Carl C. Knepper, a singer and public administrator, died at St. Joseph Hospital Thursday of pneumonia and other complications from a hip fracture. He was 75 and a Timonium resident since 1957.
Services for Mr. Knepper were being held today at Towson Presbyterian Church, Chesapeake and Highland avenues.
Born in Baltimore, Mr. Knepper attended Polytechnic Institute. He was a 1941 graduate of the Maryland Institute of Art and a 1944 graduate of the Baltimore College of Commerce.
He served in the Pacific in World War II as an Army accountant.
After the war, he was a singer and soloist in the International Male Chorus, which entertained troops remaining in the Pacific.
In 1946, he returned to Baltimore, where he attended the Peabody Institute and the Johns Hopkins University. In 1951, he received a bachelor's degree in music from the University of Maryland.
He continued a singing career that included performances with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Baltimore Civic Opera and groups in New York and Washington.
He also sang for many years in churches and synagogues in the Baltimore area and was known as an interpreter of Jewish liturgical music.
He worked for more than 20 years as an administrator in the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, retiring in 1980.
Surviving are his wife of 45 years, the former Edna Weist; a son, Randolph C. Knepper of Poplar Hill; a daughter, Janice E. Knepper of Rosemont, Pa.; two sisters, Naomi Lucas of Cockeysville and Bertha German of Baltimore; and two grandsons.