Robert Knarr (1926 - 2014)

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  • "Deeply saddened by the loss of a friend and neighbor. Bob..."
    - Tina Stewart
  • "So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for."
    - Sam and Barb Miceli
  • "So sorry for your loss,may God keep you in his loving hands..."
    - Mary Curry
  • "Love you Uncle Bob. I am going to really miss you. I will..."
    - patti shaffer
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Robert M. Knarr, 88, DuBois, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at the DuBois Nursing Home.
Mr. Knarr was born Aug. 22, 1926, in Brady Township, the son of the late Calvin Paul and Vera Almeta Coon Knarr.
He had worked for Schneider Motors, DuBois Brewing Co., Kitchens-by-Basil, Rocky Mountain Railcar and was a self-employed residential contractor.
He was an Army Veteran of World War II serving in the European Theater.
Mr. Knarr was fond of the outdoors, loved to camp, fish and hunt. He was also a master craftsman and wood carver.
He is survived by his wife, Leoda M. Peterson Knarr whom he married Feb. 15, 1947; five children: Diane (Knarr) Maynard and her husband, Ron, of Brighton, Colo., Randy Knarr and his wife, Brenda, of DuBois, Kevin Knarr and his wife, Susan of Portage, Sheri (Knarr) Andrews and her husband, Jim, of Jupiter, Fla., and Jody Knarr of DuBois; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Mr. Knarr was the last member of his generation.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Gary Knarr; four brothers: Violus D., Clifton, Calvin and Wilbur Knarr; three sisters: Wanda (Knarr) Shaffer, Gwendolyn (Knarr) Benzino and Caroline (Knarr) Durkin; and a granddaughter, Heather Lynn Himes.
Honoring Mr. Knarr's wishes there will be no public visitation or services. Interment will be in Prospect Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Pennsylvania Wildlife Habitat Unlimited, P.O. Box 851, DuBois, PA 15801.
The Mohney-Yargar Funeral Chapel Inc., DuBois, is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Courier Express from Aug. 29 to Aug. 30, 2014
Arrangements under the direction of:
Mohney-Yargar Funeral Chapel, Inc.
142 West Long Ave | Du Bois, PA 15801 | (814) 371-2521
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