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Daily Item Obituaries

October 5, 2013

Robert E. “Bobcat” Kniss, 87, Sunbury

— SUNBURY — Robert E. “Bobcat” Kniss, 87, of 227 Reagan St., passed away on Saturday morning, Oct. 5, 2013, surrounded by his family.

He was born Oct. 31, 1925, in Sunbury, a son of the late Walter and Carrie (Heintzleman) Kniss. On Nov. 28, 1948, in St. John’s United Methodist Church, he married the former F. Jolene Nail who preceded him in death on Aug. 2, 2003. He lived in Sunbury most of his life and had lived in Highspire for a short period of time.

Bob attended Sunbury High School. He served in the Navy during World War II aboard the air craft carrier, USS Leyte in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. He held the rank of Metalsmith 2nd Class and received the Presidential Testimonial and the Honorable Service Lapel Button.

Bob worked in auto body repair. He was employed by Chubby’s Body Shop and Nyes Body Shop until he retired.

He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, a life member of the Rescue Hose Company, and was the oldest Past Master 32nd Degree Mason, Lodge 22.

Bob loved and enjoyed his grandchildren, doing yard work and was an avid Phillies fan.

He is survived by four children and their spouses, Robin and Steve Klinger, of Northumberland, Dave and Joyce Kniss, of Sunbury, Kurt and Karen Kniss, of Calhoun, Ga., and Lori and Garth Bingaman, of Sunbury; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and very close friends, Marilyn and Charlie Koch, of Palmyra.

He was preceded in death by three brothers.

A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday in the Olley-Gotlob Funeral Home, 539 Race St., Sunbury, followed by the funeral at 11 with Pastor Ron Troup officiating.

Burial will be in Pomfret Manor Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to Faith United Methodist Church, Second and Arch streets, Sunbury, PA 17801, or to the Rescue Hose Co., 800 Edison Ave., Sunbury, PA 17801.

 

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