Obituaries

Douglas Ricketts, Sr.
B: 1944-03-28
D: 2019-09-22
View Details
Ricketts, Sr., Douglas
Ben Henderson
B: 1946-01-03
D: 2019-09-21
View Details
Henderson, Ben
Ronald Ware
B: 1944-09-29
D: 2019-09-21
View Details
Ware, Ronald
Nancy Havens
B: 1937-08-16
D: 2019-09-18
View Details
Havens, Nancy
Francis Overholt
B: 1948-06-20
D: 2019-09-18
View Details
Overholt, Francis
Mark Grady
B: 1974-12-07
D: 2019-09-17
View Details
Grady, Mark
Karin Hensley
B: 1964-11-20
D: 2019-09-17
View Details
Hensley, Karin
Julie Lynette Smith
B: 1967-02-07
D: 2019-09-17
View Details
Smith, Julie Lynette
Mary Bardell
B: 1966-06-17
D: 2019-09-17
View Details
Bardell, Mary
Curtis Hite
B: 1935-12-17
D: 2019-09-16
View Details
Hite, Curtis
Norma McDonald
B: 1933-08-10
D: 2019-09-15
View Details
McDonald, Norma
Patricia Bivons
B: 1937-10-17
D: 2019-09-14
View Details
Bivons, Patricia
Wayne Whitmore
B: 1929-02-26
D: 2019-09-13
View Details
Whitmore, Wayne
Linda Nichols
B: 1948-12-03
D: 2019-09-11
View Details
Nichols, Linda
Thomas Snow
B: 1939-09-07
D: 2019-09-11
View Details
Snow, Thomas
Jean Dignazio
B: 1932-03-04
D: 2019-09-11
View Details
Dignazio, Jean
James Brady
B: 1931-04-19
D: 2019-09-10
View Details
Brady, James
Susan Becker
B: 1946-08-14
D: 2019-09-10
View Details
Becker, Susan
Everett Caton
B: 1943-09-09
D: 2019-09-09
View Details
Caton, Everett
James Chapman
B: 1936-10-22
D: 2019-09-08
View Details
Chapman, James
Edward Hogbin
B: 1943-04-28
D: 2019-09-08
View Details
Hogbin, Edward

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
327 West King Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Phone: 304-263-8896
Fax: 304-263-9248
George Knouse

George Knouse

Saturday, June 17th, 1933 Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of George Knouse, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of George Knouse with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Obituary

Obituary for George H. Knouse

George H. Knouse, 85, passed away Monday, April 22, 2019 at his home in Shepherdstown surrounded by his loving brother Foster “Wib” Knouse, sister-in-law Debbie Knouse, and sister Dolores Knouse Poulin.

He was born on June 17, 1933 in Washington, DC to the late Wilbert and Eva Knouse and had six brothers and sisters.

He graduated Montgomery Blair High School in 1951 and from Catholic University with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1955. He later completed his Master’s Degree in Communications and Management at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. After that he had various jobs in NJ, NY, MD and finally NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, until he retired in 1988.

He married Eileen Laferty in Cheltenham, PA in 1959. George and Eileen loved to travel together. Some of their trips included Ireland, Greece, and Australia. Their beloved daughter and only child, Laura, was a Montgomery County police officer who later became a detective and passed away in 2001. She was a bright light lost far too soon with a passion for helping abused children in her police detective work. After retiring in Shepherdstown, WV in 1989, George spent many years volunteering for Meals on Wheels in Jefferson County, and also volunteered tutoring students in math in Jefferson County schools. George also had many hobbies after retirement, including creating an impressive HO model train layout in his basement. He also spent years completely refurbishing a 1966 Mercedes. George suffered a major stroke in 2010 and spent 3 years at Canterbury Center nursing home. After his wife Eileen passed away in 2012, he spent the remaining years of his life at his home in Shepherdstown in the care of his brother and sister-in-law. Always ready for a challenge, George acquired a passion for doing puzzles, and completed hundreds of them, many 1000 pieces or more. In spite of his great disabilities, he loved life and seeing his family and friends, and had a very special love for children.

