June 30, 1928 - June 12, 2021
Mary Knauer, age 92, passed away June 12, 2021, in her home in Estero FL. She was born in the coal mining town of Ashley, PA and moved to New Jersey when her father found a job as a mechanic with the Central Railroad of New Jersey. As one of seven children, growing up during tough economic times, Mary made the best of it with roller skating, penny candy and skipping school to go window shopping with her mother. From this meager but happy childhood, Mary learned to be self-reliant; honed a keen wit and developed a knack for forming friendships that would last a lifetime. In addition to having three children and running the household, Mary worked in sales, as a medical office assistant and in real estate. Until this past year she was highly active enjoying tennis, bocce, Wii bowling, dancing at the Cascades Clubhouse and frequent trips to consignment shops. Mary was a generous and longtime supporter of St. June Children’s Research Hospital. She is survived by her sister, Ruth Franz, Lancaster, PA., three children, Anne Gilbertson (San Juan Capistrano, CA), Mary Jane Haschig (Lakesville, MN), Roy Knauer (Bonita Springs, FL) six grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her loving husband Howard. Mary and Howard were married 65 years and shared a wonderful life together. A private, family service is being planned for later this summer. Mary will be inurned with her husband in the Sarasota National Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. To sign Mary’s guest register or leave online condolences, please visit www.ShikanyFuneralHome.com Arrangements are being handled by Shikany’s Bonita Funeral Home Family Owned and Operated Since 1978.
Mary Knauer, age 92, passed away June 12, 2021, in her home in Estero FL. She was born in the coal mining town of Ashley, PA and moved to New Jersey when her father found a job as a mechanic with the Central Railroad of New Jersey. As one... View Obituary & Service Information
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