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Eugene D. "Denny" Knapp

November 13, 1935 ~ February 1, 2018 (age 82)

Eugene D. "Denny" Knapp, 82 of Ocoee, Florida, formerly of Marwood, PA, passed away at Inspired Living in Ocoee on February 1, 2018.

Born November 13, 1935 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Eugene A. Knapp and Amelia A. (Miller) Knapp.

He retired as a PBX technician from North Pittsburgh Telephone Company in Gibsonia and worked at Penn Telecom after his retirement. He was stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina while serving in the United States Marine Corps from 1954 to 1957. He also served as a Deputy Game Protector with the Pennsylvania Game Commission for 11 years. He was a Patron Life Member of the NRA. Denny enjoyed hunting and fishing, particularly moose hunting at the Miller Camp in Western Québec Canada. He enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh sports teams, especially the Pirates.

Surviving are his three children, Bruce D. Knapp (Darlene) of Winter Garden, Florida, Jean M. Walker of Orlando, Florida and David D. Knapp (Kathy Massa) of Thornton, Colorado; brothers Brian D. Knapp of Renfrew and Regis D. Knapp of Alto, Georgia; sister Janice A. Knapp of Saxonburg; nine grandchildren, Matthew Knapp, Kathleen (Katie) Wilson (Dalton), Jonathan (JD) Knapp, Logan Knapp, Matthew Walker (Kassie), Tyler Walker, Patrick Walker, Megan Massa and Lauren Massa; and four great-grandchildren Audrey Walker, Claire Walker, Jaxon Wolf and Mia Wolf.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Audrey J. Knapp and a brother, Terrence (Terry) Knapp.

Friends will be received on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm and Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 10-11 am at the Fox Funeral Home, 410 W. Main Street, Saxonburg, PA 16056, with services to follow immediately at 11 am. Interment will follow at St. Luke’s Lutheran Cemetery in Hannahstown. There will be no graveside committal service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, the Alzheimer’s Association or your favorite charity.

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