Mrs. Eleanor “Ellie” Margaret Knauer, age 85, entered into rest on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 with her family by her side. Graveside services will be 10:30 AM Monday, February 21, 2022 at Mountain View Cemetery, Hazelton, PA.
Mrs. Knauer was born December 19, 1936 in Brooklyn, NY a daughter of the late Hugh Charles and Josephine Elinor Moore Grandison. She was a retired librarian with PerkinElmer with over 21 years of service. An avid reader, Ellie enjoyed reading mysteries. Of all things that brought enjoyment, time spent doting on her grandchildren was of utmost importance.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Knauer was also preceded in death by her husband, John Jacob Knauer, Sr.; brothers, Hugh Charles Grandison, Jr., and Paul James Grandison; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Knauer, and Ruth Knauer; brothers-in-law, Fredrick, George, William, and Carl Knauer; nieces, Deborah Knauer Polycranos, and Geralyn Grandison; and nephew, Charles Grandison.
Survivors include her son, John Jacob (Brigid) Knauer, Jr. of Brookfield, CT; daughter, Eleanor Dorothy Knauer of Waxhaw, NC; grandchildren, William, Courtney, and Melissa of Brookfield, CT and Ariel and Katelyn of Waxhaw, NC; great granddaughter, Aubrey of Waxhaw, NC; sister-in-law, Sara Grandison of Beth Page, NY; and niece, Catharine (Alan) Alfano of Charlottesville, VA.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC and Krapf & Hughes Funeral Home of Drums, PA is serving the Knauer family.