Richard Thomas Knipper

July 25, 1923August 9, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Boice Funeral Home, Clovis, CA.


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Patricia Falcone

August 23, 2014

Dear Mrs. Knipper and family,

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you in your loss of your husband, your children's father and your grandchildren's grandfather. He did a great deal for the community along with you. Dr. Falcone and I enjoyed being included in events through the years including a huge party at a Fresno restaurant. Remember when we shared slides on Sicily, ate your goodies and your gift of beautiful fruit especially grapefruit through the years? I'll always remember seeing the American flag carefully folded into a triangle and gently placed in a display case along with other military memorabilia in your home. We appreciate how he helped our country--especially school children in Fresno.

Bill & Ada Mazzeo

August 22, 2014

Dear Frances and Family,Our sincere condolences with the passing of Richard.
He always will be lovingly thought of as our "Kraut".

Anna Turnipseed

August 20, 2014

My condolences to Richard's family.
I was a teacher at Roosevelt when Richard returned from the service, and I remember the welcome he received from all the teachers who were praying for his safe return. I thought how good he must feel at the welcome he received. I did not stay at Roosevelt long so did not know him well, but I am happy to have been a part of his reunion with the teachers who had missed him so much.

Diane Smith

August 19, 2014

Richard was a wonderful loving father and husband with a fantastic sense of humor and great artistic talent. I will miss him very much. Love and Peace - your daughter Diane.

Cynthia Kruger

August 19, 2014

So sorry for your loss . . . love and condolences to the family.

August 18, 2014

I know Richard was a dear friend to my mother and father. My father shared many memories about Dick from many years of friendship through Fresno High and many times out on the golf course. I'm sending heartfelt memories along on behalf of my dad. (He lives at Sunrise with his wife) I'm sure my dad would want all of you to know how much your father enriched his years and provided much laughter through the years. A great friend, love, James Condon (Joan Condon Coleman)


August 18, 2014

I'm so sorry for your loss. May the god of comfort be with you in this time of difficulty.

Robert Keefe

August 17, 2014

Dad, You were my golfing buddy, my WWII buddy, and a great father. I will miss you. Love,


Steve Strickland

August 17, 2014

Dick was such a nice guy and a great help to me as a new teacher at Fresno High in 1973. Ever the helpful man to everyone. And quite the artist. Prayers to the family and all who knew this gentle man. Treasure any artwork he completed.

Carol Wilson

August 15, 2014

"Richard I only knew you for a short time and you always put a smile on my face and made me laugh". "I will miss you". "Prayers for your family".