CLEVELAND -- David William Knepp, 44, of Conneaut, passed away peacefully, Friday, September 19, 2014 at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland, Ohio.
He was born May 30, 1970 in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, the son of Ronald and Patricia (Bingaman). Because of his love of God and a desire to serve Him fully, David was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses on May 2, 1987. David graduated from Chief Logan High School in 1988. After graduation, on September 1, 1988, he started his cherished career as a full time volunteer minister, a career that spanned 23 years. He continued his training, graduating from the 32nd class of the Ministerial Training School, in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, in 1997 being willing to serve wherever he was asked. Since that time he served as an Elder in Lewistown, Franklin, and Erie (Bayview) Congregations in Pennsylvania, as well as in Hill City, Kansas.
David married the love of his life, Deborah Chodorski on March 6, 2004, and recently enjoyed their 10th wedding anniversary this year. To support his lifelong passion of studying and teaching the Bible, David owned and operated Knepp's Interiors and was employed as a part time dispatcher by the Graham County (Kansas) Sheriff's Office.
David also loved to learn new things, study the Bible, teach the Bible, bird watch, travel, but most of all he enjoyed the time he got to spend with his family and friends.
Mr. Knepp is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Deborah; parents, Ronald and Patricia Knepp of Lewistown, PA; brother, Donnie (Pam) Knepp and their son Tyson of Penn's Creek, PA; sister, Tammy (Jeff) Barton and their daughter Victoria "Tori" of North Olmstead, OH; his father and mother-in-law, Danny and Susan Chodorski of Monroe Twp.; and grandmother-in-law, Marjorie Emerson of Kingsville.
David was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Paul and Myrtle Knepp, maternal grandparents, Guy and Martha Bingaman; and his grandfather-in-law, Richard Emerson.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 14250 W. Lake Rd., W. Springfield, PA, with Everett Rodrigues, presiding. Inurnment will follow at East Conneaut Cemetery, Furnace Rd., Conneaut, Ohio.
Friends may call on Friday, September 26, 2014 from 3-5 and 6-8, at the Thompson-Smith-Nesbitt Funeral Home, 345 Main St. Conneaut.
Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Thompson-Smith-Nesbitt Funeral Home, 345 Main St. Conneaut, is honored to serve the family.Online guestbook and condolences available at www.thompsonsmithnesbitt.com.