William R. Knauf

November 13, 1937 ~ January 5, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

William Knauf Obituary

William R. Knauf, 86, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Friday, January 5th, at home surrounded by family. 


Born in Shamokin on November 13, 1937, he was a son of the late Thomas & Maude (Derricott) Knauf.


In 1960, he married Linda K. (Manbeck) Knauf.  


William was a graduate of Cressona High School, Class of 1956; as well as Ford School of Business.


He served in the U.S. Army Reserves, in the 356 Engineers. 


For 24 years, William worked as a sheet metal worker for the Local 19.


He served as the President of the Schuylkill IU 29 Board, was the former Director of the Schuylkill Haven School Board, and was a Mason with Schuylkill Lodge #138 for over 50 years. 


In addition to his wife, William is also survived by a son, Jeffrey A. Knauf, four daughters: Donna, wife of Geoffrey Sausser, Audra, wife of Michael Grabowski, Melinda Koch, & Melissa, wife of Bob Sheipe and grandchildren: Rebecca, William, Kaitlyn, Alec, Emily, Abigail, Erika, Jacob, Noah, & Savannah.


William loved to treat his grandchildren to breakfast at Robin's Diner. He also enjoyed tending to his garden.


In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by two brothers: John, & Gerald Knauf.


A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at Geschwindt Stabingas Ebling Funeral Home, Inc., Schuylkill Haven on Friday with his granddaughter, Rev. Becky Sausser officiating at 10:30 AM. A viewing will be held from 9:30 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Manbeck's Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven.


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Celebration of Life
January 12, 2024

10:30 AM
Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc.
25 E. Main St.
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972


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