Harold C. Knapp
June 26, 1934 – May 11, 2018
CHATHAM – Harold Charles Knapp, Jr. passed away unexpectedly on May 11, 2018. He was the devoted husband of Carol (Sinclair) Knapp for 53 wonderful years. Born in Jamaica Plain, MA he was the son of the late Harold C. Knapp and Julia (Hoerrner) Knapp.
Hal was educated at Dexter, Noble and Greenough, New Prep and Boston University. He served in the army as a helicopter inspector in Germany. He then used his engineering and management skills, leading to a 25 year career at Raytheon, while living in Wellesley, MA.
He was involved in many hobbies and interests including boating and antique cars – building many skills and friendships along the way. Chatham was his chosen idyllic retirement home.
He loved being an “Uncle” to Carol’s nieces and nephews and his friends’ children. His idea of a perfect day was taking family and friends for a ride on his boat followed by a trip for ice cream in an antique car. He loved God, country and flag.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his closest cousin Marna D. Peters and children, and cousins Peter and Charles Knapp and children. He was predeceased by his dear sister June A. Zenke, cousins George Blessing and Richard Knapp and son David.
Hal was a member of Monomoy Yacht Club, Chatham Men’s Club, several car clubs including the Cape Cod Model A Club.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 21st at 11 AM at the First Congregational Church of Chatham, 650 Main Street, Chatham. Reception will follow. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift may be made in Hal’s memory to the First Congregational Church, or to the American Stroke Association at strokeassociation.org, or to the Chatham Fire and Rescue, 135 Depot Road, Chatham, MA 02633.
For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com
- Memorial Service Monday, May 21, 2018
Harold C. Knapp
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May 19, 2018
Hi Carol, we are so sorry for your loss. I just saw Hal at our Model A auction and we all experienced his generosity to our club. I'm sure he will be missed by all in our club but not as much as you after 53 years with him as a companion.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you now,
Paul and Mary Lou April