In Memory

Stanley Knappenberger

In Loving Memory of Stan Knappenberger
Stanley "Stan" Albin Knappenberger, 53, of Bear Wallow Trail, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2010.


Mr. Knappenberger was born November 4, 1957 in Lehigh, Pennsylvania. He retired from the United States Navy with 22 years of honorable service and dedication to his country. During his military career he was a radiographic inspector and a repairman of nuclear submarines. Stan loved life and his sense of humor and practical jokes will always be remembered by his many friends and family. He was also an avid golfer and his goal of playing a round of golf in every state of the United States was accomplished with a collection of souvenir golf balls from each course. Stan was a man of many interests and he also enjoyed collecting model cars, Lionel trains, and Florence and Giuseppe Armani figurines. His devotion to his country and his love for his family shall always be remembered.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Albin Yutizo and Sadie Meinhart Knappenberger and two brothers, Albert and Marshall Knappenberger.


Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Cynthia Quattlebaum Knappenberger; daughters, Kathleen Knappenberger of Hinesville, GA and Selina Knappenberger of Maryland ; step-children, Kevin Boris and his wife, Shelli Boris of Huger, SC, Toria Boris of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Amanda Ludlum of Myrtle Beach, SC ; grandchildren, Summer, Brooke, Sadie, Alyssa and Cody; two sisters, Marlene Knappenberger of Allentown, PA and Kathy Yutizo of Allentown, PA.


The family will be receiving friends from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. Monday, January 3, 2011 at Crawford / Ray Funeral Home. A funeral service with military honors will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 7, 2011 at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia, SC.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 341, Canton, NC 28716.


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03/14/11 10:34 AM #1    

Angela Drake

Stanley sat next to me in physics science class in eleventh grade.  He used to come in late humming under his breath; "Smoking in the Boy's Room" which is exactly what he was doing! He was always making me laugh with his wild comments.  Once he stole my test to copy from it and I had to pretend I was still writing! On the countertop!  He was a character for sure and I always wondered how he was.  Stan the Man; a true original!  I am sad I never got a chance to see him all grown up and to laugh together over our high school times together.

03/16/11 10:40 PM #2    

Dave Reznick


Its hard to believe that it's almost three  months since Stan's sister called me to tell me of his passing,him and I were best friends from kindergarten on through to our Sr. year and from 9thto 12th grade we were insepratable.Summer trip's to Betzville to partyin,hangin out and working at hillside(supposedly working).I'll never forget the day he called me up to come check out his new car,I figured like a65 chevy or something.Man his mom bought him a brand new loaded(like us) 1974 Dodge Charger man we were livin large then

After school I joined the navy and Stan figured on college,he didnt figure on the studing part though,and one day in Japan I got called to our Divison office when I got there the LT. said Reznick do something with this guy he claims to know you.I didn't know he joined up or asked to be sent overseas like I did, were we spent the next 4yrs together he stayed over there and I came back stateside.He married a girl I introduced him to while we were over there.The next time we saw each again was in Norfolk Va. he was stationed on a sub tender working on nuclear submarines.I guess that was about 1988/1989.

He got stationed in Fla. and in the Carolina's after that but we lost touch,I have since been in touch with his wife Stan has two grown daughters that I've been getting to know they enjoy the million stories I have about me and Stan.

Miss ya goof ball,rest in peace, hey maybe your in heaven cruisin in that 74 Charger having all kinds of good times again.

07/09/11 09:58 AM #3    

Cindy Dilliard (Kebort)

OMG I don't get on this site very often and don't read the newspaper so you can imagine the shock on reading about Stan who I knew since we were little. We even got confirmed together (yes picture Stan in a white choir type gown in church, lol not really his style back then). I remember him and Rez who I swear were joined at the hip all the time. My sympathy to the Stan's family. I'm positive he is cruisin up above and watching over us so someday we will all be together again. RIP old friend

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