Edgar William Knaub

Edgar William Knaub Jr., 81, of Willow Street, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022. Edgar was born in York, PA. His mother was Loretta Helfrich Knaub and father was  Edgar Willian Knaub Sr.  Edgar is the oldest of nine siblings.

Edgar graduated from York High School in 1958, then from York Community college, followed by Elizabethtown College and Union College in Schenectady, NY where he earned an advanced degree in chemistry. Edgar began his career in GE Silicones, then contributed the majority of his working life to Armstrong World Industries in Lancaster, PA.

Edgar Married Carol Anne Bratton in 1962. His children are David Knaub (wife Betsy Knaub),Sue Snyder (husband Tom Snyder), Laura Norton (husband Jim Norton), and Stephanie Bernard (husband Dominic Bernard). Edgar has nine grandchildren: Brian Knaub, Josh Knaub, Kristin Wert, Kayla Hilton, Jessica Paradise, Nate Norton, Anthony Bernard, Nick Bernard, and Alex Bernard.  Edgar and Carol loved to travel the world together, visiting the Holy Lands, Israel, Egypt, Africa and many other places. A favorite family gathering place for over a generation is Chincoteague, VA, where Edgar and family enjoyed the community, kayaking, fishing, crabbing, and all areas of the beach. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this August.

Edgar and Carol purchased a parcel of land in 1974 in Southern Lancaster County, and over a period nearly 50 years developed the property in coordination with the family into a hospitable country home with a full meadow of trees and plantings, a pond, terraces, and gardens. Edgar dedicated his life in service to others. He served in Stephen Ministries, Contact
Counseling, various church functions and Water Street Rescue Mission. He also had a love for helping people in pursuit of education, and served on school boards, science fair coaching and
judging, and teaching.

A funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 31 S. Duke Street, Lancaster, PA. Family and friends will be received from 10 AM until the time of service. Interment and luncheon will follow. The service will also be available for virtual viewing via Trinity’s Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/holytrinity.lancaster

Cremation Services of Lancaster – (717) 273-6283


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  • I was very sorry to learn of the passing of Ed. I was a fellow employee of Armstrong World Industries with Ed, and we both spent quite a few years in R&D. I also knew Ed from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lancaster. I am sure Ed will be greatly missed. I offer my condolences to Ed’s wife Carol and family.

  • Dear Carol, As I age I get slower but I wish to send you condolences with the loss of Ed He was one fine gentle man a really dependable Contact volunteer. Nancy G

  • I believe there are hidden treasures in those that cross our paths in life and I have found that treasure in Ed’s heart the first hour I had met him ,despite the cancer he had talked about how blessed he was and at that moment I knew the beauty of his heart.
    He will forever be etched in my heart and a constant reminder to always see the beauty and the blessings in all that surrounds us despite our circumstances.
    Our God is forever good and I pray His peace will guide and comfort you all ,my deepest sympathys

  • Mrs Knaub and family, I’m very sorry for your loss. I believe that I first met Tall Ed about 37 years ago, at trinity Lutheran Church or at Willow Street U C C. We did some service together. Ed was always a very pleasant man, and I do believe that he will surely be missed and remembered by our mutual friends. We did, at times, talk about our mutual belief in the Trinity, and I believe that Ed is now with our Lord and Savior, where we will meet again ” Those who live in the Lord will never meet for the last time ” See you later Ed Respectfully Yours, Joe Halpin

  • We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Pete. He was such a great man and was kind to everybody. I have so many happy memories of being at your house for the holidays. Know that in this time of sorrow that you are in our thoughts and we send our love to all of you.

    • Hi Karen. Thank you for your kind words. He was a fighter right up until the end. We are all heartbroken.

  • So sorry to hear about the loss of my cousin Ed, “May the Good Lord have mercy on him and his family.” We will keep Ed and his family in our prayers.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. He was such a kind and caring man and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. May you find comfort in the many wonderful memories you have. God’s peace to you and the family.
    I’m sorry we won’t be able to attend the service as we’re still in FL.

  • Aunt Carol, David, Sue, Laura,Steph & family, I am so sorry for the heartache & loss that you are all experiencing. Please know that we extend our deepest condolences and love to you in your sorrow.
    Love Karen, Martin, Nolan & Wyatt Smith

    • Thank you, Karen. You know what we are going through. We were blessed to have such a wonderful man in our lives for as long as we did.

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