J. Walter Knobloch (1925 - 2015)

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"J" Walter Knobloch, 90, East Scribner Avenue, DuBois, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at his home.
Born April 3, 1925, in New Castle, he was the son of the late Walter Jacob and Pearl Marie (Young) Knobloch. On April 16, 1948, he married Marilou (McCracken) Knobloch. She survives.
He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving both in World War II and the Korean War.
He retired from Bell Telephone as a field engineer after over 40 years of service.
"J" was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in DuBois and he was active in the DuBois Ministerial Food Pantry. He was a member of the Bell Telephone Pioneers, the Doric Masonic Lodge #630 F&AM in Sewickley, Pa., and the 32nd Degree Valley of Pittsburgh. He was also a longtime member and past president of the DuBois Kiwanis Club and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #455 in New Castle.
He is survived by his children: Michael Knobloch and his wife, Cindy, of DuBois, Patrick Knobloch of State College, Timothy Knobloch and his wife, Elizabeth, of Parkersburg, W. Va., Kathleen Zrowka and her husband, David, of Pittsburgh and Julie Felix and her husband, Rod, of DuBois; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Eleanor Nemeth and Dolores Baskeyfield; and a brother, Edward Knobloch.
Visitation will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home, DuBois. The Bell Telephone Pioneer Service will be held at 3:45 p.m. Sunday afternoon to be followed immediately by Masonic services by the members of the Garfield Lodge # 559 F&AM. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, from Christ Lutheran Church with Pastor John Miller officiating. Full military honors will be accorded at the church by the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard. Burial will be in Castle View Cemetery in New Castle.
Memorials may be sent to the Christ Lutheran Scholarship Fund, 875 Sunflower Drive, DuBois, PA 15801 and/or the DuBois Ministerial Food Pantry, P.O. Box 157, DuBois, PA 15801.
Online condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Courier Express from Aug. 16 to Aug. 17, 2015
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