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Gerald Knip

Obituary for Gerald Knip

July 1, 1932 - November 2, 2020
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 88

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Brother, Friend


Gerald Knip, Jr passed away suddenly November 2, 2020 at the age if 88. Beloved husband of the late Mary E. Knip (nee Reichenbach). He was the best father ever to Jean Crawford (Bruce, deceased), Cheryl Schnelle (Jeff), Brian Knip (Patty) and Laura Thompson (Harry). Cherished grandfather to Pamela, Jonathan, Jennifer, Amy (David) and Kevin and loving great-grandfather to Hayden, Ella and KC. Brother to Burton Knip (Linda). Preceded in death by his parents Gerald L. and Marie Knip. Jerry was a proud graduate of Purdue University, served in the United States Air Force, married Mary and went to work as an engineer at NASA in Cleveland. He and Mary shared more than 61 wonderful years together before her death in 2017. Jerry enjoyed family, friends and neighbors, retirement, working in the yard, fishing and boating. They broke the mold and there will never be another. Friends may call for a visitation with social distancing on Friday, November 6, 2020 from 10:00am to 11:00am with the service starting at 11:00am at Busch Funeral Home 163 Avon Belden Rd., Avon Lake, OH 44012. Burial to follow at Elmhurst Cemetery. Pastor Jeff Steeber to officiate. 440.933.3202

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163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
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