Charles " Chip" Richard Kniffin

February 7, 1948 ~ December 31, 2018 (age 70)

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Charles Richard Kniffin “ Chip” a lifelong resident of Cold Spring passed away suddenly on December 31, 2018.  He was 70.

Born on February 7, 1948 in Cold Spring to the late Carl Francis and Edith Louise Schickler Kniffin.

Chip was a retired Maintenance Supervisor at St. Basil’s in Garrison for many years. He was a member of St. Mary’s in the Highland’s Church.  Chip proudly served his country during Vietnam in the United States Army.   

Chip was a handyman as his neighbors would call him.  He was a typical blue collar worker who worked hard to provide for his family.  He enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin College Football and especially enjoyed a good Army-Navy game. 

He is survived by his wife Carolyn Kniffin, Daughter Donna Tice, Step Children Anthony Ferrara, Colleen Ferrara, Donna Ferrara, and Paulette Ferrara.  His Sister Edythe Christie and grandchildren Davey and Anne Marie Rivera, Corey and Tyler Swortfiguer, Meghan, Amber and Bethany Ferrara, Cheyene and Trevor DeRonda and 4 great grandchildren.

Chip was predeceased by his brothers Carl, Frank and Gary. 

At Chip’s request private funeral services will take place. 

A Memorial Service at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on April 21, 2019 with a time to be announced


In  Lieu of flowers please make donations in Chip's name  to 

The Episcopal Church of St Mary in the Highlands
1 Chestnut Street
Cold Spring, New York 10516

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Clinton Funeral Home- Cold Spring.

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Private Services


St. Mary's Episcopal Church
1 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring NY 10516

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