Memorial Mass of Christian Burial:
Tuesday, December 22, 2020, 11:00am
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St., Greenville, PA
Rev. Christopher Barnes, Pastor, as celebrant

Reynolds VFW #7599 Honor Guard will render
military honors in the church at the conclusion
of the mass.

Inurnment will be in St. Michael Cemetery

John T. “Jack” Knapik, Jr., age 83, of Clinton St., Greenville, passed away Wednesday morning, December 16, 2020 in UPMC Horizon Greenville.

He was born in Youngstown, OH on September 1, 1937 to John T. Knapik, Sr. and Catherine M. (Krempasky) Knapik. Jack was a 1955 graduate of Chaney (OH) High School, where he excelled in baseball and basketball. He served in the U.S. Army and U. S. Army Reserves. Jack retired from Bolotin's Furniture in Hermitage, where he had been employed in sales for forty years. He was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville and Reynolds V.F.W. Post #7599.

Jack was an avid bowler in the area and bowled in ABC Tournaments for ten years, as well as PA Bowling Association Tournaments for twenty-five years. He was a die hard Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Football fan and he truly enjoyed attending his grandson's baseball games.

On August 29, 1964, he married the former Ruth A. Waltenbaugh, she survives. Also surviving is his daughter; Sharon L. Richards of Salem, OH, a sister; Mary Korandovich and her husband Bob of Youngstown, OH and his grandson; Noah M. Richards. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael School Endowment Fund, 85 N. High St., Greenville. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.



  1. Anonymous Anonymous
    December 18, 2020    

    So sorry for your loss you are inmythoughts and prayers

  2. millie carlson millie carlson
    December 18, 2020    

    So sorry for your loss you are inmy thoughts and prayers

  3. Bob Surano Bob Surano
    December 18, 2020    

    I will always remember Jack. He was such a wonderful and kind person with that big smile. He also made us all proud being a die hard Cleveland sports fan . Rest well Jack may God Bless

  4. Bobbi and Chris Bobbi and Chris
    December 19, 2020    

    So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Dee Dee
    December 21, 2020    

    The Chaney Class of 1955 offers are deepest to you and your family. Jack was a great guy and will be missed by all.

  6. Joseph C. Inman Joseph C. Inman
    December 21, 2020    

    Sharon and family: I am sad to see that you have had to say goodbye to your father.

  7. Bob Sopko Bob Sopko
    December 21, 2020    

    Jack and I grew up together, we went to Holy Name and then Chaney! RIP and God Bless you.

  8. Fr. David Foradori Fr. David Foradori
    December 21, 2020    

    Dear Ruth, Please accept my deepest sympathies and prayers over Jack’s death. I enjoyed our conversations (even the banter about O-H-I-O) and the humility you gave me on the bowling alleys. Jack was a man of strong faith and devotion to his family – I truly enjoyed his presence, his wit, and his wisdom. He will be greatly missed. With love and prayers, Fr. David.

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