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Theresa Frances Knauer

December 10, 1929 ~ October 1, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Theresa Knauer Obituary

Theresa Frances Knauer passed away on October 1, 2023, at the age of 93. She was born on December 10, 1929, in Akron, Ohio, the ninth of eleven children born to Marie and Francis Clark. She graduated from Our Lady of the Elms School, attended The University of Akron, and worked at the Ohio Edison Company.

She enjoyed music, charitable work, church, golf, bridge, vacations, books, ice cream, and would try anything once. She could sew or knit anything, and made the best chocolate chip cookies. Despite her mild manner, those close to her knew she had a keen sense of humor and was a fierce competitor in any game. She loved her family most of all, and she was our role model for her goodness and empathy. Her family wishes to thank the aides who helped care for her in the last years of her life.

Theresa was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Charles; her beloved daughter, Lisa; her parents; and all of her siblings. Theresa is survived by her children, John (Cindy), Lynn (Ed), Dave (Cathy), and Tom (Missy); her nine grandsons, David, Mark, Brian, Michael, Josh, Andrew, Zach, Jason, and George; her only granddaughter, Frances; and six great grandchildren.

Rite of Christian Burial Mass will be celebrated 11:00 A.M. FRIDAY October 6, 2023 at St. Sebastian Church, 476 Mull Avenue, Akron, Ohio. The family will receive friends one hour prior to mass at the church. Inurnment at Rose Hill Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Theresa’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society ( or to St. Sebastian Parish. (

Services in care The Billow Funeral Homes & Crematory, Fairlawn Chapel, 85 N Miller Road  Akron, OH  44333.

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October 6, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Sebastian Catholic Church
476 Mull Ave
Akron, OH 44320

Mass of Christian Burial
October 6, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Sebastian Catholic Church
476 Mull Ave
Akron, OH 44320

Inurnment following funeral service

Rose Hill Burial Park
3653 W. Market St.
Fairlawn, OH 44333


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