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AGE: 88 • Rye
Eleanor Gertrude Knobloch of Rye, New York, passed away on February 15, 2014. Born on October 4, 1925, Eleanor was the daughter of Daniel and Julia Reardon Fallon. After graduating from Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, NY, Class of 1943, she attended Mount St. Vincent College where she earned her BA degree, Class of 1948. Continuing her education, Mrs. Knobloch earned a teaching certificate in 1957 and began a career as an elementary school teacher at Sts. Peter and Paul Elementary School in Mt. Vernon, a career that spanned thirty- two years from 1958 to 1990.
She married Edwin Thomas Knobloch on August 20, 1949, a marriage that lasted over 64 years, until the death of Edwin on February 1st of this year. Eleanor and Ed raised their children in Bronxville, NY. In 1979 they moved to Rossmoor, in Monroe Township, NJ and resided at Rossmoor for the next 33 years. At Rossmoor, Eleanor was a member of the Emerald Society, enjoyed singing in the choral group and relaxing by the pool with friends. Most recently, Eleanor and Ed were happily living at the Osborn in Rye, New York and involved in numerous activities.
Mrs. Knobloch was an active member of St. Joseph's Parish in Bronxville and St. James Parish in Monroe Township as well as Resurrection Parish in Rye. She was also an avid and active member of Coveleigh Club, Rye, NY, since 1958. A devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother, family always came first.
Mrs. Knobloch is survived by her two children: Barbara Hastings and husband John of Amesbury, MA, Peter Knobloch and wife Laura of Greenwich, CT; three grandchildren: Kate Gemmellaro, Jack and Charlotte Knobloch; two great grandchildren, Benjamin and Emma Sucsy, and her sister- in-law Margaret Fallon, wife of her late brother William Fallon. She is also survived by and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the Graham Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 18 from 5 PM to 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at the Church of the Resurrection at 10 AM. Donations may be made in her memory to Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester, 311 North Street, Suite 204, White Plains, NY 10605, or www.hospiceofwestchester.com.
Graham Funeral Home
1036 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY 10580
Published in the The Journal News on Feb. 18, 2014