Robert R. Knapp, 82, of Girard, died Sunday, November 15, 2020 at
UPMC Hamot .
He was born April 8, 1938 in Lundy’s Lane, near Albion, a son of the
late Fred R. and Betty (Byerly) Knapp.
Bob graduated from Albion High School in 1956. Following high school
he enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served with the 7 th Aviation
Company, 7 th Infantry Division as an Aircraft Mechanic. During his Army
career, Bob was overseas for one year.
Upon his honorable discharge from the Army, Bob returned to the
Albion area and later worked at Autoclave Engineers in Erie, initially as
a Machinist and later as Purchasing Agent. He became self-employed
where he owned and operated PSS Company in Millcreek Twp., later in
Fairview and lastly in Girard, where he retired from in 2001.
He was a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church where he
was a member of the board of trustee’s and an usher. Bob was also a
member of the Girard American Legion Post #494 and enjoyed antique
tractors and his 1965 Mustang.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his
step-mother, Lillian (Peck) Knapp and three brothers, Ronald Devie s,
Charles Devies, and James Knapp.
He will be greatly missed by his family, which include his wife, Sue A.
(Lock) Knapp, whom he married February 03, 1962 in Erie; two
daughters, Debra S. Wilson (Kevin) of Girard, Tammy J. Knapp of
Fairview; three sons, Richard R. “Rick” Knapp (Elizabeth) of Millcreek,
Steven J. Knapp of Lake City, Daniel J. Knapp (Chrise) of Wesleyville; ten
grandchildren, Zachary, Dylan, Joshua, Alex, Jenna, Matthew, Marcus,
Amanda, Daniel, and Sydney; two great grandchildren, Liam and Reign;
six sisters, Dawn Hall, Roberta Fausnaught (Bruce), Carol Davis, Linda
Altman (John), Joyce Sherman (Brian), Janice Henretty; brothers,
William Knapp, William Devies (Kathy), Edward Knapp also several
nieces and nephews and his beloved dog Teeah.
Calling hours and services will be held privately by the Knapp family.
Burial with full military honors will be in the Fairview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Make-A-Wish
Foundation, 1001 State St., #502, Erie, PA 16501 or at wish.org.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Edder Funeral Home
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