Issue Date: August 7, 2017
Obituary: Charles P. Knop
Charles P. Knop, 89, died on May 21 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
“Dad was a great husband and father first, but science, especially chemistry, was always a love. He spent much of his last 20 years visiting schools and putting on demonstrations. At family reunions, we were entertained with various demonstrations. While cleaning out his home where he died two days short of his 90th birthday, we found an entire laboratory setup in his basement. He was still conducting experiments and perfecting his craft as a presenter of the wonders of chemistry.”—Maria Weber, daughter
Most recent title: professor of chemistry and chair of the chemistry department, Grand Valley State University
Education: B.S., mathematics, Aquinas College, 1952; Ph.D., inorganic chemistry, Michigan State University, 1958
Survivors: daughters, Jeanne Pritula, Maria Weber, Mary Margaret Utess, Mary Catherine McNamara, Maureen Hoogerhyde, and Rose Mary Worm; sons, Anthony, Joseph, and Martin; 31 grandchildren
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