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John E. Knepp, 73, of Burnham, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at his home.
Born March 2, 1945, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Clifton V. "Ginny" and Geraldine (Benner) Knepp. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Geraldine Furner and Donna Sheetz.
John is survived by: his wife, Donna (Goss) Knepp, whom he married on Aug. 30, 1964; children, John E. Knepp II and wife, Michelle, of Lewistown, James C. Knepp and wife, Beverly, of Mifflintown, and Jennifer E. McCarter and husband, James, of Reedsville; 13 grandchildren, Abbey Espigh and husband, Greg, Allix Knepp, Andrew, Cullen and McKenna Smith, Hannah and Emily Knepp, Kenzie and Maddie McCarter, Keith, Andrew and Nathan McCarter and their families, and Amy Yohn and her family; great-grandchildren, Easton and Oakllen Smith; siblings, Robert C. Knepp, and Christine Soccio and husband, Robert, all of Burnham; brother-in-law, Kenneth Furner, of Milroy; in-laws, Barbara Foxx and husband, John, and Susan Weddle and husband, Robert, all of Reedsville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
John graduated from Chief Logan High School, Class of 1964.
He was a member of Freedom Avenue United Methodist Church.
John retired from Standard Steel, Machine Shop I, after 46 years of service.
John (Pap) was many things, stubborn and talkative to name a few, but most of all he was a lover. He loved breakfast at Bing's with "the guys," woodworking in one of his many garages and spoiling his grandkids. He loved God, the town of Burnham and his wife of 54 years. If you knew John, you were blessed, because he was one of a kind and one of the best men around.
A receiving of friends will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, 108 First Ave., Burnham.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at the funeral home, with Reverend Dennis Sproull officiating.
Interment will take place at Birch Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John's memory to Freedom Avenue United Methodist Church, 511 Freedom Ave., Burnham, PA 17009.
Freedom Avenue United Methodist Church
511 Freedom Ave., Burnham PA 17009