Elmer Y. Knauer

Born: Wed., Dec. 19, 1945
Died: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019


1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Nov. 26, 2019
Location: Switzer Funeral Home

Funeral Service

4:00 PM Tue., Nov. 26, 2019
Location: Switzer Funeral Home

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Elmer Y. Knauer
PORT ALLEGANY- Elmer Y. Knauer, 73, of Benson Hollow Rd., passed away unexpectedly Friday (Nov. 22, 2019) in his home.
     Born December 19, 1945, in Rehrersburg, PA, he was a son of George and Kathryn Yost Knauer. He married Gloria Jean Sherwood, who died June 10, 2002.
      Elmer was a longtime resident of the area and attended the Sartwell Creek Union Church, Burtville.  
      Mr. Knauer was a self-employed dairy farmer for 42 years, before his retirement.
      He enjoyed farming, hunting, and spending time with his family and his dogs.
       Surviving are a son, Elmer E. (Shana) Knauer of Port Allegany; a daughter, Tonya J. (Tom) Sorton of Port Allegany;  two grandchildren, Elmer C. Knauer and Klarah J. Knauer both of Port Allegany; two brothers, George Y. Knauer and Phares Y. (Betty) Knauer both of Coudersport; eight sisters: Pauline Y. Hartranft of Myerstown, PA, Kathryn Y. (Leroy) Hartranft of Bernville, PA, Minnie Y. (Phil) Morey of Roulette, Marie Y. Young and Edith Y. (Randy) Empson both of Genesee, PA. Louisa Y. Berndt of Fleetwood, PA, Emma Y. Dynda of Port Allegany, Ida Mae Y. (Bill) Chilson of Foley, AL; a brother-in-law, Larry Rockefeller of Bolivar, NY; a sister-in-law, Barbara Knauer of Port Allegany; and several nieces and nephews.  
     He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, David Y. Knauer and Noah Y. Knauer; two sisters, Mildred Y. Hartranft, Josephine Y. Rockefeller; 5 brothers-in-law, and 2 sisters-in-law.
      Friends will be received from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 26, 2019) in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. with Rev. Allen Long, pastor of the Sartwell Creek Union Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany.
      Memorials can be made to the McKean County SPCA.
      Condolences can be made @www.switzerfuneralhome.com.

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