Ctr. Ossipee, NH
Richard A Knapp 89, of Center Ossipee NH, passed away at Huggins Hospital on Monday June 14, 2021.
Richard was born in Wolfeboro April 18, 1932 to George (Bob) and Leda Knapp. Richard was a true native, living his whole life in Center Ossipee. He attended Ossipee Central School/ High School. He was employed by N.H. Fish and Game, working at the Sumner Brook Station in Ossipee and later the Powder Mills Fishery in New Durham from 1948 to 1986. Then he continued to work for N.H. State Highway, Tuftonboro until his retirement in 1994.
In his younger years he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his father and brother-in-law Bob Davis. Also Logging, farming and boiling maple syrup. Later he had a woodworking shop in the barn, where he spent hours building many items and he continued to garden in and outside his home.
Richard was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Carmen (Davis Knapp) in 2005, and his son Robert (Bob) Knapp in 1988. He is survived by his daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Keyes and husband William of Tuftonboro, New Hampshire and there daugther-in-law Kathy Knapp Davis of Moultonborough, NH. He will be extremely missed by his five grandchildren, Brian Keyes and wife Dawn of Center Ossipee, NH, Scott Knapp of Bristol, NH, Todd Keyes and wife Nicole of Center Ossipee, NH Amanda Keyes of Center Tuftonboro, NH and Michelle Tarbox and husband Casey of W Newfield, Maine. He also leaves behind his 9 great grandchildren Savannah, Raelyn, PJ, Brody, Lily, Tyler, Grace, Ravine, and River. His sister Shirley Scott and husband Edmund of Florida. His Brother-in-Law Gordon Lang, predeceased Sister-in-law Eleanor Lang, and Brother in-law Robert Davis and his wife Bea; Cousins Joanne and Ronald Edwards, Brenda Emerson, James Burnham, Pam and Roy Shannon, and Brayton Eldridge; Nieces Janice Grace, Kathy McCabe, Debbie Crowther, Maureen Kermode and Jayne Flynn; Nephews Jeff Scott, Dean Davis, Rick Davis and predeceased by Randy Davis and Jason Scott. Lastly he will be dearly missed by great friends Patty Hayford, and Ed Tillinghast.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the “The Inland Fishery Stocking Program” New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301. Thank you!
Burial will be Thursday June 17th, at 2:00 pm at the Grant Hill Cemetery, Center Ossipee NH.
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