Obituary of Justin Thomas Knaperek
Justin Thomas Knaperek- dearest brother, father, son, uncle, friend and so much more lost his life too soon on July 4th, 2023, due to a tragic, fatal, motorcycle accident.
He left behind his beautiful 17 year old daughter to navigate life without her dad. She was his #1 priority. Nothing came before her. He was not only her dad, but her best friend. Justin was the most unselfish, compassionate, grateful, gentle, soft spoken, kindhearted person. Justin’s biggest passions were for his family, friends, filming live music (he would spend hours editing because of his attention to detail), and his most recent passion.... his motorcycle. We know he is riding with the wind in his face as we speak.
There are just not enough words to explain how much he was loved and the pain his family is suffering from right now. Justin will forever be in our hearts and we will NEVER forget how amazing he truly was. Jesus is holding our brother tight so he can be comforted, protected and loved unconditionally for eternity and we will make sure his name lives on forever.
Justin is survived by his daughter, Avery; father, Jon Knaperek; mother and stepfather Ellen and Jim Myers; Sisters Kristen Stanley (Dan Ignacio), Emily (James) Cioch; maternal grandparents Michael and Sheila Henry; nieces and nephews, Jordan, Jada, Aniyah, Teddy, Amari, Jaelen; and so many close friends that he has made over the years. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents Edward and Evelyn Knaperek.
A celebration of Justins life will be held on July 12th, 2023 at 6PM at the Emanuel Baptist Church, 9501 Weston Rd, New Hartford, NY 13413. All are invited to stay after the service to eat, drink, and to continue to honor and celebrate Justins life by sharing your stories.
In lieu of flowers please help his daughter Avery and the entire Knaperek family in this time of need, money donated will help pay for Justin’s funeral expenses and Avery's college and future. Justin will be very grateful knowing that his daughter will be taken care of since she was his main priority. Donations can be made HERE.