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James E. Knapp

KENT — James E. Knapp, 66, of Maple Street in Kent passed away Oct. 17, 2011. He was born Oct. 2, 1945, in Waterbury, Conn., a son of the late Marion (Winters) and Theodore Ambrose Knapp Sr. He worked in Kent at his father’s store, The Kent Milk Bar and at the Kent Pharmacy. He also worked at the Lake-ville Food Center, Baird’s Store, Yutzler’s Store, Ellsworth Hill Farm and Gold Shield Security.He served in the U. S. Army from October 1968 to November 1970. He was a former member of the Kent Grange. He was a member of the Salisbury Band with his family. He enjoyed dancing, cooking, playing cards and playing horseshoes. He also was a sports fan.He is survived by his wife, Carol (Hermann) Knapp of Vero Beach, Fla.; his son, Robert James Knapp of Vero Beach; his daughter, Catherine (Knapp) Aakjar, and granddaughter, Megan Rose Aakjar, of North Canaan; his brothers, Theodore A. Knapp Jr. of Manteca, Calif., and Richard Knapp of North Canaan; his sisters, Joan Scully of Thomaston, Conn., Edith Ackerman of Kent, Janice Barbieri of Upatoi, Ga., and Linda DeLong of Goshen; and many nieces and nephews.He was predeceased by his brothers, Robert and George Knapp. There will be a memorial service at United Church of Christ in Cornwall on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 1p.m.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cornwall Rescue Squad, PO Box 180, West Cornwall, CT 06796. Arrangements are under the care of the Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon.

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