He is survived by his son-in-law Chris and wife Tanya Bohrer of Damascus, MD; grandson, Nick Bohrer. A soon-to-be graduate student at Kansas State University; several siblings, nieces, and nephews, and many loving family members and friends.

The Knouse family would like to give special thanks to his loving devoted former aides Laura Leuters, Becca Wexsel, and Patti Goldbranson. Patti gave George such excellent loving end-of-life care the last 7 days of his life.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg, WV 25401.

To send flowers to the family of George H. Knouse, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.
Read Less

Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Brown Funeral Home
    327 West King Street
    MARTINSBURG, WV
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, April 27th, 2019
    3:00pm

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Subscribe to Updates

We encourage you to share any memorable photos or stories about George. All tributes placed on and purchased through this memorial website will remain on in perpetuity for generations.

Gestures of Sympathy

Tribute Wall

Private Condolence
Would you like to attach a photo to your condolence?
Chris, Tanya, Nick, Izzy & Riley sent flowers to the family of George H. Knouse.
Hand delivered by a local florist
Flowers
Chris, Tanya, Nick, Izzy & Riley sent flowers to the family of George H. Knouse.
Hand delivered by a local florist
JG

Julie Gregg

I knew George through Meals-on-Wheels of Jefferson County, where he was president of the executive board and a veteran driver. He was a cheerful, kind and gentle man. It was reassuring to know that he received compassionate care in his own home for the past several years, thanks to your family for making it possible. He gave much, and deserved much.
Comment | Posted at 04:19pm via Condolence
P

Patti Goldbranson

What an honor and privilege it was to know you George. I thank God for Wib and Deb, for trusting me to care for you and Dolores this past year. George you brought so much joy into my life, I enjoyed our long walks around your neighborhood, our morning ritual of singing and laughing together, the look of pure joy on your face as you watched the birds visits your bird feeders, the excitement you and Dolores shared over a March Madness game. “I do please you buddy” had many meanings but to me, it will always mean “I will always love you buddy.”
Comment | Posted at 09:17pm via Condolence
KO

K O

To the family of Mr. Knouse, please accept my sincere condolences. I am deeply sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you at this tragic time. (2nd Corinthians 1:3,4)
For more comfort from the Bible, please visit JW.org.
Comment | Posted at 01:49pm via Condolence
C

Chris, Tanya, Nick, Izzy & Riley

In loving memory & always in our heart
Flower Image

Memorial Flowers Purchased

Chris, Tanya, Nick, Izzy & Riley purchased the Plants-A-Plenty for the family of George Knouse.
Comment | Posted at 09:26am via Floral Arrangements
Loading...

Benefits to Ordering Flowers Through Heartfelt Sympathies

Send Beautiful Flower Arrangements

Ordering through us helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship. Through this service, a card with a picture of your selection will be included so you are able to leave a longer message of support to the family with your thoughtful gesture. Also included is a photo of your arrangement and message which will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website.

The Heartfelt Sympathies Difference:
  • Your flower arrangement will be hand-delivered by a local florist.
  • Choose to send to the service, funeral home, or family's home.
  • Your selected arrangement will be archived in this memorial tribute website in perpetuity.

Why light a candle?

This is why you should light a candle..

Honoring A Life: A Thoughtful Gesture with Global Benefits

Memorial Trees by Honoring A Life

When you choose to have a memorial tree planted for your loved one, you are doing more than simply putting a plant in the ground. You are making a long-term commitment to the environment, and implanting the memories of your loved one in our planet for countless years to come. A memorial tree is a unique tribute that provides global benefits like no other gift could.

What You Receive:
  • A memorial tree planted in the area of greatest need, according to the planting schedule of the American Forests Organization and the Canadian Institute of Forestry.
  • A memorial card to be sent to your home or a person of your choosing which demonstrates the gift you have given.
  • Your name and message listed in this online memorial, and on the honoringalife.org website. (See sample memorial)