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October 3, 1920 — December 11, 2017

Robert H. "Bob" KNOWLES, 97, of Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Ulysses, died Monday, December 11, 2017 in his home.
Born October 3, 1920, in West Rockhill Township, Bucks County, PA, he was the son of Harry Earl and Alice Bertha Emma Geyer Knowles.
He was married to the former Regina Janik, who predeceased him on November 20, 2006.
A World War II Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army in the European Theatre.
Bob was employed by Bracalente Manufacturing Co. in Trumbauersville, PA as plant manager and by Gaines Company, Gaines, PA.
He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Brookland, PA, Susquehannock Trail Club, and served on the Ulysses Library Board of Trustees.  A Boy Scout leader for many years, he was honored with the Silver Beaver and the Order of the Arrow.  The Susquehannock Trail Club honored him with the Wil and Betty Ahn "Big Shoe" Award.
Surviving are:  four children, Arlene Davis and Sandra R. Eisenhart, both of Wellsboro, Robert P. (Darlene) Knowles of Macungie, PA, and Peggy Dunning of Gonzales, LA; 11 grandchildren;  18 great-grandchildren;  nine great-great-grandchildren;  and nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by sons-in-law, Ray L. Eisenhart, Jr. and Robert E. Davis;  and two sisters, Helen Tebeau and Mildred Tebeau.
A private graveside service will be held in All Saints Cemetery, Brookland, PA in Spring 2018.
Memorials may be made to Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.
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