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1936 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
77, of Canonsburg, died Friday, August 16, 2013, in the Washington Hospital. He was born May 6, 1936, in Marianna, a son of Michael Matthew and Jennie Malinsky Knizner. Mr. Knizner was a 1954 graduate of Bethlehem Joint High School. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Robert Morris College and graduated from Penn Commercial in 1960. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Muse, where he had served as a Sunday school teacher. Mr. Knizner was an officer and director of corporate tax for Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh. He was a veteran of the Air Force, having served at Randolf Air Force Base in Texas. Mr. Knizner was a member of American Legion Post #744 of Marianna. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved sports, and had been a little league baseball coach. On June 8, 1957, he married his beloved wife of 56 years, Joanne Shimborske. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are four children, Linda King (Tully) of Stapleton, AL, Sharon Rice (John Jr.) of Marianna, Deanne Knizner of Wexford, and Richard Knizner (Stephanie) of Augusta, GA; six grandchildren, Daniel Rusin, Wesley Hurless, Geoffrey Knizner, Kaylee Knizner, Katelyn Hall, and R.J. Knizner; two brothers, Thomas "Doc" Knizner (Mae) and Michael Knizner (Virginia), both of Marianna, and Carolyn Noska (Robert) of Cleveland, OH; and several nieces and nephews. At the request of the deceased, all Services are private. Arrangements have been entrusted to the MCILVAINE - SPEAKMAN FUNERAL HOME LTD., Robert K. McIlvaine, Owner/Supervisor, 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA 15342. Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at:
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Aug. 19, 2013
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