Robert W. Knecht, Honesdale, died Wednesday afternoon in the Ellen Memorial Nursing Home after an illness. His wife of 47 years is the former Beverly G. Muir.
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Born in the Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of the late John W. and Margaret Burkett Knecht. He attended the James Monroe High School in the Bronx. Before retirement, he had been employed by both the Zabady family and their business, the Ellen Memorial Nursing Home, as a handyman.
Also surviving are a daughter, Nancy Knecht and companion, Joseph Porcaro, of Beach Lake; a brother, William and wife, Sharon, of Waymart; granddaughters, Megan and Mary; and a great-granddaughter, Amber.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, John and Peter.
Cremation will take place in the Lake Region Crematory at the James Wilson Funeral Home, Lake Ariel.
To send the family an online condolence, visit www.james wilsonfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the James Wilson Funeral Home.
Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 23, 2013