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Harry Knox

Harry Robert Knox

Wednesday, February 24, 1943 - Monday, December 16, 2019
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Obituary

Harry Robert Knox, 76 of Tipton, died Monday, December 16, 2019 at The Village at Morrisons Cove. He was born in Altoona on February 24, 1943, the son of the late Harry I. and Marian (Fleck) Knox. He was married to Aneta Braughler who preceded him in death in 1978. Harry is survived by one sister: Anne (Gerard) Gross of State College; one brother: David Knox of Latrobe; two nieces: Elizabeth Gross of State College and Jennifer McDonald of Alexandria, VA; one nephew: Stephen Gross of New York City; and five great-nieces and nephews: Eoinn Maguire, Lillian & Rachel McDonald, Duncan & Lucille Gross.
Harry was a 1961 graduate of Bellwood-Antis High School. After graduation he enlisted in the US Navy where he served as a naval communications specialist on several destroyers. After serving his country, Harry began working for Beasley Motor Rebuilders after which he drove a truck for Aetna Freightliners and finally retiring as an independent truck driver for Daily Express. Through all of his time driving freight he had no accidents and is proud of his 41 years of safe driving.
Harry was a member of Logan Valley Presbyterian Church in Bellwood and a member of Daily Express’s Million Miles Club, totaling over 2,000,000 miles without accident. He was also the organizer of the annual “Pipehauler Picnic”, was an avid reader of many books on history and biographies. He enjoyed hiking in the woods and drove cross-country several times with his wife before her passing. Harry often gave blood and was proud to have donated over 200 pints in his lifetime.
Friends will be received at the Richard H. Searer Funeral Home, Inc. on Friday, December 20, 2019 at 10 am for visitation followed by an 11 am funeral service with military honors at the funeral home with pastor Karen Ward officiating. Interment will be made at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are under the care of the Richard H. Searer Funeral Home, Inc.
www.searerfuneralhomeinc.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 20, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Friday, December 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Richard H. Searer Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    115 W 10th Street
    Tyrone, PA 16686
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  • Service

    Friday, December 20, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, December 20, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Richard H. Searer Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    115 W 10th Street
    Tyrone, PA 16686
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Karen Ward
  • Interment

    Friday, December 20, 2019 | 1:00am
    When
    Friday, December 20, 2019 1:00am
    Location
    St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available

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Kristi Smith

Posted at 08:08am
All of us here at Daily Express remember Harry with fondness. I knew Harry for many years and always enjoyed our working relationship. I think I will always remember him at the Safety Banquet - even after he retired he was always there. He will be sorely missed this year, but I know he will be there in spirit. All of here at Daily Express send our condolences to his family. We will keep Harry alive in our memories.
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Patricia Barchuk

Posted at 08:07am
Harry and I started working at Daily Express in 1976. I was the switchboard operator so I spoke to Harry often when he would call
in. We established a good friendship and had many wonderful conversations. The last time I spoke to or saw him was in 2017
when I stopped in to see him at the assisted living facility. I am so glad we had that time to visit. RIP, Harry. God Bless!

Patricia Barchuk
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Holly

Posted at 07:38am
So very sorry for the loss of Harry. I was one of his nurses at two different facilities - he had a great sense of humor. I loved his trucker jokes. And his stories of driving. I met Harry in a low time in his life - I tried to ease the pain every time I saw him. Yet he made an impact on me. I was thinking about him the other day - he popped into my head. Now I know why. He came to say goodbye. My condolences to his family and friends. May he be at peace in Heaven with a rig and his wife. God bless.
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