Obituary: Peter Knapp (1949-2017)

Peter Knapp

Peter B. Knapp, 67, formerly a longtime resident of Nelsonville and Cold Spring, died suddenly on June 14, 2017, at his home in Fishkill.

He was born in Cold Spring on Aug. 22, 1949, the son of Douglas G. and Jane (Garrison) Knapp. He attended local schools and was a longtime member of the Nelsonville Fire Department and during the 1970s served as a police officer for the Village of Nelsonville.

On July 8, 1973, he married Mary Jo Budney at Our Lady of Loretto in Cold Spring. In 1987 they opened Pete’s Hometown Grocery in Nelsonville, which they owned and operated together until 2014. For the last few years, Pete had been working as a greeter at Sam’s Club in Fishkill.

He is survived by his daughter Aileen Croft (Roger) of Clarksville, Tennessee; and his brother, Thomas Knapp (Deirdre) of Cold Spring. His wife Mary Jo died in 2014.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on June 19 at Cold Spring Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Church, 216 Main St., Cold Spring, NY 10516.

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