FORESTVILLE - Cassandra Leeann Knoop, 18, of Center Street, Forestville, formerly of Kennedy, died unexpectedly, Friday, June 6, 2014 in the town of Hanover.
She was born in Springville, on Jan. 25, 1996, the daughter of James D. (Paula) Knoop Sr. of Forestville and Bert (Chrissy A. Baker) DeVlieger Jr. of Kennedy.
Cassandra attended the GA Learning Center in Jamestown, and Forestville Central School, and was scheduled to graduate from both this month. She worked as a crew member for McDonald's in Fredonia and was a member of New Beginnings Baptist Church, Kennedy. Cassandra enjoyed her family, swimming, art, riding horses, writing poetry and loved animals and small children.
Survivors include three brothers: James D. Knoop, Jr., of North Tonawanda, Jordan R. Knoop, of Kennedy, and Jeffrey F. Knoop, of Fredonia; five stepbrothers: Andrew Hooper, Jr., Robert Hooper, Zachary Hooper, Bert (Melissa) DeVlieger III and Joshua DeVlieger; and two stepsisters; Carrie (Demetrius) Daniels and Melissa (Tom) Swartz.
Also surviving are her paternal grandmother, Lois B. Knoop of Amherst; her maternal grandmother, Shirley Baker of Kennedy; grandfather Norbert R. Smith of Forestville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, David C. Knoop; and maternal grandfather, Almond L. Baker Sr.
Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main St., Forestville, on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. from the Forestville Wesleyan Church, Forestville, with the Rev. Bruce M. Ellis, pastor and Rev. Michael Herdzik, pastor of New Beginnings Baptist Church, Kennedy officiating. Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the Lakeshore Humane Society, P.O. Box 12, Fredonia, NY 14063 or to a charity of one's choice.
To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.