Kurt Christopher Knapek Summerville - Kurt Christopher Knapek, 51, embraced by the love of his precious friends and family, left this world for a greater place where he is fully healed. A native of Beaver, Pennsylvania, Kurt graduated from Penn State in 1992 with a Bachelor's in Communication and Journalism. After moving to various places around the country gaining experience; Kurt moved to South Carolina in 2006. There, he joined The Sun News as a reporter and later became the Online Media General Manager. Kurt's most recent career was as Vice President of Operations and Digital Media with The Post and Courier, a publishing company, from January 2013 to June 2021. Outside of work, Kurt was a hands-on father. He loved supporting his three sons in their many school activities. Kurt was a loving and devoted husband, who often referred to his wife as "my smokin' hot wife." He enjoyed yard sales, playing Poke;mon, relaxing to music, and daily walks. Kurt left a lasting impression on anyone who had the privilege to know him. He spread joy through his infectious laughter and kindness. He was loyal and protective of those he loved. He was generous to everyone. Kurt Knapek's legacy is forever embedded in his ability to live and love big. Survivors include: his wife, Chanda Juette Knapek of Summerville; son, Kyle Zachary Knapek of Summerville; stepsons: Tristan Timothy Pye of Summerville and Trevor Chandler Pye of Summerville; sister, Erica Ann Knapek of Beaver, PA; and nephew, Jacob Harlin Arnold (Jake) of Beaver, PA. He was predeceased by his parents, Ernest Eugene and Dorothy Joan Dougan Knapek. Family and friends are invited to attend his visitation on Sunday, January 16, 2022 from 6 o'clock to 8 o'clock at James A. Dyal Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 17, 2022 at 1 o'clock at Riverbluff Church, 5421 River Bluff Pkwy, North Charleston, SC 29420. Flowers will be accepted. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jamesadyal.com
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Published by Charleston Post & Courier from Jan. 14 to Jan. 15, 2022.