Philip "Flip" Knopp, age 63 of Dayton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton. He was born on December 2, 1957 in Dayton, Ohio.
The youngest in a family of nine children, Philip passed away after a long battle with liver cancer and other lingering health issues. Though we are devastated in our sorrow, it is comforting to know he is again reunited with our Mom and Dad as well as many other cherished family members.
Philip was a devoted son and father, a caring brother and a loyal friend. A lifelong Dayton resident and a graduate of Colonel White High School, he enjoyed fishing, bowling, golfing and was an avid fan of his beloved Bengals, Dayton Flyers and Cincinnati Reds.
Early in his career, Philip worked for the Dayton Daily News in the Fleet and Transportation Department. He later was employed by Motion Industries as a Warehouse Manager, and in the capacity of Parts Crib Customer Service at various local industrial tool shops. He was Production Team Member for DMAX, Ltd., before joining Caterpillar, Inc. as a Warehouse Team Member.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Leo Knopp, Sr. and his mother, Mary Beatrice (Lyvers) Knopp, his niece, Autumn Gayle Knopp and brother-in-law, James McKay Hite.
He is survived by his son, Robin Andrew Maynard, daughter-in-law, Tiffanie Maynard, and his beautiful and much-loved granddaughter, Ava Marie.
Additionally, he is survived - and will always be remembered and greatly missed - by his eight siblings — Elizabeth Jean (Knopp) Schenfield and Jim; Mary Lora (Knopp) Smith and Phil; Anna Faye (Knopp) Ryan and Bob; Daniel Wayne Knopp and Bonnie; Susan Marie (Knopp) Hite; Lawrence Leo Knopp, Jr. and Debbie; Mary Paula (Knopp) Rainwater and David; Margaret Aileen (Knopp) Sobey and Doug, his dearest aunt, Joyce Hornback, and dozens of devoted nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of his life is planned for the Spring of 2022.
Our family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the kind, caring ICU team at Kettering Memorial Health Center and will always be grateful for the empathy and concern exhibited during his stay, particularly by his devoted nurses, Kate, Zach, Blake, David, Ryan, Haley and Denzel.
And, we are forever indebted to the many warm, dedicated and kind-hearted angels at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton who stepped up to the plate and stood by Philip in his final hours, treating him with as much care, understanding and compassion as they would afford a member of their own family.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial gifts may be made in his honor to Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton at 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420.
Please share memories and condolences at www.swartfuneralhome.com. Expressions of Sympathy, Love, and Thinking of You cards may be sent to The Family of Mr. Philip “Flip” Knopp, C/O Swart Funeral Home, 207 E. Central Ave., West Carrollton, Ohio 45449.
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