Herman Kniesch
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Obituary of Herman A. Kniesch

Herman Anthony Kniesch was born on February 9, 1946 and passed away on July 28, 2018. Herman was a resident of Prattsburgh, NY.

Herman was predeceased by Carl and Irene Kniesch of Pelham, NY. He is survived by the love of his life, wife, Nancy (Moorman), his daughter Jennifer Kniesch and husband Todd Arsenault, his son Geoff Kniesch and wife Tabitha Kniesch, their children Shelby and Jackson Kniesch, his sister Lenor (Kniesch) Plummer and her husband Rick Plummer, their children and families, along with his former spouse Laura Stuart, besides further extended family and many wonderful friends. His dogs Cooper, Nellie and Jack were always his constant companions.

Herman had a full and exciting life. After growing up in Pelham, NY and attending the Pelham, NY school system, he received a Bachelor of Science, honorably served in the US Army in Vietnam, and worked at a variety of sales positions. He volunteered for the Pelham, NY Fire Department from the late 1960's to the early 1970's, lived in the South Salem area from the mid-1970's for approximately 20+ years and was previously an EMT in Pound Ridge, NY in the late 1990's, when he and Nancy met.

Herman was an avid cook, who loved preparing and sharing recipes with family and friends. He was a fan of the New York Yankees, New York Rangers, and Denver Broncos, which he watched and discussed often with other fans. Herman loved golf, fly fishing, and softball, to name a few sports and leisure activities that he mastered. He especially loved fly fishing with his best friend and wife Nancy, and with Jennifer and Geoffrey on Lake Kitchawan, which provided him many stories to share. He was a good sport when his wife caught more fish than him. Herman retired to Prattsburgh, NY as a gentleman farmer. Because he was a skilled outdoorsman and hand craftsman, he made the upkeep of the farm look easy. There wasn't anything he couldn't do except back up a boat. He surrounded himself with music; Creedence Clearwater Revival, Moody Blues and Santana, in particular.

A private celebration of Herman's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in Herman's name be made to the St. Jude Children's Hospital.

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