David A. Knoepp

David A. Knoepp

January 19, 1943 ‐ May 06, 2023
David A. Knoepp
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio Resided In: Westlake, Ohio Service: May 27, 2023

DAVID A. KNOEPP (Dave), age 80 passed away Saturday, May 6th.  Beloved husband of Bobbi (nee Acierno), supportive and proud father of David (Lekha) and Bryan (Adrien), beloved grandfather of Hugh, Sofia, Henry, David, and Ben. Brother of Judith Goodman (Len), Lori Thomas, Paul (Jennifer) and Neal Knoepp, uncle and friend to many. Dave attended the University of Toledo after graduating from Lakewood High School in 1961. He served as an Army medic, member of the Ohio National Guard and was a longtime member of the Cleveland advertising community. Dave was President and owner of CFIM, Inc., an industrial advertising agency and was active in Westlake community and school organizations during his 42 years in Westlake. Celebration of Life Service will be at 11:00 on May 27th at Dover Congregational United Church of Christ, 2239 Dover Center Rd., Westlake.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the charity of your choice.

Guest Comments

The Woo Family
San Diego CA

Mr Knoepp’s kind and gentle presence will be really missed. He was always so responsive to variety of senses of humor.
Thank you for your accommodating nature which made everyone always comfortable despite cultural and language differences. Rest in peace, sir!

Downers Grove Friends

Sending our thoughts and prayers to the entire family. We have made a donation to Tunnel to Towers in David’s memory.
From Downers Grove friends- Brzozowskis, Freelys, Mlades, Waszaks, Wiklund’s


Sending our thoughts and prayers to the entire family. We have made a donation to Tunnel to Towers in David’s memory.
From Downers Grove friends- Freelys, Mlades, Waszaks, Wiklund’s

Jay Weaver and family
Olmsted Falls, Ohio

Our deepest condolences to the family during your time of great loss. My fondest memories were of the countless times he genuinely would take the time to talk, and ask about my life. Whether it was at a local gas station, or the back yard hangouts.

David Knoepp
Parts Unknown, near a Taco Bell

Ladies and Gentleman, this guy was a passive giant. Jazz-loving, cigar-toting monster. As time passes, you quickly realize how your worst childhood memories become the most resilient ones. Case in point (sorry Dad), circa 1988, hearing a truck back up at 7:00am to the driveway to unload 20 yards of mulch… then listening to the Indians game on the radio all day, reinforced by a sturdy Mom-provided lunch, those were the best of days. If this is one story, there are a thousand. Dad you are The Man. I miss you so much.

Brandon Good and family
Avon, Ohio

Our deepest condolences. God bless the entire Knoepp family. What a great dad and an excellent role model for young men everywhere.

Durham, NC

Even though there was 9 years separating us, my big brother Dave helped me along the way. Whether it was pulling the wagon for his Cleveland Press route or letting me wash his yellow 1966 Pontiac convertible for some extra change I looked up to him. His advice was always thoughtful. He will be sorely missed.

Jim DiMonte Family
LaGrange, IL

My condolences to the entire Knoepp family. My prayers and thought are with you all.

Downers Grove, Illinois

One of the best grandfathers in world history. It was a blast when we always played scrabble and headbands. Our famous story during headbands, when we told Grandpa that he was alive, and he replied saying, “Am I ketchup?” I will never forget those memories, as they will be in our minds for eternity. We love you Grandpa

dale j hlavin
Westlake, OH

Dave will be sorely missed but eternally remembered as my neighbor, business mentor & partner, golfing & gambling buddy and great friend. He taught me to appreciate pittsburgh rare steak and perfect bourbon manhattens...not to mention his grilled lamb chops...WOW! His dry sense of humor was a delight. Dave was a living example of being a true GENTLEMAN...