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Henry Adams Knapp

March 1, 1932 ~ March 7, 2021 (age 89)


Henry Adams Knapp, 89, of Houston, formerly Tuscon, AZ died Sunday, March 7, 2021 with his family at his side.

He was born March 1, 1932 in Newburyport, MA, a son of Harold A. and Emma C. Paulsen Knapp.

Mr. Knapp was a 1950 graduate of Bridgton Academy in N. Bridgton, ME and graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Forestry in 1954.

Following his college graduation, he entered the service where he served with the US Army as a high-speed radio operator from 1954 to 1956. 

After his service, he worked for the US Forest Service in the New Mexico and Arizona regions.  In 1970, he received his degree in Accounting from the University of Arizona and built his own CPA practice, Knapp and Associates, where he continued to work until his retiring and selling the firm in 2010. 

He was a founding member of the Arizona Society of Practicing Accountants, a 50 year member and Past Master of Marion McDaniel Lodge #56 F&AM and a member of the Christ the King Episcopal Church in Tucson, AZ.

After moving to live with family in Houston, PA, he became a member of the Trinity Church in Washington. 

Henry was a prolific reader and enjoyed long walks.  Many saw him as a humble and gentle soul, kind, quiet and deeply reflective with a good sense of humor.

Surviving are a daughter, Emma Mobley and her husband Anton, with whom he made his home in Houston; five grandchildren, Anton “AJ” Mobley (Ashley) of Duluth, GA, Mary Bosiljevac (Jake) of Bridgeville, Rebecca Petrany (Stephen) of Arlington, VA, Laura Newman (Andrew) of Canonsburg and Victoria Mobley of Houston; six great grandchildren; three nephews, Gunnar Knapp and Tom and Peter Bull; three nieces, Christine Soderling, Susan Riley and Kristina Schwarz; and a sister in law, Barbara Knapp.

Deceased are a brother, Harold Knapp; a sister Barbara Bull[RM1]  and her husband Wilbur; and a niece Emilie Crown.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in the Trinity Church, 550 S. Main Street, Washington, PA 15301, followed by interment with military rites in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

Arrangements entrusted to the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, Owner/Supervisor, 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA 15342.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Trinity Church.


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Memorial Service
March 17, 2021

10:30 AM
Trinity Church
550 S. Main Street
Washington, PA 15301

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