Joseph Valentine Knipfing Jr.
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JOSEPH VALENTINE KNIPFING, JR. #1> Passed away peacefully on January 30, 2006, after a long battle with heart disease. He was 75. Born in Westbury, New York, on August 4, 1930 to Joseph and Helen Knipfing, Sr., Joe wa s a native of Long Island, New York where he was owner of an insurance business for over 30 years. He was a member of the Holy Name Society at Westbury Ministry, Young Republican Club, the Independent Insurance Agent, and member of Agents Insurance Council for several insurance companies. He was a past-President of St. James Chamber of Commerce. He recently resided in Encino, California. Joe loved spending time with his family, traveling, spending time on the computer, watching the Mets and Notre Dame, and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Janet of 45 years; children, Gary, Kevin (Steffiana) and Leslie; granddaughter, Sienna-Marie all of California; brothers, George (Gloria) and Vincent; and numerous relatives. Joe will be deeply missed by his loving family. The family appreciates the prayers and condolences and the tremendous support everyone has provided. Especially the medical team at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. P.K. Shah and Dr. Stewart Friedman. In lieu of flowers, a donation may b e made to John Moram Stem Cell Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, regarding his daughter Leslie, for retinitis pigmentosa research. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2006, at Mission Hills Catholic Mortuary, 11160 Stranwood Ave., Mission Hills, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., and Vigil at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 3, 2006, 10:00 a.m., at St. Cyril of Jerusalem, 4601 Firmament Ave., Encino. Directors 818-361-7387

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Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Feb. 2, 2006.
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October 2, 2020
I went to high school with Gary and Kevin, I used to see their fathers name on a building in St.James...I watch the re-runs of The King of Queens, like right now,and after the show I saw in memory of Joseph,and wasn’t aware of his passing years ago. My condolences!❤
Michele Costanzo Misciagna
May 27, 2006
We want to send our sympathy but find it hard to say the kind of things that possibly might comfort you in this time of sorrow, our thoughts are with you.
With great affection,
Kelsey Pearson
May 24, 2006
Dear Mrs. Knipfing, Kevin, Gary, and Leslie,

the fans of Kevin and Gary from Germany are with you.
May 23, 2006
Mrs. Knipfing, Kevin, Gary, and Leslie,My deepest sympathy is with all of you during this trying time, my thoughts are with all of you
David Cyr
February 11, 2006
To Mrs. Knipfing and Family,
May God be with you and your family in the loss of your husband.
Tenderly may God's love heal your sorrow. Gently may the prayers of families and friends ease your hurting. Softly may God's peace replace your heartache with warm and loving memories.
Our sincerest condolences to you and your family.
Dom & Marlene Monzon
February 9, 2006
Dear Mrs. Knipfing and Family,

It is sad to hear of your loss. However, it is comforting to know that Joseph loved spending time with his family. What a wonderful legacy to leave behind -- one of love and caring for your family -- what a blessing! While he will be missed here on earth, his faith in action will surely place him in God's Kingdom. May God's love and grace comfort you and ease the pain of losing such a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. My deepest condolences and prayers are with you all.
Art Cruz
February 8, 2006
Mrs. Knipfing, Kevin, Gary, and Leslie,

Our deepest sympathy to each of you with the loss of Mr. Knipfing. We met him at Kevin and Steffiana's wedding and he was a wonderful human being. May his contributions and the great memories of his time here be celebrated for years to come.

Chris & Pauline Savage
Chris Savage
February 3, 2006
Our hearts and love go out to you at this time. Your children will be of great solace to you now and as time goes by. We always remember Joe for his pleasant smile and quiet presence at all of the family gatherings way back when. We will make a donation to the stem cell research as requested.


Beth and Bob
Beth & Bob Knipfing
February 3, 2006
To All the Knipfing Family -
Our heartfelt prayers remain with you as you mourn the loss of your beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Joe sounds like a man who has touched many hearts during his life's journey - truly what this life is all about.

There is something that resonates deeply within me - "the only thing we take with us when we leave this earth is is also the only thing of meaning that we leave behind." Such pure gift to have shared and received so much love.

Please remember that the prayers of many that truly care remain with you.

The De George Family (Richie Minervini's Aunt & Cousins)
Aunt Una and Cousins - Kathy, Beth, Tricia, and Alice.
Katherine De George
February 2, 2006
Janet, Gary, Kevin & Leslie,
We are so sorry to hear about Joe's passing. He will be remembered in our prayers. We had a lot of good times in St. James and he will be missed. Our hearts go out to you at this time. Joe will always be in your hearts. Our deepest sympathy to you.
Agnes and Tom Gallagher
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