Paul Francis Knapp

Devoted husband, father, pop-pop, and softball coach

Paul Francis Knapp died peacefully on December 12th, 2018.

Paul was born February 15, 1941, in Philadelphia, PA to Patrick and Rae Knapp.

Paul is survived by his wife Elizabeth of 56 ½ years, daughters Barbara (Don) Page and Pamela (Ed) Neumann, sister Ann, 7 grandchildren and spouses, 6 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great granddaughter, and many nieces and nephews.  Paul was a loving husband, father, pop-pop, and friend to all.

Paul worked as a machinist at Boeing for over 36+ years before enjoying retirement traveling with Elizabeth and spending time with family.

The Bucks County community remembers Paul as remarkable and a competitive softball coach, founder of the Lucky Ladies and Blazing Angels girls’ softball teams. His remarkable coaching talents have positively impacted several women and provided several of his players with softball scholarships including his granddaughter and great-granddaughter.  In 1999, Paul was inducted into the ASA Pennsylvania Hall of Fame.  

He is preceded in death by his son, Paul, and parents Patrick and Rae.

The family thanks the Penn Medical Abramson Cancer Center, Manor Care, and Heartland Hospice for the care and support of Paul during his 5-month battle with Leukemia and his 10-year fight with Parkinson’s disease.

Relatives and friends are invited to call Monday evening, December 17, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm and Tuesday morning December 18 8:15 – 9:15 am at the Galzerano Funeral Home, 3500 Bristol – Oxford Valley Road, Levittown, PA 19057.  Funeral mass will be 10 am at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, PA 19007.  Interment will be held at Resurrection Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 98018, Washington DC 20090-8018 or American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305