Jon Kevin Knapp Gann Jon Kevin Knapp Gann, 51, died on April 5, 2013. A longtime employee of the hotel industry as general manager. Employed by various hotels within northern and central California including Santa Cruz, Yosemite Park, Sonora, and central valley. Jon Kevin was born on May 2, 1961 in Visalia, CA. He was a son of Ann Gann (recently deceased) and David Knapp of Riverton, Wyoming. Jon Kevin was well known as 'Kevin'. Kevin had seven brothers and sisters. Kevin graduated from Redwood High School in the year 1979 and attended College of Sequoias. Kevin is survived by one child, Ian Gann, 21 years. There is a little boy inside the man who is our brother. There is no other love like the love of him. Our brother is a friend God gave us. We will forever long for his gentle kindness, humor, and smile. Kevin was life to a family get-together; the smile of our family; and a most loving father and uncle to his nieces and nephews. He was a gentle friend who had very close longtime buddies and a brother to many because of his simple kindness. There is no other love like a love from a brother especially with his name Jon Kevin. Prior to his final months of life, Kevin, a loving son, took care of our mother Ann, who passed Oct. 30, 2012. God Bless you forever Kevin. Rosary will be at 6:00 pm Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Miller Memorial Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, April 12, 2013 at 10:30 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial followed in Visalia Public Cemetary. Arrangements by Miller Memorial Chapel.
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Apr. 10, 2013