William T. Kniker
1929 - 2018
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AUGUST 30, 1929 - AUGUST 17, 2018
William "Ted" Theodore Kniker, M.D. passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on Friday, August 17, 2018 in San Antonio. He was born in Seguin, Texas on August 30, 1929 to Theodore and Alice Kniker. He and his family settled in San Antonio in 1969 when he entered the faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center.
His impactful career as an allergist/ immunologist spanned over sixty decades both at the UTHSCSA and in private practice, in which he touched countless lives with his compassionate care. In his capacity as Vice President of the Board and Chair of the Clinical Services Committee of the Autism Treatment Center of San Antonio, Dr. Kniker's professional background provided valuable guidance to an organization very dear to his heart as it provides critical resources to individuals with autism, including his own son. In addition to his professional pursuits, Ted loved travel, exercise, reading, classical music, singing, dining out, and, of course, his red wine. Time spent with family and friends was one of Ted's greatest joys. Although his death leaves an ache in our hearts, we are comforted by memories of his love, laughter, and zest for life. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Kenneth Kniker; and his son-in-law, Abderazak Kerfai. Survivors include daughters, Dorothy Anne Kniker, Judith Elise Gellhausen (John), and Emily Maria Vogt (William); son, Jeremy Albin Kniker; grandchildren, Abderrazak (Alexandra) and Mariam Kerfai, David, Katherine, and Elise Gellhausen, and Benjamin Vogt; brothers, Charles and James Kniker; dear family friend, Walter Allison; and beloved extended family as well as numerous former colleagues, students, and patients. Visitation with the family and viewing will be on Friday, August 24, from 6:00-9:00 PM in the Reflection Room at Porter Loring Mortuary North.

AUGUST 25, 2018
10:00 AM

Rev. Dr. Charles Robert R. Kniker will officiate. Interment will follow in Mission Burial Park North. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be designated to the Dr. Kniker Memorial Gift at the Autism Treatment Center of San Antonio Wall of Hope site, http://www.atcwallofhope.org/
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Published in San Antonio Express-News on Aug. 22, 2018.
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August 25, 2018
Ted will be missed! Prayers for all!
Anita Branstetter
August 24, 2018
It was my pleasure to know Ted through associations with Texas Lutheran University, St. John's Lutheran Church in San Antonio, and the Texas Bach Choir. I particularly recall that when my son was seriously injured in an accident, Ted was one of the first to come to the hospital to check on how he was doing. My wife joins me in offering our sympathy to the family. Ralph Falkenberg
August 24, 2018
First and foremost my condolences to the family. It was a pleasure to have worked with Dr. Kniker for 10 plus years. You were full of knowledge and took the time to teach me with such patience. I appreciated your tolerance with my sense of humor. I as well appreciate you treating my children. I thank you for allowing me to be someone in your life.

Sylvia Garcia
August 24, 2018
My deepest condolences to the Kniker family. Dr K, you will be missed deeply. I will always treasure the gifts you would bring us from all your travels. Thank you for always taking care of my kids when we needed you. Rest in eternal Peace
Yvette Gonzalez
August 24, 2018
My deepest to the family of Ted. He was a dear friend in the Texas Bach Choir. May he rest in the peace of our Lord.
Carol Anne KOEHL
August 24, 2018
My memories are of a man who was always in the moment and genuinely interested in the other person. You gracefully touched our lives and made a real difference for all of us. Once in everyone's lifetime, a person should be lucky enough to have a friend like Ted come along. Those of us who knew him got very lucky.
Anthony Risenhoover
August 24, 2018
Anthony Risenhoover
August 24, 2018
Our sincere condolences to all the Kniker family. We are with you in this difficult time when you have to let your beloved family member go. We are sure the love William inspired in you will stay with you and be a guiding light for you throughout your lives.
-The Bracale family from Nackenheim/Germany, friends of William's daughter Dorothy
August 23, 2018
I love you, Daddy. ❤Dorothy
August 23, 2018
Our sympathies to the family.

Sandi Koenig (former ATC Board Member) and
John Koenig
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August 22, 2018
My thoughts and sincere prayers to the entire Knicker family. Our community will miss Doctor Knicker in many ways and we all share in your sorrow. May God bless you all in this difficult time and may peace be in your hearts.
-Stowell Hanson, work friend of Dorothy Knicker. Aug 22, 2018
Stowell Hanson
August 22, 2018
Dear Daddy: I can still feel the strength of your hand in mine from my visits with you earlier this month. You made the most of life until the very end. I love you and I am so very proud to be one of your children. May you "shine where you love" forever.
Emily Vogt
August 22, 2018
My dear Ted, how much I appreciated your kind smile and loving attention to all you met! My deepest condolences to his family. Ted always made others feel welcome in his company.
August 22, 2018
My condolences to the Kniker family. Ted was a great guy and he will be missed.
Lynne Perry
August 22, 2018
I'm sorry for your loss of Ted. I'm sure your hearts are heavy at this time. May the " God of all comfort" bring comfort to your family (2 Cor 1:3). He will be at rest and in God's memory.
August 22, 2018
Doctor Ted was a great friend, colleague and mentor. I took his wise advise about my career and found that he was correct. Ted was an excellent clinician and I trusted him with many of my patients.
I fondly remember the many times we would greet each other at social events, " Hi, Dr. Ted ! "
I miss him already.

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