NORMAN C. KNAPP BANGOR – Norman C. Knapp, 80, passed away March 6, 2008, with his loved ones at his side, at his home after a battle with cancer. He was born April 5, 1927, in Bradley, the son of Harry C. and Hazel (Clewley) Knapp. He attended school in Bradley and graduated from Old Town High School, Class of 1945. He then went on to Bangor School of Commerce to earn an associate degree. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. During his childhood he enjoyed singing in the Bradley Baptist Church choir and continued to sing in a church choir in each community he lived, the last being First Baptist Church, Bangor, where he was a member. Norman was employed by Armour and Co., for 33 years, as office controller. During his employment he worked in four different branch offices, Bangor, Rockland, Woodsville, N.H., and Portland. After the branches closed, he was employed in other offices. Upon retiring, he moved to Bangor and worked part-time taking care of Concord Coach Lines house until he was taken ill. While residing in Warren, he was a Boy Scout Leader in which his son, Dana, belonged, also taught Sunday school and was a deacon at Warren Baptist Church, where he was baptized Easter Sunday 1969. Norman enjoyed working in his flower gardens and has carried the passion of that to his children, Dana and April. He enjoyed his daily walks and enjoyed watching the Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots. He attended as many hockey and soccer games his grandchildren played in, as much as possible. Norman was a member and past master of Star in the East Masonic Lodge No. 60 AF & AM of Old Town; Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Rockland and Portland, and Mount Moriah Chapter No. 6. He was a member and past patron of Katahdin Chapter No. 121 Order of the Eastern Star of Old Town, now Millwee Chapter No. 198 of Orrington. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Phyllis; a daughter, April Ripley and her husband, Carl; a son, Dana Knapp and his wife, Twila; two grandchildren, Zach-ery and Anna Knapp; nieces, nephews and one cousin. He was predeceased by his parents; two sisters, Bernice Knapp and Celia Dupuis; and two brothers, Louis Knapp and Herbert Knapp. Relatives and friends are welcome to call 3-6 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, March 10, at First Baptist Church, Center Street, Bangor, with the Rev. Stephanie Salinas, pastor, officiating. Spring interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Bradley. Contributions in Norman’s memory may be sent to First Baptist Church Choir Fund, 56 Center St., Bangor, ME 04401.