DOYLESTOWN, PA… Lynda W. Knopf, a loving and cherished wife, mother and grandmother, and longtime resident of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017. She was 75 years old.
Born in Trenton, New Jersey, to loving parents Samuel E. Watov, M.D. and Leona Watov (Gerofsky), to whom she was devoted, Lynda went on to become the beloved wife of 53 years to Ed, the loving mother of Kevin and Kimberlee, and the caring, indulgent and adored Nanny of Chloe, Jacob and Leah.
Lynda was a graduate of Pennsbury High School, class of 1959, where she was a field hockey champion and art editor of the yearbook, and Boston University School of Nursing, class of 1963, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She was proud of her nursing degree and was an R.N. at Princeton Hospital before she married Ed.
After her marriage, Lynda moved with Ed to California for his first Air Force commission and continued her career at a nursing home before exclusively devoting her energy to her husband and children in New Hampshire and then Pennsylvania. While raising her family in Doylestown, Lynda volunteered at Kutz Elementary School, acted as a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts and served on the Board of Directors of Temple Judea, all while attending every school and outside activity of her children. Later, Lynda returned to her nursing career as a pharmaceutical marketing consultant and an office nurse and manager in a local Doylestown physician’s practice before retiring.
Lynda loved her home in Doylestown and resided there for 47 years with Ed, her family and a menagerie of pets. She was an amateur oil painter and a wonderful cook and baker who always made sure her grandchildren knew what was for dessert before any meal. In her retirement she enjoyed spending time with Ed and her family, especially her grandchildren, sitting outside in the gazebo and “surfing the net.”
In addition to her husband, children and grandchildren, Lynda is survived by her brother, Kenneth Watov and his family.
Services and burial were private at Ewing Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are respectfully requested to Doylestown Health (Nursing Scholarship Fund), 595 W. State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901.