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Lillian Dorothy Knapp

September 30, 1936 — June 13, 2023

(Ocala, FL/Holley) Lillian “Dorothy” Knapp passed away June 14 at age 86, leaving behind her husband: Orren Van Orden and siblings: Beverly Wetzel and Harold (Debbie) Park, her children: Kathryn Q. (Wayne) Snell, Karen L. Burkhertzmeyer and Robert A. Knapp, Jr.

She was predeceased by her first husband: Robert A. Knapp, Sr., a daughter: Beverly Donnan as well as siblings: Wayland “Topper” Park, Janet Applegate and Lois Perry.

She was a life-long resident of the Holley, Clarendon, and Brockport area. After raising her children, she earned a Master's Degree in Special Education while attending Nazareth and Brockport State Universities. She taught at St. Mary’s School in Holley and in later years served as a substitute teacher in Holley, Kendall and Byron-Bergen Schools. Showing her love for her children, she volunteered at a Christian boys and girls youth camp in the summer and when in Florida, at the Good New Club at Oakcrest Elementary School in Ocala.

A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your favorite charity.

Dorothy’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home of Holley. To share a special memory of Dorothy, please visit:

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