Inez M. Kneidel

Inez KneidelInez M. Kneidel, 98, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 437 South St. Marys Street, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014, at Elk Haven after a lengthy illness.

She was born January 22, 1916 in Vigo Cavedine, Austria, daughter of the late Joseph E. and Angeline Berti Zamboldi. She was a graduate of New Bethlehem High School, Class of 1935 and became a resident of St. Marys in 1937.  She was a retired co-owner of the former Family Market in St. Marys from 1954 until 1987.

On July 15, 1939 in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Charles W. “Buck” Kneidel, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by two daughters, Irene Kneidel-Mery and her husband Paul of Boerne, TX and Sally Geer and her husband Edward of South Williamsport, PA; a son, Dr. Thomas W. Kneidel and his wife Rosemary of Wichita, KS; eleven grandchildren, Stephanie, Timothy, Andrea, Matthew, Gregory, Joseph, Christopher, Michael, Andrew, Alan, and Gretchen; and 24 great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Rex Zamboldi, Aldo Zamboldi, and George Zamboldi. She was the last member of her immediate family.

Mrs. Kneidel was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and was an avid bowler. She was a member of the St. Marys Country Club for many years and was known for her championship golfing, winning the Women’s Championship 19 times.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, October 31, 2014, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA 15857; the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857; or to a favorite charity.

Richard A. Krug October 29, 2014 at 1:37 am

Sally and family, sorry for your loss. Though it may sound trite, we can know with confidence that your dear mother no doubt had a wonderful, full life and now is in a far better place. Sincerely, Richard and Constance Krug, Vail, Arizona

Rocco/Beth Petrilli October 29, 2014 at 9:32 pm

A grand lady who always carried herself well and portrayed a humble nature while dominating the links.

Her 19 championships and kindness she showed to all will never be matched.

John and Mary Beth Zelt October 29, 2014 at 11:57 pm

To Sally, Ed and families, you have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear mother. Though you will miss her, be comforted knowing she is at peace and full of joy in her heavenly home.

Cathy Weisner Dippold November 3, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Sally,
Glad you had such a great mom.
I believe she was great because of the time she spent doing you and your sister’s hair in rag curls for all the years we were in grade school.
With sympathy,
Cathy

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