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Gene Knapp

Obituary of Gene E. Knapp


SPENCERPORT: Gene, age 96, died at home on November 22, 2021. She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Frank Knapp. She is survived by her 4 children, Peter (Leslie), Gail Florence (Al), Becky Johnson (Norm), and Kathy Gissin (Dave-deceased). Gene has 13 grandchildren, Leah Peterson (Jeff), Emily Miller (Rich), Jason Florence (Kim), Sabra Florence (Derek), Sarah Florence, Rebecca Florence (Ricardo), Ben Florence, Jackie Smith (Steve-deceased), Nathan Johnson (Laurie), Peter Johnson (Alicia), Sonia Hennelly (Shaun), Jacob Gissin (Megan) and Zach Gissin (Evin). In addition, she has 20 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She has one surviving brother, Dick Webster (Selma), and a sister-in-law, Leah Taylor (Carroll-deceased). Gene was born in Jamestown, NY. She attended Roberts Wesleyan College and was a charter member of the Spencerport Wesleyan Church. She retired as the main office school secretary from the Spencerport Bernabi School, a job she loved. She was an outstanding cook and winner of several regional baking contests. She was an avid reader and supporter of the Ogden Farmers’ Library.

A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held in the spring.  Donations to honor her memory may be made to the Spencerport Wesleyan Church or the Ogden Farmers’ Library.



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