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Mike Knapp

1936 - 2012

C.F. "Mike" Knapp was born and died in the month of April. He grew up in Howell, Michigan and graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1960, heading straight to California where he taught at Los Alisos Junior High as well as Neff and La Mirada High Schools. He held a master's degree in education from Azusa Pacific University. He taught U.S. history, American government, coached football and baseball and finished his career as assistant principal at LMHS until retirement in 1997. Gayle Meyer Knapp became his wife in 1961 and last year they celebrated their 50th anniversary with their complete family in Maui, Hawaii: son Greg, wife Starla and daughter Jordan plus son Jake, wife Kelly and twins, son Jared and daughter Jade. The Knapp's settled in Seal Beach in 1965. Mike served on the planning commission for 11 years and was an avid tennis player and golfer. Gayle and Mike loved to travel the U.S. and abroad. Family was the center of his life and his three grandchildren gave him immeasurable joy! He loved life, his family, his friends and his church, Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, where a memorial service will be held on April 14. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mike's memory to GSPC, Friends of Music Fund, 11600 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos, CA 90720. Please sign the guestbook
at www.presstelegram.com/obits.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Apr. 13, 2012
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