Joan A. Knecht (Weirich)
Joan A. Knecht, 85, of Pocono Pines passed away on Friday, January 19 in Weatherwood Healthcare Center in Weatherly.
She was the wife of the late Arthur Knecht Jr.
Born in Pocono Pines, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Alice (Sansenbach) Weirich.
She and her husband had owned and operated Art Knecht & Sons Plumbing and Excavating in Pocono Pines from 1958 until 2006.
Joan was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in Pocono Pines and the American Legion Post 413 Ladies Auxiliary in Pocono Lake but family always came first for Joan. She was a doting wife and mother and was always active in the school PTO when her sons were in school as well as attending all of her boy's athletic events.
She is survived by two sons, Dale Knecht and his wife Donna of Pocono Pines and Dean Knecht of Pocono Pines; a daughter-in-law, Donna Knecht of Pocono Pines; a sister, Donna Burke of Long Pond; eight grandchildren, Melissa, Chad, Adam, Blake, Brianna, Cody, Madison and Paige; a great granddaughter, Olivia and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son Dennis L. Knecht, by sisters, Doris Scott, Marlene Kolodziejski and Patricia Reed and by brothers, Robert, John, Kenneth, Barry and Richard Weirich.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, January 24 from Salem UCC in Pocono Pines with Rev. Michael Longergan officiating. Burial will follow in Pocono Lake Cemetery. There will be no viewing.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salem UCC, P.O. Box 1047, Pocono Pines, PA 18350.
The Kresge Funeral Home, 1763 Route 209 Brodheadsville, is in charge of arrangements.