Thomas L. Knapp, Sr., 75, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at his home. He was born on July 29, 1943, in Blossburg, son of the late Ferdie and Mildred (Hodder) Knapp. On December 27, 1958 he married the former Betty M. Dilly and they have celebrated 58 years of marriage.
Tom retired from Phoenixville Steel. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, he especially enjoyed training dogs for raccoon hunting. Tom loved country music, played the guitar and harmonica. Tom’s passion and love in life, was spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He was a father, dad and grandpa first and foremost.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Thomas (Pamella) Knapp, Jr. and Kevin (Monique) Knapp both of Tioga; daughters, Brenda (Phillip) Nagy of Middlebury Center; Virginia (Roger) Gee of Lawrenceville; Joanne Knapp-Elvidge (Jamie) of Elmira; Rosemary (Bob) Silvernail of Lawrenceville; sisters, Elizabeth Chrislip of West Virginia and Sandy (Ronald) Monroe of Mansfield; 16 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and his faithful companion, Butch.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 10-11:00 a.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. Tom’s Funeral service will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m., with his nephew, Pastor Harry Adler, officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Middlebury Twp. will immediately follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Tom’s name to the Lawrenceville Fire Department, 9 Mechanic St. # 11, Lawrenceville, PA 16929.