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Lorraine Mae Knapp
  • Village of St. Edward Foundation
    3131 Smith Road
    Fairlawn, OH 44333

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“We wanted to pass along our condolences.....I never met Mrs Knapp but wanted to let the family of Bob & Mary & Laura & Joe know how sorry we are......Read More »
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“Terry and I are so sorry for your loss, but at the same time, we know she is surely in heaven, smiling down on her many children and beloved family!...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Terry and Ann Faulkner - OH

“I've been in the Knapp family for about 44 years. Lorraine was the best mother in law.I just loved her. Going to miss her. RIP Mom. ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Knapp - Wadsworth, OH

“Our Condolences go out to The Family,Memories let them fill your mind, warm your heart, and lead you throughKim Harrison, JW ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

What a beauty as a young mother
5 of 19 | Posted by: Janice Juszczec

Mom and Dad looking so happy
6 of 19 | Posted by: Janice Juszczec


7 of 19 | Posted by: Janice Juszczec

Loved her flowers
8 of 19 | Posted by: Janice Juszczec


9 of 19 | Posted by: Janice Juszczec

Me and my mama
10 of 19 | Posted by: Janice Juszczec

“To the entire Knapp family, I always loved your family, being an only child, I relished the moments spent with you. How your parents loved you all so...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Bridgette Turner - Kent, OH

This was taken 8 or 9 years ago - just a few of us kids visiting with Mom at Stow Glen
12 of 19 | Posted by: Jeanne Drabiak - Phoenix, AZ

“Jeanne and family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you always cherish the happy memories. ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Rachel Kane - Phoenix, AZ

“Jeanne and family, I am so incredibly saddened by the news. What a rich, full, and long life your mother lived. Seeing her picture nearly every day...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Jason Cobb - Phoenix, AZ

“Sending prayers, warm wishes, and lots of wonderful memories during this time! So sorry for your loss. ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Hannah Simon - Phoenix, AZ

“I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I cared for Lorraine many years ago when I was employed as an aide at the village at st Edwards. Lorraine wa very...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Ashley Lewis

“Laura and family, I am very sorry to learn of your mother's passing. Laura you spoke so lovingly of your mother that it felt like she was a part of...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Nancy Farrar - walton hills, OH

“Offering our deepest sympathies during this time. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: The Staff of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home - OH

“Jeanne, Janice, Laura and family, I am so sorry for your loss! I remember your mother as a very sweet, quiet lady whom was adored by her all her...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Teresa Hinkle - Canal Fulton, OH


Lorraine Mae Knapp (Largo), 90, passed away on December 18, 2017, surrounded by the loving family she tirelessly and patiently raised. Born in Akron on March 27, 1927, to James and Laura Largo, she was adopted and raised by her adoring Uncle Bill and Aunt Ann Largo.

She married Albert E. Knapp on June 7, 1947 in Akron. Lorraine and Albert raised a family of 11 children while playing bocce, bingo, bridge, and many other card games. Lorraine was a savvy canasta player and taught not only her children but most of her grandchildren the game.

Lorraine is predeceased by her husband, Albert E. Knapp, her grandson Joshua Adam Knapp, and recently by her son, Richard E. Knapp. She is survived by and will be greatly missed by her children, Bob (Mary) Knapp, Marty Knapp, Al (Deb) Knapp, Kelly Knapp, Bill (Karen) Knapp, Cindy (Bill) Woodside, Annette (John) Alboreo, Laura (Joe) Procaccio, Janice (Mark) Juszczec and Jeanne (Walt) Drabiak; daughter-in-law, Linda Knapp; 19 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held 5-8 PM Friday, December 22nd at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, December 23rd at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2643 Waterloo Road, Mogadore (Randolph). Burial will be held at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, c/o Alzheimer's Research, 70 W. Streetsboro Street, Suite 201, Hudson, OH 44236, www.alz.org/akroncantonyoungstown or The Village of St. Edward, 3131 Smith Road, Fairlawn, OH 44333.

The family wishes to thank the staff at The Village of St. Edward for the years of kind and compassionate care of Lorraine, whom they lovingly nicknamed "Granny". They would also like to thank Crossroads Hospice for their support and loving care.