Chip Kniffin (1948-2018)

Chip Kniffin

Charles Richard “Chip” Kniffin, 70, a lifelong resident of Cold Spring, died on Dec. 31, 2018.

Born on Feb. 7, 1948, in Cold Spring, he was the son of Carl and Edith (Schickler) Kniffin.

Chip was a retired maintenance supervisor at St. Basil’s in Garrison and a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Cold Spring. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Known for his skills as a handyman, Chip enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers and the University of Wisconsin football teams and especially enjoyed a good Army-Navy game.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Kniffin; his daughter, Donna Tice; and his stepchildren: Anthony Ferrara, Colleen Ferrara, Donna Ferrara and Paulette Ferrara.

He also is survived by his sister, Edythe Christie; his grandchildren Davey and Anne Marie Rivera, Corey and Tyler Swortfiguer; Meghan, Amber and Bethany Ferrara; Cheyene and Trevor DeRonda; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were private. A memorial service is scheduled for April 21 at St. Mary’s.

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