Sylvia B. Knaub
1940 - 2020
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Sylvia B. Knaub

York - Sylvia B. (Eyler) Knaub, 79 of York passed to eternal peace on Wednesday, May 20th at Normandie Ridge Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Marlin L. Knaub. The couple was married for 35 years before his passing in 1996.

Sylvia was born in York on May 25, 1940 daughter of the late Clarence and Sylvia (Wilhide) Eyler.

Sylvia graduated from William Penn High School Class of 1958. She continued to be a diehard York High fan, who bled orange and blue. She was an avid baton twirler who had her own group Sylvia's Silverettes. Over the years she worked at Record Club of America, York City School District and most recently at Walmart in West York. She was a prolific reader especially stories of the Civil War and had a love for the wild west and the state of Texas.

Sylvia is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Shari Perkins and Kevin , Kim Miller and Tim all of York and Jill Ruth and Troy of Downingtown. 7 grandchildren Heather, Michael, Megan, Lynsey, Madison, Brady and Baylee and 4 great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister Gloria Strausbaugh of Dover and a brother Robert Eyler of Austin, Texas.

She was preceded in death by 4 brothers Clarence(CJ), Don, Richard and Gary Eyler as well as a sister Betty Messersmith.

A private graveside service will be held for immediate family.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Memorial White Rose Home Health and Hospice 1412 6th Ave, York, PA 17403 or BARk animal rescue 1700 W Philadelphia St, West York, PA 17404.

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Published in York Daily Record from May 22 to May 23, 2020.
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May 23, 2020
I've known Sylvia for about 74 years. We had a great friendship. We would lose touch with each other for a while but when we connected again, we could pick up right where we left off. I enjoyed my visits with her at the home. She always had a smile on her face and we would rehash old times. My heart goes out to her girls who loved her so much and took great care of her. I know this is a sad time, but she's where she wants to be. Wither her much loved Marlin. Rest in pace my friend.
Lois Lightner
May 23, 2020
Dear Troy, Jill, Brady, Baylee, Tim, Kim, Lynsey and Maddie,
Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Although it has been a while, I will never forget the times I spent with your mom/grandma both at your house Jill and especially at the York Fair. She was so kind and loving and it was just so evident how much love she had for her family. Im not sure Ive ever seen that love reflected as well as Ive seen it in your family. Make no mistake, she has passed on a wonderful legacy. The joy and love that your family shares are just nothing short of amazing. We feel so blessed to have been part of many of those memories and share your sadness today at her passing. We pray in time that these wonderful memories and the knowledge that she is reunited with your dad/grandpa will bring you peace and comfort. Much love to all of you
Dave, Karyn, David, Joey and Ben
Karyn Ross
May 23, 2020
I loved her, she was a joy to be around, I was blessed to have known her, my sympathy goes out to her family, God Bless You all
Pamela Shaffner
May 22, 2020
What a great sister. mother. We got along so well for so many years even though I would love to tease her. She loved people and loved to talk with people. She loved Texas especially San Antonio. I will really miss her. Prayers for her, all her children, relatives , and friends. Bob Eyler
May 22, 2020
Lynsey Rice
May 22, 2020
I remember the first time I met Mrs. Sylvia and the Mr. They both were loving, accepting, fun-loving genuine ppl. I consider a Blessing to have known them throughout these years. God Bless the Family, Thank you Kim, for introducing me to your amazing parents. Ms. Sylvia had a way of making me laugh and feel special at every chance meeting, loved that she always knew my name....
My Condolences, my prayers,
Eric D Smith
Eric Smith
May 22, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the family and Sylvia will be deeply missed by my family
Kelly Eyler
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