Harold “Skip” Knecht age 77 of Brook Park, passed away peacefully while surrounded by family and close friends June 23, 2020. Devoted son of the late Harold and Irene Knecht and son-in-law of Betty and Charles (deceased) Bales. Skip is preceded in death by Bette “Noel”, his beloved wife of 45 years. He is survived in life by Bonnie Palmentera, his Life Partner of 7 years. Loving father to David (Carrie) and Debi (Rich) Readinger. Dear Brother of Linda (Jim) Rusnak, Daryl (Shirley), and the following deceased Delores (Bill) Cameron and Connie Westlake. Cherished Grandfather of Logan (Emily), C.J (Atheena)., Matthew, Katie, and Clay.
Veteran US Navy Vietnam.
Skip was a very active member of the American Legion Post 610 of Brook Park. He was a life member for over 50 years. Two time Past Commander most recently 2009-2010. Skip worked closely as a Liaison between American Legion and the Boy Scouts. He was an Authorized provider in the Military Honors program where he routinely provided Honors at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery for his fallen brothers. He was Commander of Post 610’s Honors Team where he participated in many community events such as the Brook Park Memorial Day Parade.
The family will receive friends in Celebration of Skip’s life at Humenik Funeral Chapel 14200 Snow Rd Brook Park, 44142 on Sunday, June 28, 2020, from 2-6 PM, where Funeral Services will be celebrated at 5:30 PM. For those who wish the family suggests contributions to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300 East 185th Street, Cleveland, OH 44119 Hospicewr.org
Date: Sunday, June 28, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm