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Brian D. Knupp Veteran
June 17, 2022


Brian D. Knupp, 73, of Indiana, PA, and formerly of Decker’s Point, PA, died Friday, June 17, 2022 at the Indiana Regional Medical Center.

The son of Murray A. and Marion “Mim” (Linder) Knupp, he was born on June 27, 1948 in Indiana, PA.

Brian served for three years in the US Army during Vietnam.

A Christian man of God, Brian was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Clymer, PA.

He wed Mary Louise “Chuckie” (Stonebraker) on October 19, 1968. They had shared over thirty-seven years together when Mary died on April 1, 2006.

A UMWA member, from 1971-1983 Brian was employed by Barnes and Tucker. After the coal mine closed, he worked as the Yellow Creek State Park supervisor of maintenance. In the mid 1980’s Brian went back to school and earned an Associate degree in Maintenance Electricity and Construction Technology from Triangle Tech.

As a self-employed electrical contractor, Brian thoroughly enjoyed his employment opportunities of working for numerous contracting companies. Since 2000, he had put these career experiences to good use in his job as an electrical instructor at multiple facilities. Since 2000, Brian had been employed at State Correctional facilities in Pittsburgh, Cresson and State College, before retiring from the Houtzdale location. He believed in treating his students with great respect.

An outdoorsman and a member of NRA, some of his favorite hobbies were camping, fishing, hunting and trapping. He loved old classic cars; race cars and farm tractors, as well listening to oldies music.

Fondly known as ‘Knupphead,” he had an innate gift for coming up with the best ‘one-liners.’ A gifted conversationalist, Brian enjoyed being with people and having the opportunity to share memories and stories, as well as to create new memories together.

Brian greatly loved his sons, grandkids and family. He loved spending time with them whenever he could.

He is survived by his two sons: Mark Aaron Knupp and wife Brenda of Commodore, PA and Martin Chad Knupp and wife Mandy of Marion Center, PA; three grandchildren: Andrea Sharp and husband Dave; Brooke Knupp and Chad Knupp and his three great grandchildren: Paxton Knupp; Landon Wetzel and Cyrus Knupp-Bash.

Also surviving are his twin brother, Barry Knupp and wife Melanie of Hillsdale, PA; Larry “Fluff” Knupp of Commodore, PA; Becky Knupp of Hillsdale, PA; Denise Yacobucci of Indiana, PA and Patty McGinn of Columbus, OH; his sister-in-law, Nancy Caldwell and husband Rick of Commodore, PA; his brother-in-law, Paul Stonebraker and wife Kathy of Decker’s Point, PA and a number of nieces and nephews.

Brian was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Family and friends will be received from 1-3:00 pm and 6-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd. in Hillsdale, PA, where a 1:00 p.m. funeral service will take place on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Pastor John Sykes will officiate.

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Rairigh Funeral Home
18944 Rte 286 Hwy East
Hillsdale, PA 15746