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.