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Blake E. Knapp, 69

December 17, 2010

Blake E. Knapp, 69, Brookville, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born Jan. 28, 1941, in Cooksburg, a son of the late Meade and Elva (Sharp) Knapp.

Mr. Knapp was engaged to be married to Boots Ovenshire.

He worked as a heavy equipment operator for 33 years at PennDOT and was a member of the Brookville Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Knapp was a retiree from Union Treasury of Indiana/PennDOT, the treasurer of the Heath Township Sportsman Club and a member of the F.O.E. No. 983 in Brookville.

He was an avid outdoorsman and loved his grandchildren.

Surviving relatives include a daughter, Brenda Knapp of Kersey; a son, Thomas Knapp of DuBois; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Edward Knapp.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at the McKinney Funeral Home, Brookville.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at the funeral home with the Rev. Timothy McConville officiating.

Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery in Rose Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Brookville Presbyterian Church, White and Main Streets, Brookville, Pa., 15825.

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