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John F. "Jack" Knapp Jr.

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John "Jack" Knapp, Jr., a long- time resident of Torrance, peacefully passed at home on Monday, April 2, 2012 at the age of 85. He was born in Kansas City, KS, but grew up in Kansas City, MO. He taught for many years, more than thirty of which he spent at Torrance High School after moving here in 1958. He was an active participant in his parish activities and especially enjoyed teaching religious education classes. He is survived by his wife of nearly 62 years, Betty Lou; three children, Edward, Clare'Teen Knapp Perron and Lou Ann Treher; six grandchildren; and his brother, Bro. Joseph G. Knapp, a Trappist monk at the Abbey of New Clairvaux, Vina, CA. Memorial Mass will be held at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church in Redondo Beach. Private interment will be at Riverside National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to: Sacred Stones, Abbey of New Clairvaux, P.O. Box 80, Vina, CA 96092. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits. Go to the mortuary's website, www.LAfuneral.com to obtain directions to the service.

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Published in Daily Breeze from Apr. 14 to Apr. 16, 2012
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