Charles F. Knapp

Fund Type: Memorial Donations

St. Clairsville, OH

Fundraiser ends on May 10, 2018

In loving memory of Charles F. Knapp. Please consider making memorial contributions to the St. John Catholic Church.

Charles F. Knapp passed away on April 8, 2018.  

Charles graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1941. In WW II, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in March of 1942 and served as a Staff Sergeant in field artillery. He was in Saipan for two months and in the battle of Okinawa. Charles was discharged in March of 1946 at Fort Lawton, Washington. He married Mary Evelyn Link in June of 1947.

Charles did undergraduate work at Georgetown University, Washington, DC while in the Army. He graduated from The Ohio State University, School of Law in December of 1949. He began the practice of law in 1950. He was Chief Counsel for the Department of Highways in Division 11 from 1950 to 1963, was the assistant Attorney General in the State of Ohio from 1963 to 1964, and assistant prosecuting attorney in Belmont County from 1965 to 1977.
Charles was instrumental in creating the first three water and sewer districts in Belmont County, York township water authority in Jefferson County, Lee township water authority in Monroe County, Tri-county water authority in Belmont, Jefferson and Harrison County, and the sewer authority for Brookside, Bridgeport, Bellaire and Martins Ferry. He was Common Pleas Court Judge from 1985 to 1997 and traveling assignment Judge from 1997 to 2002.
Charles was President of the Eastern Ohio Regional Wastewater Authority from 1960 to 1985. He served as past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, member of the Bridgeport Eagles, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, member of the Ohio Bar Association and past president of the Belmont County Bar Association.

To honor his life the family wishes memorial contributions be made to St. John Catholic Church.  We thank you in advance for all your support during this difficult time.

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