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Gilbert H. KnappSeptember 22, 1928 ~ April 14, 2021 (age 92)
Gilbert H. Knapp, 92, formerly of Niles, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at Carington Park Veterans Facility in Ashtabula, Ohio.
He was born Sept. 22, 1928, in Sharon, Penn., the son of Gilbert A. and Clara Murrell Knapp.
Gilbert was a member of St. Stephen Church in Niles and St. Lawrence Church in Bushnell, Fla. He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Navy, Airman 1st Class, receiving the World War II Victory Medal. He retired from the Erie Railroad and Conrail, where he worked as a clerk for 40 years.
He enjoyed camping, golf, modern and Western Square dancing and was a fan of the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns.
Gilbert is survived by five sons, Richard (Cathy) Knapp of Howland, Patrick (Susan) Knapp of Tallmadge, David (Kim) Knapp of Vienna, Robert (Thomas) Knapp of Niles, Johnny (Tina) Knapp of Niles, two daughters, Linda Knapp of Niles, Brenda (Vince) Corcoran of Columbus; a sister, Lori (Dean) Henning of Sharon, Penn.;, six step-children, Ray Lute, David Lute, Susan Hines, Mary Jane Mallia, Joanne Herrich, Paula Keener, 12 grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Gilbert N. Knapp, Nicholas D. Knapp; two brothers, Jack Knapp, Robert Knapp; two sisters, Barbara Ann, Joan Marie; his aunt, Rose Knapp, who raised him; and his two wives, Mary C. Knapp and Ellen Sharkey.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 17, 2021, at St. Stephen Church in Niles. Family and friends may call Friday, April 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Holloway-Williams Funeral Home, 611 Robbins Ave., Niles, 330-652-2422.
Due to the current pandemic, facial coverings are mandatory and social distancing guidelines will be enforced at the funeral home and church.
Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to the Carington Park Veterans Facility in Gilbert’s name.
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