The memorial service for Rep. Gary Knopp, who died in a midair plane collision last Friday, is set for noon, Saturday, Aug. 8, in Soldotna at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish. The event is open to the public but space and seating will be limited due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Overflow seating will be available in the Fireweed Hall and O’Neill Hall with funeral live-streamed on monitors. Attendees are asked to wear face masks and practice social distancing.
A reception will follow immediately after at Hutchings Auto Spa, 44110 Sterling Highway. Food will not be provided due to the pandemic, but the Hearth Eatery food truck will be present for food purchases.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the church in Knopp’s name. Condolences may be sent to Helen Knopp, 50465 Patrick Drive, Kenai, Alaska 99611.