Dr. Richard E. Knab

Dr. Richard E. Knab

AGE: 71 • Manchester, NH

Dr. Richard E. Knab, 71, of Manchester, NH died on February 17th following a lengthy illness. Services are planned for Saturday, February 25th at the Grace Episcopal Church in Manchester. Calling hours will be held from 10am to 12pm in the Great Hall followed by a Eucharistic Service at 12:15pm to celebrate his life.

Born in Newark, NJ, Dr. Knab, known by family and friends as Dick, was a graduate of Delbarton School in Morristown, NJ, Holy Cross College, and Dartmouth and Harvard Medical Schools. He served as Lieutenant Commander, U. S. Navy, at the Naval Hospital at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina during the Vietnam War. Following his years in the Navy, Dick practiced general surgery at Brockton Hospital in Brockton, Massachusetts serving for a time as Chief of Surgery and Associate Professor of Surgery at Boston University's School of Medicine. Until recently he specialized in general surgery and gastroenterology at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic in Manchester, New Hampshire. Dick was known for his love of cooking, woodworking, photography, music and travel. He served as an usher and later as a member of the Vestry of Grace Episcopal Church. He was a voracious reader who took great pride in recent years in the restoration of his Victorian home in downtown Manchester.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Janet R. Ceruti Knab, formerly of Stoughton, MA and his father Emil Knab, formerly of Atlanta, GA. He is also survived by four children including Richard Knab, John Knab, MD, Sarah (Knab) Keitt and Katherine Knab, two brothers, Daniel and Michael Knab, two sisters, Rita Dougherty and Christine Michelinie, and six grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Elevator Fund at Grace Episcopal Church (106 Lowell Street, Manchester, NH 03101) or the New Horizons Soup Kitchen (199 Manchester Street, Manchester, NH 03103).

Published in Daily Record on Feb. 19, 2012