-maker and, above all, he was a showman on and off the field.
A memorial service was held for Jeff on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at the Heritage Park Baptist Church, in Webster, Texas.
Published in Westport News from Jan. 6 to Jan. 10, 2014