Margaret Mary (Kosticak) Knapik, 88, of Montville, passed away February 18, 2018 after a long battle with complications from diabetes. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Edward; her parents, John and Anna (Hrubovcok) Kosticak and siblings Steve, John, Mike, Anka (Mino), and Mary (Buterbaugh). Loving …read more
Margaret Mary (Kosticak) Knapik, 88, of Montville, passed away February 18, 2018 after a long battle with complications from diabetes. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Edward; her parents, John and Anna (Hrubovcok) Kosticak and siblings Steve, John, Mike, Anka (Mino), and Mary (Buterbaugh). Loving mother of sons Edward, Kenneth and Richard and daughter Annette (Berndt). Also survived by grandchildren Aaron and Dean Knapik and Sherry (Makowski) Peters and Jake Makowski.
Marge was born in Brynesville, PA and grew up in Barnesboro. She met her “thrill on Knapik hill” (a slight rewording of the popular song of the day “Blueberry Hill”). They married and soon made a home in rural Montville Ohio far from friends and family to begin their life together.
She didn’t know the changes or challenges she would face. She became a devoted wife maintaining a home in the country, soon raising three energetic boys and later a beloved daughter she doted on, all while working on large vegetable gardens – planting, weeding, harvesting and canning while always ensuring she had a hot cooked meal ready on the table every day. She was a wonderful cook, baker, caring devoted mother, home-work helper, trusted advisor and more. In her “free time” she enjoyed needlepoint, caring for flower gardens and doing puzzles. She truly loved being Bubba to Sherry (her sunshine) and Jake in their infant and young childhood years, and to Aaron and Dean from afar. She was not just a “homemaker, mother, or wife” – “near saint”may be closer – considering all she did without thought of herself. In her later years she discovered yet another talent and became quite a poet, writing hundreds of poems for every occasion to share her thoughts and feelings with loved ones.
You carried a heavy load
As you journeyed along life’s curvy road
Sometimes sadness, sometimes tears
But look ahead to future years
A time will come, your load made light
Be strong, use strength with all its might
And as each day passes, its highs and lows
In time will vanish all life’s woes
by Marge Knapik
We will forever miss her and pray we can live up to the examples she set. Thank you to the hospice team at Blossom Hill nursing home for all they did to comfort her. The family has held a private memorial in her honor. Arrangements entrusted to the Burr Funeral Home, 116 South Street, Chardon, OH 44024. Information and condolences online at www.burrservice.comhide