Harold "Skip" Knecht

Died: June 23, 2020
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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



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Date: Sunday, June 28, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Humenik Funeral Chapel


14200 Snow Road
Brook Park, OH 44142

Service Information

Date: Sunday, June 28, 2020

Time: 5:30 pm

Humenik Funeral Chapel


14200 Snow Road
Brook Park, OH 44142


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July 31, 2008
Died: June 23, 2020

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Florence L Nickersonb posted on 6/30/20

A Salute of Honor from one Veteran to Another. You' ve earned your Wings in my Book! Sending Love & Hugs to the Family.


Ernest/Christine Schwartz posted on 6/30/20

OUR SYMPATHY TO YOUR FAMILY. Ernie and Chris Schwartz Bethany Lutheran and Cleveland Lutheran Veterans Club


Carol Sobota posted on 6/29/20

In memory of Harold "Skip" Knecht, Carol Sobota lit a candle


Ralph Tharpe posted on 6/29/20

My deepest condolences to the family for your loss. Skip was a good friend and Brother . R.I.P. MY BROTHER, YOU HAVE EARNED IT I salute you brother Thank you for your service RIP BROTHER


Joyce & Ed Stimac posted on 6/28/20

So sorry for your loss. Only knew Skip a short time. He was a super guy loads of fun to be around. we will miss you Skipper.


Kevin Starn posted on 6/28/20

So sorry to hear of Skip’s passing. He could put a smile on your face in any situation! I will miss him greatly. My prayers are with you all.


Joan Link posted on 6/28/20

My sincere condolence. I am so sorry for your loss. I will be unable to be there in person but know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Gary and I enjoyed many good times with both Skip and Noel. I cherish those fond memories Lovingly Joan


Edward Ristau posted on 6/28/20

Dear Readinger Family...My sincere condolences on your Dad and Grandfather’s passing. God’s comfort and peace be with you...Edward Ristau


Jack & Jackie Meno posted on 6/28/20

We are very saddened by the passing of Skip. Our condolences to Bonnie and family, and Skip's family. Skip, you will be missed. May you rest in peace ! The Meno Family


Carole Bish posted on 6/27/20

We are so very sorry for the loss of Skip. We got to know him over the last seven years and we have had a lot of fun with him and Bonnie both here in the UP and in Florida. He and Bonnie made their life together in a special way. He will by sadly missed by us. Rodger and Carole Bish


Carl Clay posted on 6/27/20

My deepest condolences to the family for your loss. Skip was a good friend and fellow Supv. at CCP. Devoted to his job and well liked. R.I.P. MY BROTHER, YOU HAVE EARNED IT.


Mark and Diane Kunath posted on 6/27/20

Very sorry to hear we lost another great friend. Always great to see you and your smiling face. We will miss you Skip rest in peace.


ann k burns posted on 6/26/20

I had the opportunity to meet Skip only one occasion but he had such a great personality and he made you feel like he had known you forever. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Thoughts and prayers for Bonnie and the entire family. Ann Burns


Anthony Fernandez posted on 6/26/20

In memory of Harold "Skip" Knecht, Anthony Fernandez lit a candle


Ginny Young posted on 6/25/20

What a complete shock. Bonnie and family, my heart goes out to each of you....end of April Skip shopped for me cause I was afraid to go to store (my COPD).....he was the picture of health......Bonnie you and Skip were wonderful neighbors I looked forward to your time in Florida each year...he just joined the Elks in January.....words just cannot express my feeling for your loss......prayers are with each of you. He will be missed.


Ginny Young posted on 6/25/20

In memory of Harold "Skip" Knecht, Ginny Young lit a candle


Reita Lewis posted on 6/25/20

So sorry. Rest in peace you will be missed.


Ginny Wladecki posted on 6/25/20

Dear Debi, My heart aches for you and your family. I have chosen not to attend the visitation knowing that they would like to keep the numbers down. But I would have wished to have added my support. I found the outpouring of love and concern comforting after Mark's death. I hope you will take strength from those around you that are offering the same.


Laurie thompson posted on 6/25/20

Rest In Peace, Uncle Skip! I’ll never forget you pulling over the car and telling David that you would “beat him with his bloody stump!” You had an infectious laugh that I can still hear at grandma’s card table.David and Debi, I’m so sorry. ❤️


Tyrone Butler posted on 6/25/20

In memory of Harold "Skip" Knecht, Tyrone Butler lit a candle


Tyrone Butler posted on 6/25/20

Logan, my deepest condolences to you and your family for the passing of your grandfather. If there’s anything you need please let me know!!!


Kimberly Palmerton posted on 6/25/20

I am so sorry for your loss may God wrap his arms around you all to help with the pain. David, Debi and family you are in my thoughts and prayers. Kimberly Palmerton


Bruce Bittner posted on 6/25/20

So sorry for your loss. Skip was loved by all who knew him. He will be missed.


Tony and Fay Gorgone posted on 6/25/20

Rest in peace our friend, you will be truly missed ,we will always remember you as you were , and the great get togethers you had and our time on the HONOR GUARD, So sorry for your loss to your family and to Bonnie.