Gerald David Knecht

Gerald David Knecht, 66, of Trojan Road, Hunlock Creek, passed away at his home Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, surrounded by his children.

He was born May 26, 1946, in Wilkes-Barre, a son of the late Walter and Corliss Knecht.

Gerald was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was employed as a welder by Air Products and Chemicals until his retirement.

He is survived by the mother of his four children, Deborah Knecht; and his children, Sheila Nicoletti, with whom he resided; Kelly Knecht, Exeter; Sherry Knecht, West Wyoming; and son, Walter Knecht, Wyoming. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Devon Nicoletti, Sadie Knecht, Sean McGeehan, Dylan Knecht and Tylar Knecht, and a niece, Ellen Knecht.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, William Knecht and Lawrence Knecht; niece, Anne Lorah; and his faithful companion, Duke.

Memorial services will be held Saturday at Clarke Piatt Funeral Home Inc., 6 Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Published in Citizens' Voice on Jan. 22, 2013