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George James Knouff Jr.

December 17, 1942 — August 8, 2013

P. DEAN HOMER FUNERAL HOME 206 WATER STREET PO BOX 1 DUSHORE, PA 18614 TEL 570 928-8163 FAX 570 928-8116 Email OBITUARY August 8, 2013 Mr. George J. Knouff Jr., age 70, of Dushore, PA passed away on Thursday, August 08, 2013 at his home with his loving family at his side. George was born December 17, 1942 in Irvington, Essex County, NJ a son of George J. Knouff Sr. and Sonia Lehenke. He married the former Concetta Lia of Belleville, NJ on December 28, 1963, they would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this coming December. George served in the US Army and the National Guard as a Staff Sergeant with the 50th Armor Division, then with the 1st Army as a platoon Sgt. He served in the National Guard during the riots of the 1960’s. He studied and obtained his engineering license and began work for AT&T Bell Labs. While at Bell Labs in the 1980 he was instrumental in getting AT&T to donate a retired Fire Engine to the Dushore Fire Company. He retired at age 55 to take up a second career as a Horse and Livestock dealer. He worked among the Amish who had horses with good driving standards. He owned and operated Foxmoor Farms in NJ, mainly in boarding and sales. He boarded as many as 120 head at a time. It took a lot of hired help for everything to run smoothly. He then downsized retired to having animals at home. George was a member of St. Basil’s Church in Dushore, PA and a life member of Telecom Pioneers of America, American Legion State Post in Harrisburg, PA and A.Q.H.A., P.S.A and the N.R.A. Surviving: Spouse: Connie at home Two daughters: Karen (Shawn) Abernethy Laporte, PA Kathryn Knouff Colorado Springs, CO Son: David (Kelly) Knouff Dushore, PA 8 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter, one niece and three nephews. He was predeceased by his son George III on March 19, 2013 and a grandson, Charles James Arnold;a sister, Kathryn Knouff and a brother John Knouff. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, his pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Basil’s Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA 18614. To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of George James Knouff Jr., please visit our flower store.


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