Alvin Butler Knopp
May 24, 1919 – October 1, 2015
Alvin “Butler” Knopp, 96, of Deale passed away October 1, 2015 in Edgewater. He was born May 24, 1919 in Deale to George and Ellen (Collins) Knopp. Butler was raised in Deale, where he attended the two room school house. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on October 3, 1941 and was honorably discharged September 24, 1945 as Corporal Patrolman Guard. While in the military, he served in Northern Ireland during World War II on the Special Guard Battalion as Corporal. Alvin married Doris Genevieve Bowen on October 27, 1945 and they made their home in Deale. He was employed as a waterman in the oystering months. He was primarily a painter working at Hartge’s Boatyard in Galesville and Shady Side Boatyard, until retiring in 1981. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited, the Deale Historical Society, and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. In his leisure time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, duck carving and was baseball fan.
Alvin is survived by his wife Doris G. Knopp and sons Alvin Ray Knopp and wife Brenda and George Wayne Knopp, all of Deale. Also surviving are grandchildren Renee and James R.” Jayme” Knopp, great-grandchildren Shane and Brendan Ronan and Ronnie and Travis Knopp. He was preceded in death by nine siblings, Raymond, Frank, and Alfred Knopp, Marjorie Revell, Katie Randall, Lucille Lewis, Dorothy Stelljies, Macy Belle and Mary Emma Knopp.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015