EDGAR H. KNAPP, who retired as a faculty member at Pennsylvania State University after teaching in public and private secondary schools, died Oct. 29, 2012, at age 90. A member of Chi Psi, he received a master’s degree from Boston University and an EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. After teaching English and coaching athletics in public and private schools, he joined the faculty at Pennsylvania State University, where he taught literature, writing, educational methods, humanities, American Studies, and literary criticism, in addition to counseling future English teachers. By his own admission an independent thinker, at times unconventional, he wrote his autobiography, several essays, a memoir, and his obituary. His first wife, Susan Kenney Knapp, died, as did one grandson. Among those who survive are his wife, Sally Tuthill Knapp, eight children, three step-children, 12 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.