George Knapp

George W. Knapp, 84, of Walnut Street, Forestville, died April 19, 2014 at TLC/HN-Lake Shore Hospital, Irving, following a short illness. He was born in the village of Forestville, on July 18, 1929, the son of the late C. Warren and Gertrude (Strickland) Knapp, Sr.

Knapp was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1947 and worked as a supervisor for the Ford Stamping Plant, Buffalo, for 30 years, retiring in 1981. He was a member of the Forestville Village Board from 1964-1973, was mayor of the village of Forestville from

1969-1973, was president of the Chautauqua County Mayor’s Association in 1973, was an exempt member of the Forestville Fire Department and was secretary/treasurer of the Forestville Pioneer Cemetery Association from 1969-2012. Knapp enjoyed gardening, the stock market, sports and traveling. Survivors include a son, George W. Knapp, III, of Forestville; two daughters, Barbara A. Knapp, of Buffalo; and Sandra L. Daminski, of Seguin, TX. Also surviving are seven grand- children, three great grand- children and many nieces

and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Melba M. (Ruper) Knapp, whom he married on October 4, 1952 in

North East, Pennsylvania and who died October 18, 2004; by an infant son Donald Knapp, who died in 1954; by an infant daughter Cindy Knapp, who died in 1958; and by a brother C. Warren Knapp, Jr.There will be no visitation observed. Private Graveside Services will be

at the convenience of family in Pioneer Cemetery,Forestville. The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Forestville Fire

Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, Chestnut Street, Forestville, NY 14062. Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home,

Forestville. Condolences may be posted on the Riles& Woolley Funeral Home website.