We want your news! Send us: News release |Letter to the Editor | Share a picture | Newborn | Birthday | Engagement | Wedding | Other Milestone
Today








Neil James (Jim) Knopp

OSWEGO, NY – Neil James (Jim) Knopp, died Friday evening Nov. 9, 2012, at Oswego Hospital, the result of complications following heart surgery.

Born in Oswego August 8, 1929, he was the son of the late William A. and Catherine (McBride) Knopp.

Neil James (Jim) Knopp

Neil James (Jim) Knopp

Neil retired from Oswego Hospital after 25 years in the Engineering Department. He also operated Knopp Refrigeration for more than 50 years. He learned the refrigeration trade by means of the G.I. Bill.

He was a US Army veteran, having served his country for more than six years.

He was a member of the U.S. Constabulary, which patrolled and policed Germany after World War II. He obtained the rank of Staff Sergeant. Upon a reenlistment physical he was diagnosed with tuberculosis and evacuated to Valley Forge Army Hospital, Pa., where he spent two years.

He met his future wife there, also a member of the military. He lovingly called her “Sarge” and joked that after their marriage she got a Battle Field Commission and was promoted to Company Commander.

Neil was a life member of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) and the Instrument Society of America (ISA). He was also life member and past Commander of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of VFW Post 2320. He was a member of the American Legion Post 268, Oswego City’s Veterans Council as well as a member of the National Constabulary Association, which he and other helped start. He was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Marlene (Denbrock) Knopp; and his three children, in whom he took great pride, Dr. Michael A. Knopp of Presque Isle, Maine, Karen E. Knopp of Oswego, Mark D. (Joy) Knopp of Oswego; five grandchildren, Brent (Jacqui) Farrell of Syracuse, Andrea E. Farrell of Rochester, Margaret A. Knopp of Auburn, Emily A. Knopp of Oswego, Katherine E. Knopp of Oswego; and one great-grandchild Abel James Eby of Oswego. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including Lauri Knapp of Oswego, Cathy Dwyer of Syracuse and Joni Walsh of Syracuse.

He was predeceased by eight siblings, Margaret Knopp, Elizabeth Pospesel, Frances Dwyer, Dorothy Muldoon, Robert, Harry, John Knopp and William Knopp.

Funeral services will be 8:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. in St. Paul’s Church.

Burial will be in Rural Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Monday 3-6 p.m. at the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to Oswego Health, 110 W. Sixth St., Oswego, Oswego City Veteran’s Council, City Hall, or St. Paul’s Catholic Church East Fifth Street, Oswego, 13126

Print This Post Print This Post

One thought on “Neil James (Jim) Knopp

  1. My condolences to Mark and the family . It was a pleasure getting to know him a little as he helped get my coolers working.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 

Search Our Archives:

More EEE Found In Oswego County; More Aerial Spraying Planned

The Oswego County Health Department reported today that the Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus has been found in several more mosquito samples collected in the towns of West Monroe and Hastings during routine testing conducted by the county and state health departments. The county health department plans to conduct aerial spraying Saturday evening, Aug. 30, between 6 and 9 p.m. in the Big Bay/ Toad Harbor Swamp area.

Continue reading


BOCES unveils name change to Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation

As part of a rebranding effort and in conjunction with a nearly completed campus renovation project, Oswego County BOCES has announced a change to its name, becoming the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation. According to CiTi District Superintendent Christopher Todd, the change reflects the organization’s commitment to meeting the ever?changing needs of its educational partners while embracing innovation and creativity.

Continue reading


‘Classic Moments’ Countdown: #4 Warren Coniam Wins Second Classic Driving for Joe Magari – 1987 International Classic

With 4 days remaining until the International Classic, the countdown continues with No. 4, recapping Warren Coniam’s second International Classic win, this time driving for Joe Magari in 1987. A few weeks prior to the ’87 Classic, Coniam did not even have a ride. The Canadian Classic winner had parted ways with car owner Clyde Booth earlier in the season and hooked up with car owner Magari just prior to the Classic.

Continue reading


Fans Sponsor Inaugural Budweiser International Classic Supermodified Take it Off Bonus

A set of Oswego Speedway and Supermodified race fans have banded together to post the inaugural Budweiser International Classic Supermodified “Take it Off Bonus.” The “Take it Off Bonus,” initiated by long-time Speedway and Supermodified supporter Dennis Bivens, will provide a $500 prize to a driver that takes the same Supermodified to a top ten finish in the winged Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals on August 30 and the non-wing Budweiser International Classic 200 on August 31.

Continue reading


Gioia, Simmons Lead Budweiser Classic Week Tuesday Testing

A total of 10 race cars clocked official times during Tuesday night’s Budweiser Classic Week test session at Oswego Speedway with Stephen Gioia III and Jason Simmons topping the charts in Supermodified and Small Block Super hot laps. Gioia was sporting a new engine in the No. 9, owned by former Oswego Speedway Supermodfied car owner Ed LaPrade. Struggling with low horsepower all season long, the Gioia team struck a deal to run the LaPrade engine just before the richest and most prestigious Supermodified race in the world.

Continue reading



v3_2014_64