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Louis Basil Knapp

February 5, 1942 ~ July 8, 2020 (age 78)


Louis Basil Knapp, 78, formerly a 50 year resident of South Williamsport, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at the Gatehouse.

Born February 5, 1942, in Peckville, PA, he was a son of the late John Joseph and Anna (Noverini) Knapp. He and his wife, Rose Ann (Duffy) Knapp were married in June of 1965 in Scranton.

Lou was a 1959 graduate of Jessup High School. He served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps for four years. He later worked for the Metropolitan police force in Washington D.C. from 1964 to 1969 and as an enforcement officer for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for 31 years. Lou faithfully attended St. Joseph the Worker Parish.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Louis Knapp (Deborah), of Williamsport, David Knapp, of South Williamsport and Adam Knapp, of Camp Hill; a sister in law, Sandra; two grandchildren, Alexandra and Maksim and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, John Joseph Knapp and a nephew, Joseph Louis Knapp.

A Mass of Christian Burial to honor the life of Lou will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, July 11 at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 West Fourth St. Williamsport. The proper social distancing and adhering to CDC and State guidelines are encouraged.

Memorial contributions may be made in Lou’s name to St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 711 West Edwin St. Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Susquehanna Health Foundation, c/o The Gate House, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

Online condolences may be made at under Lou’s memorial page.


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Mass of Christian Burial
July 11, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Joseph the Worker Parish
702 W. Fourth St.
Williamsport, PA 17701

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