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Rita Viola Knapp

May 22, 1932October 9, 2020

Rita Viola (Radjewski) Knapp, age 88, of Roseville, Michigan passed away on Friday, October 9, 2020. Rita was born May 22, 1932 in Detroit, to George & Mary (Novak) Radjewski.

Rita is survived by children; Jack (Doreen) Knapp & Jill Kleinhans, grandchildren; Michelle Yudt (Ryan), Jay Knapp (Molly), Jamie & D.J. Kleinhans, great-grandchildren; Beckett Yudt & Reese Knapp. Cousin and Dear Friend of Joan Parski.

Rita was preceded in death by Jack Agnello her long time companion, her sister Mary Jane Gianfermi and parents George & Mary (Novak) Radjewski.

Rita was a top notch waitress for over 40yrs. she loved Ball Room Dancing and all types of animals.

Cremation has taken place, A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Knapp family.


  • Dear Mother of Jack Knapp (Doreen) & Jill Kleinhans
    Proud Grandmother of Michelle Yudt (Ryan), Jay Knapp (Molly), Jamie & D.J. Kleinhans
    Great Grandmother of Beckett Yudt & Reese Knapp
    Cousin and Dear Friend of Joan Parski
    Preceded in death by longtime companion Jack Agnello, Her sister Mary Jane Gianfermi and Her parents George & Mary (Novak) Radjewski

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Linda Ackerman

October 17, 2020

My deepest condolences to Jack, Jill and family! I was so very saddened by the news of my Dear friend and customer passing, Rita brought sunshine to my life for many years. She was a witty and complicated woman at times. Remembering the smiles, laughter and sometimes tears. Also remember what we said every week after her appointment, we never said goodbye as I told her many years ago that was to final so instead we said see you next week "GOD WILLING AND THE CREEK DON'T RISE" I will miss her smiling face. RIP my friend! Heaven definitely gained a beautiful soul. I hope you and Jack are dancing again in heaven. 💐

Carol Maykowski

October 14, 2020

I was looking in the obituary for a friend's Aunt and saw Mrs. Knapp's obituary, I grew up down the street from the family. My sincere condolences to Jack and Jill and their families.

Kathy Agnello

October 11, 2020

We send our deepest sympathy to you all. Rita was a special woman. She always spoke her mind, but shared her thoughts with kindness and a smile. We have many happy memories of times spent with her, and are forever grateful for how happy she made Jack. I’m sure he was there to welcome her with the angels and Jesus. Sending hugs and prayers of comfort. Dan and Kathy Agnello and family

Maryanne Scarsella

October 10, 2020

So sorry to hear of the passing of such a great lady. As I told Jack, she was everybody's mom!! She always welcomed everybody, always treated you like you were special and she always made you feel valued. She made the world a better place.

Len Pokora

October 10, 2020

Rita always had a kind word and a huge smile. Her actions were always impeccable along with her appearance.
Her love for family and animals is carried on through her children.
RIP dear Rita.


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