Leon Allan Knapp
Leon Allan Knapp, 59, of Washingtonville, passed away suddenly on Jan. 11, 2020.
He was born April 29, 1960, in Bloomsburg, a son of Charles and Constance (Billmeyer) Knapp. On April 22, 1989, he married the former Lorraine Riegel who survives.

Leon was a 1978 graduate of Danville Area High School.
He was previously employed by Smith Machine Shop in Danville, International Paper and was a plant operator at Danville Water Works for the last 17 years. In earlier years, he enjoyed his job as a Pennsylvania deputy game warden.

Leon was a member of Washingtonville Lutheran Church where he served faithfully on the Council and Cemetery Board. He also served on the Board of the Jane E. Delong Memorial Hall Association. His other memberships include the Washingtonville Volunteer Fire Company, 06 Rod and Gun Club, and the Danville-Mahoning Lodge 224 F&AM.

He was an avid Penn State football fan, outdoorsman, loved to hunt and fish, and thoroughly enjoyed woodworking. He also enjoyed taking "the girls" shopping.
Leon was a deeply devoted son. his faith and family were the foundation of his life and his humorous, light-hearted spirit was appreciated by many. Leon was a role model, mentor and friend who will be greatly missed. His absence in this world will be felt, but the richness with which he blessed people's lives will never fade.

In addition to his parents and his devoted wife of 30 years, he is survived by one daughter, Jen Russell and her husband Adam; one son, Ira "Steven" Wintersteen; five grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Kara and Steve Aurand of Washingtonville.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, followed by a celebration of Leon's life at noon, at the Washingtonville Lutheran Church, Washingtonville with the Rev. Melody Sell officiating.
Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions in Leon's honor may be made to the Washingtonville Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 181, Washingtonville, PA 17884, or the Jane E. Delong Memorial Hall Association, 7 Church St., Washingtonville, PA 17884, or the Washingtonville Volunteer Fire Company, 121 Strawberry Ridge Road, Danville, PA 17821.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Visneski Funeral Home, 42 W. Mahoning St., Danville, PA 17821.
Visit www.visneski.com.
Published on January 13, 2020


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Mr and Mrs Tony Snyder and family
Jan 15, 2020
Full Of Love Bouquet was purchased for the family of Leon Allan Knapp by Mr and Mrs Tony Snyder and family.  Send flowers
Tony Snyder sr
Jan 15, 2020
He was a very special person who went out of his way to help everyone, my condolences to his family.
Jeannette Hauck, (Helen and Whitey Miller's daughter) Statesville, NC
Jan 14, 2020
Fond memories of Leon over the years at church. He always had a kind disposition and brought a smile to your face. May you be filled with peace and comfort in the months to come.