Shawn H. Kniskern, 46, of Royal, died Thursday, Jan. 24, at home.
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Born Dec. 23, 1966, in Willimantic, Conn., he was the son of the late Harry Kniskern and Dorothy Fancher Yates. He was a graduate of Mountain View High School and was a self-employed carpenter. He enjoyed playing soccer, fishing and golf.
He is survived by three sisters, Laurie Bean, Coventry, Conn.; Gloria Milazzo and husband, Richard, Harford; and Terri Salansky and husband, Joseph, Royersford; brother-in-law, David Bean, Union Dale; two brothers, Richard and Robert Yates, both of Las Vegas; a niece and six nephews; three great-nieces and four great-nephews.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at Willow View Cemetery, Clifford.
Arrangements are under the care of the Shifler-Parise Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Clifford. To send online condolences, visit www.parisefuneralhome.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 1, 2013