Cassandra Knoop

Cassandra Leeann Knoop, 18, of Center Street, Forestville, formerly of Kennedy, died unexpectedly, Friday, June 6, 2014 in the Town of Hanover. She was born in Springville on January 25, 1996, the daughter of James D. (Paula) Knoop, Sr. of Forestville and Bert (Chrissy A. Baker) DeVlieger, Jr., of Kennedy.

Knoop attended the GA Learning Center in James-town & Forestville Central School, and was scheduled to graduate from both this month. She worked as a Crew member for McDonald’s in Fredonia and was a member of New Beginnings Baptist Church Kennedy. Cassandra en-joyed her family, swimming, art, riding horses, writing poetry and loved animals & small children.

Survivors include three brothers, James D. Knoop, Jr., of North Tonawanda, Jordan R. Knoop, of Kennedy, Jeffrey F. Knoop, of Fredonia, five step brothers, Andrew Hooper, Jr., Robert Hooper, Zachary Hooper, Bert (Melissa) DeVlieger, III, Joshua DeVlieger and two step sisters, Carrie (Demetrius) Daniels and Melissa (Tom) Swartz. Also surviving are her paternal grandmother Lois B. Knoop of Amherst, maternal grandmother Shirley Baker of Kennedy and grandfather Norbert R. Smith of Forestville, several aunts, uncles & cousins. She was predeceased by her paternal grandfather David C. Knoop and maternal grandfather Almond L. Baker, Sr.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock from the Forest-ville Wesleyan Church, Forestville, with Rev. Bruce M. Ellis, and Rev. Michael Herdzik, of New Beginnings Baptist Church, Kennedy officiating. Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the Lakeshore Humane Society, PO Box 12, Fredonia, NY 14063 or to the Charity of one’s choice. To post condolences go to the funeral home website.