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Raymond "'Gene'" Knauss 1936 - 2013
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September 13, 2013
Pat,Greg and Brad. Sorry to learn of Gene's passing. Remember all the fun times we all had in the Meadowvale neighborhood.
September 09, 2013
My prayers go out to all the members of the Knauss family. I know you are so very proud of your husband and father, but to know that there are so many of us that loved him and respected him for whom he was and what he stood for. He was a wonderful person.
September 09, 2013
So sorry to hear about your dad Greg. I remember him well as my principal the first year Washington reopened. Prayers to your family.
September 08, 2013
One of my favorite teachers @ Whitmer. Sorry for your loss.
September 08, 2013
Pat and Family: So sorry for your loss. Your all in our thoughts and prayers. He will be sadly miss. Mike and Cathy Sowa
September 08, 2013
So sorry for your families loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
September 08, 2013
As a student of Mr. Knauss' social studies class at Whitmer, he rated as one of my 3 favorite teachers. And I still can hear him say when we got out of control, "Alright class, let's level off." My condolences to all the family.
September 07, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Mr. Knauss was a wonderful teacher who made all his classes enjoyable. He is fondly remembered by many former Whitmer grads. RIP.
Janet Fink
September 07, 2013
Dear Pat:
Have not seen you or Gene in years but was so very sorry to hear of his passing. Memories are still vivid of our friendship. May God bless you and your family.

Sincerely,
Pat Hovey
September 07, 2013
To the Knauss family. So sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

Jeff Herrick and the entire Herrick family.
September 07, 2013
May the light of God keep you warm and loved for all eternity.
September 07, 2013
I had Mr. Knauss for Civics. This would have been in 1965-66. What a wonderful teacher. My sincerest condolences to his family.
September 07, 2013
Sorry to hear about your family's loss. Thoughts and prayers for your family.
September 07, 2013
I'm sorry for your loss. The porch at the Sunset won't be the same. What a gentle man.
September 07, 2013
My prayers are with the Knauss family at this sad time. Especially for Patty. Nan Creamer
September 07, 2013
Dearest Pat, Wish so much I could be there to give you a hug, Pat! Gene was a really great guy, and wish we could have seen him more often. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With love and deepest sympathy, Your cousin, Lois and Chuck
September 07, 2013
he was a wonderful teacher, whom i always will remember.
September 07, 2013
I knew gene as a classmate in high school. He was a great friend and athlete. Our star center in basketball, who was so excited about every game that he would have stomach problems. We played side by side on the offensive line in football and got to know each other very well. I thought the world of Gene. He will be greatly missed. My sympathy for Pat and your family in your time of grief.
September 07, 2013
To The Knauss Family,

I remember Mr. Knauss watching us during basketball practice at Jefferson in 1976. He always had a smile on his face and a positive way of giving advice, (Basketball and life lessons). He will surely be missed by all us that he touched, but never forgotten.

May he rest in peace and know that he taught us all how to be better people.

Please accept our deepest sympathy and may you find peace and comfort in the days ahead.

We will say a prayer for Gene and your family. He will fondly be remembered in our memories as one of the best.
September 06, 2013
Wonderful principal.
September 06, 2013
All of you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
Dave, Shari, Travis and Craig
September 06, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the Knauss family. I had him as a teacher at WJH and then as principal when I was at Whitmer. He was the best teacher and made learning fun. I don't think he ever forgot a student's name. He was one of our finest at Washington Local and will always be remembered with great memories.
Sue (Hearson) Brown
September 06, 2013
So sorry to hear about the passing of your dad Brad...thoughts and prayers to your family.
September 06, 2013
To the Knauss family You are in our thoughts and prayers. Lisa Drees and Jim Donath
September 06, 2013
Thoughts and prayers are with the whole Knauss family.
September 06, 2013
So so sorry to hear of your loss. Every time we drove past your house Gene always had a smile and a wave. If there is anything we can do please let us know. Prayers are with you Pat, your kids, and your grand kids !
September 06, 2013
Our love and prayers to Pat and the family. Remembering Gene,a wonderful neighbor and friend who always had a smile and kind word. You will be missed on Ralphwood Drive!
Rosanne, Ryan and Nicole Macut
September 06, 2013

It was a privilege to know Gene in high school.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Pat and Gene's family.
September 06, 2013
A man to be looked up to "literally"! I had the great pleasure of knowing Mr. Knauss as my friend Brad's father, as a principal and as a church member. What a leader! He wore his many suits with class, distinction, integrity and my favorite part, his humor. You just had to respect him. We could use a few more leaders of his caliber in our world today. Mr. Knauss, I am very sorry for stealing logs from your side yard and having bonfires in the woods behind your house a couple of times in 1979. My heart goes out to you, Brad, and the Knauss family with love.
September 06, 2013
I will always remember this good man for his steady, even handed way of leadership. One of the good guys. All of my love and prayers to Mrs. Knauss, Brad, Greg and families. A great legacy by a great man!
September 06, 2013
For the family of Mr. Gene Knauss
September 06, 2013
To the entire Knauss family, you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time!!! What a great loss!!!
September 06, 2013
Dear Pat, Brad and Greg,
I remember Gene as the principal when my husband, Michael Carmean was teaching Math in the Washington building. I recall my husband saying what a good principal he was at Washington. My prayers are with your family. May he rest in peace. Sincerely,
Patricia Pedro Carmean
September 06, 2013
So sorry to hear of Gene's passing. He was a good husband, father and grandfather. You will be truly missed. May God watch over your family and give the peace. Toni Vasill, secretary at Our Saviour Lutheran Church.
September 06, 2013
Nothing but a first class human being. A devoted husband and a wonderful father. RIP Gene
September 06, 2013
Jerry was a great guy and a mentor to his staff. He will be missed by many.
September 06, 2013
As a teacher in WLS, I had the privelege of beginning my career at Jefferson under the leadership and guidance of Gene Knauss. He was an excellent leader, developing an environment of education where students achieved and educators flourished. We had a community within the building where caring and concern for others was the norm. My heart goes out to Pat and the family in love at this time of loss. Gene was a valued friend and I have a true appreciation for his role in shaping my career. God bless you all. I wish I could be there.
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