Helen K. Knopf, homemaker, guild assistant

February 13
Helen K. Knopf
homemaker, guild assistant

Helen K. Knopf, a Cleveland Park homemaker and a former assistant for the old Guild for Religious Architecture, died Jan. 27 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. She was 102 and a Washington resident.

She had respiratory failure and pneumonia, said a daughter, Barbara Gardner.

Helen Kebabian was born in New Haven, Conn., where her father ran an Oriental rug store. She graduated from Smith College in Northampton, Mass., in 1933 and moved to Washington in 1948.

She was a part-time assistant for the Guild for Religious Architecture in the late 1960s.

She was a past member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Washington.

Her husband of 29 years, George Knopf, died in 1965. Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Gardner of McLean, Va., Marjorie Carr of Philadelphia and Susan McPeck of Marion, Mass.; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

— Megan McDonough

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