OBITUARY

Christopher Knittle

February 16, 1994August 4, 2018
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Daniel Christopher Knittle, of Marblehead, MA, passed away unexpectedly and much too young, at the age of 24, in the early morning hours of Saturday, August 4, 2018. He was born in Boston on February 16, 1994. Chris had a beautiful smile, a kind heart, and a sensitive soul. He had endless energy and loved adventure. He was happiest when painting and drawing, skateboarding on a perfect summer day, diving off the highest rock into cool water, or snowboarding on snow-covered mountains.

Chris was a graduate of Marblehead High School class of 2012. He played lacrosse, football, youth soccer, and baseball. Chris was a talented and gifted artist who painted and drew constantly, and his original mural work is located inside many North Shore businesses. He was excited to receive an invitation to paint at Art Basel in Miami and was proud to participate in the creation of a memorable wall.

Chris is survived by his loving family, his parents Mimi and Marc Knittle, his brother Brad, and his sister Emma all of Marblehead, MA. He will be deeply missed by his grandparents, Jean and Marshall Davis of Plymouth, MA and Joyce Knittle of Williamsport, PA; as well as his aunts and uncles, Janine and Garrick Connelly of Barrington, RI; Tammy and Mark Bevan of Cary, NC; Barbara and Frank Morrone and Lois and Tony Greico of Williamsport, PA; and Nancy and Howard Sawhill of Chapel Hill, NC; as well as many loving cousins. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Dr. Galal Ahmed of Pompano Beach, FL.

Most of all, Chris loved spending time with his family and friends, enjoying life, smiling, having fun, and making people laugh. In his passing, perhaps he has found the Anser and we will join him, in time, in eternal peace.

Visiting hours will be held at Eustis and Cornell of Marblehead, 142 Elm Street on Thursday, August 9 from 4-8PM. Funeral services for Chris will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Chris’ name to The Family Restored, a support service and scholarship fund dedicated to providing assistance for families to get their loved ones the help they need.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 9, 2018
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Marti Cunnion

August 7, 2018

I am sorry to hear of your loss.I know he was a wonderful young man and a wonderful son.He will be greatly missed by his loving and supportive family.Know that Christopher and you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Suzanna ROUSSOPOULOS

August 7, 2018

We are never fully prepared to say good bye to a loved one, especially a son just starting his own journey in life. May you find strength in family and friends during this difficult time. The happy memories of his life will always be alive in the hearts of everyone he touched in his short life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Suzanna and John

Caryn and Skip Powers

August 7, 2018

Dear Mimi, Marc, Brad and Emma,
Although we have not seen Christopher since he was a young child we remember that beautiful smile and his energy. We are so very sad hearing of your loss....we once had a friend tell us that our memories become the pillows of our lives. We are certain that you and your friends and family have so many of those beautiful memories to share. May God embrace you all and bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time....we love you all.. Caryn and Skip xxoo

Janet Bach

August 6, 2018

I feel so fortunate to have known and worked with Chris at the Bell School. He was so talented and bright, with an infectious smile! I also got to witness a very sensitive, caring side of Chris. He always devoted more than 100% effort when I worked with him. I am heartbroken to learn of his passing, at such a young age. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends who dearly loved him, and are faced with this unimaginable loss!

Elizabeth Musso

August 6, 2018

Mimi, Marc, Brad, and Emma, I don’t have the words to express my sorrow at Chris’s passing. I am imagining the pain that you all must be in and pray that you will find some peace in the coming days. I didn’t know Chris, but hearing the the beautiful things that friends posted online about him has drawn a portrait of a very special man. I am sure you all will carry this wonderful guy in your hearts. I am sorry we can’t be there with you all on Thursday but we will be there in spirit and praying for all of you. Elizabeth, Tony, and Izzy Musso

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Biography

Daniel Christopher Knittle, of Marblehead, MA, passed away unexpectedly and much too young, at the age of 24, in the early morning hours of Saturday, August 4, 2018. He was born in Boston on February 16, 1994. Chris had a beautiful smile, a kind heart, and a sensitive soul. He had endless energy and loved adventure. He was happiest when painting and drawing, skateboarding on a perfect summer day, diving off the highest rock into cool water, or snowboarding on snow-covered mountains.

Chris was a graduate of Marblehead High School class of 2012. He played lacrosse, football, youth soccer, and baseball. Chris was a talented and gifted artist who painted and drew constantly, and his original mural work is located inside many North Shore businesses. He was excited to receive an invitation to paint at Art Basel in Miami and was proud to participate in the creation of a memorable wall.

Chris is survived by his loving family, his parents Mimi and Marc Knittle, his brother Brad, and his sister Emma all of Marblehead, MA. He will be deeply missed by his grandparents, Jean and Marshall Davis of Plymouth, MA and Joyce Knittle of Williamsport, PA; as well as his aunts and uncles, Janine and Garrick Connelly of Barrington, RI; Tammy and Mark Bevan of Cary, NC; Barbara and Frank Morrone and Lois and Tony Greico of Williamsport, PA; and Nancy and Howard Sawhill of Chapel Hill, NC; as well as many loving cousins. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Dr. Galal Ahmed of Pompano Beach, FL.

Most of all, Chris loved spending time with his family and friends, enjoying life, smiling, having fun, and making people laugh. In his passing, perhaps he has found the Anser and we will join him, in time, in eternal peace.

Visiting hours will be held at Eustis and Cornell of Marblehead, 142 Elm Street on Thursday, August 9 from 4-8PM. Funeral services for Chris will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Chris’ name to The Family Restored, a support service and scholarship fund dedicated to providing assistance for families to get their loved ones the help they need.