John Victor Knapp, 53, worked at Wenger’s Feed Mill, enjoyed boating, spending time with family

By on April 13, 2016

John Victor Knapp, 53, of Manheim passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of William J. and Patricia Fridinger Knapp of Landisville. He was the loving husband of Donna M. Hoffman Knapp, and they would have celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary in June.

John worked as a logistics coordinator at Wenger’s Feed Mill, Rheems. Prior to that, he worked as a Realtor for Coldwell Banker, Centerville; UPS driver in Lancaster; and as a supervisor at several branches of the former Commonwealth Banks. A 1980 graduate of Hempfield High School, John also attended Millersville University. He was a member at the former Disciples United Community Church, Lancaster. His interests included fishing, boating and traveling to the family’s vacation home on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. John loved to spend time with his family and dog, Lily.

Surviving, in addition to his wife and parents, are four children: Kelli, wife of Tyler Barto, Jonathan, Douglas and Michael Knapp, all of Manheim; his precious granddaughter: Lydia Barto; two brothers: William M. Knapp of Lititz, Thomas A. Knapp of Lancaster; and his mother-in-law: Carol Hoffman of Lewisberry.

Services were held April 11 at Wayside Presbyterian Church, Landisville, with the Rev. Dr. Stephen P. Fritz officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

At the request of the family, please omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in John’s memory to the American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603.

To send the family online condolences, visit Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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