Nim John E. Knipschild

Age: 57
Born: April 15, 1959
Died: April 02, 2017

Obituary

Nim John E. Knipschild

John passed away on April 2, 2017 at the age of 57. Beloved son of the late Robert L. & Patricia A. O'Connor Knipschild, survived by his wife Jennette and daughter Jennette "Taz", and brother to Abby Weber (Mark Daubert), Amy Flores (Juan), Jill Harsch and Sarah Hoctor (John) and many nieces and nephews. Born in Madison, WI, raised in Cincinnati, OH and a long time Clifton resident.

In 1973, John started his martial arts journey. Becoming a lifelong member of the National Black Belt Karate Association (NBBKA) and a Tang Soo Do Grand Master Instructor. He was highly respected in the martial arts community and opened his heart and mentored students of all backgrounds, abilities and ages who were seeking their own martial arts journey. He was an example of a "true master" of the art.

Employed at Good Samaritan Hospital since 1979. John was a chemo prep specialist at the TriHealth Cancer Institute, known to all as "Chemo Boy". He performed his job with grace and an abundance of love. In return, he was loved by his patients, team mates, and all of the TriHealth community. John was an example of a shining star and has left a legacy that will live on.

John was admired by many for his outgoing, cheerful disposition and for his sense of humor. He always wore a smile and had a positive message for everyone he encountered.

Visitation will be 10-12PM at the Spring Grove Funeral Home, 4389 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223, service at 12PM on Saturday, April 8, 2017.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation Cancer Care in memory of John Knipschild. http://www.trihealth.com/foundations/good-samaritan-hospital-foundation/donate/

Visitation

Location: Spring Grove Funeral Homes
Date: Saturday, April 08, 2017
Time: 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Additional Info: 4389 Spring Grove Avenue

Memorial Service

Location: Spring Grove Funeral Homes
Date: Saturday, April 08, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Additional Info: 4389 Spring Grove Ave.

Interment

Location: Spring Grove Cemetery
Date: Saturday, April 08, 2017
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Nim John E. Knipschild

Age: 57
Born: April 15, 1959
Died: April 02, 2017
  • Christy Hull
    Relationship: Sister from another

    John was such a good soul. He always made me laugh. He took such pride in being a oncology chemo technician. So many patients loved him. I loved him. We had such a great friendship. I loved hearing his stories. My heart hurts from missing him. I don't know how many times in the last few days I have picked up my phone to text him to see how he was feeling. Love you

  • Cynthia Grissom
    Relationship: Friend

    I have been at Trihealth 35yrs and that is how long I have been knowing John always spoke to me no matter where he was.Now I keep looking at a door he would run up the stairs stop and speak and wave as he came by my desk, everytime that door opens now I am still looking for him to come threw and holler my name and a wave I miss him already. One thing I want to leave with the family to find comfort open up God's word at Rev 21:3,4 that is a promise that God gave to us and I hold on to this when I lose a family member or a Friend like John.

  • Freddie Dace
    Relationship: Martial Arts Brother

    I have not known many men in my 60yrs on earth like John Knipschild. He was a true gentleman. A true friend to all who knew him.John was indeed a technician in the Martial Arts. He always wanted to know why this would or would not work. I have fond memories of John in my heart which will live in me till I depart this earth. He was special. I have tremendous Love and respect for John Knipschild.......Rest in Peace my Brother....God Bless your soul......Your Friend......Freddie

  • Anthony/Norene Price
    Relationship: Martial Arts Brother

    I will Miss My Friend that I have known over 43 Years of my 46 Years in the Martial Arts Words cannot describe how I feel I had just talk to him over a month ago I will miss him Dearly he was a true Martial Artist and Gentlemen one of the Greats he was always a pleasure to be around with his smile was the Greatest . Always finding the good in people I will Miss my Friend and BROTHER. There will never be a person Like John ..MAY YOU REST IN THE ARMS OF THE Creator Miss you Love you..???????????????? Your Brother AP

  • Anthony/Norene Price
    Relationship: Martial Arts Brother

    I will Miss My Friend that I have known over 43 Years of my 46 Years in the Martial Arts Words cannot describe how I feel I had just talk to him over a month ago I will miss him Dearly he was a true Martial Artist and Gentlemen one of the Greats he was always a pleasure to be around with his smile was the Greatest . Always finding the good in people I will Miss my Friend and BROTHER. There will never be a person Like John ..MAY YOU REST IN THE ARMS OF THE Creator Miss you Love you.. Your Brother AP

  • Cindy Hinkle
    Relationship: Worked with John for

    John was always such a pleasure to be around.. He always found time to talk to the patients and kept their spirits up. He was always joking and kept everyone laughing. The patients always looked forward to seeing him. For years he hand carried the chemotheray from the 4th floor pharmacy to 1st floor cancer care department with the utmost speed, and I think I speak for all the nurses who worked with him, when I say we all loved him and appreciated everything he did for the cancer care department. John had a great personality and touched many lives. He will be missed by all.

Nim John E. Knipschild

Nim John E. Knipschild

Age: 57
Born: April 15, 1959
Died: April 02, 2017