Richard ‘Knapper’ Knapp



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GREECE: Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at age 59. Survived by his son, Richard (Laura) Knapp; daughters, Debbie Knapp (Tim Thomas), Pennie (Scott) Bennett; brother, Larry (Mary Ellen) Knapp; grandchildren, Jacob, Timothy, Brittany & Gillian; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Friday 4-7 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday 9:30 AM in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery


  1. Lynn Sabido on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. With deepest sympathy, the Sabido family.

  2. Karen Grant on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Can someone please tell me what happened to Dick? I am a childhood friend and was very surprised to see his name listed in the paper today. I haven’t seen Dick in many, many years and would like to know what took him away at such an early age. Please respond to

  3. Barb Olmstead on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Debbie, I am out of state on vacation and just found out about your Dad. I am so very sorry. I was shocked this happened so soon. You, I am sure, very, very sad. You were wonderful with your Dad and I always admired you for that. Know you and the rest of your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Peace, Barb

  4. Kelly Anderson Mathe on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Deb, Penny & Rick & families, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. He was a great man, strong willed Giant fan and the most kind caring friend a person could have. I am grateful for his love and friendship throughout the 20 years I knew him. Hold him close to your hearts as he continues to share his life and love with you. He taught me to believe in people and understand we are all different. I am currently living in Virginia and I am sorry I was unable to make it home. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please email me if you’d like..Love Kelly

  5. Drita Tahirovic on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I worked with Knapper at Tops in the mid 90’s and I have never known or worked with anyone else like him since. He was a good man with a great sense of humor, a great laugh and a great heart. He would give you the shirt off his back and he always had a word of encouragement. Today I say a prayer for you my friend and I remember you with kind thoughts and hopes that your family finds comfort in the memories you leave behind. The world has lost a great person but God has gained an angel. God bless you Knapper and keep you close to his heart like we will. Love Drita

  6. Craig Marianetti on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    My friendship with Knapper goes back 16 yrs when we worked together at Tops. I remember him for his kind heart and great sense of humor. He was always there to lend an ear when you had a problem. A true NY Yankee fan, our conversations on the phone were always the best. I will miss you. God Bless.

  7. Vickie Lattimore on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To the Knapp Family, On behalf of the Lattimore/Bouie Family, we would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. May God continue to bless and keep you all.

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