John Stephens Knaby
John (72) of Enola, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, July 2, 2023. He was born on November 6, 1950, the son of Teresa A. and the late William H. Knaby. He was predeceased by his wife, Catherine, in 1997.
John is survived by his brother Lou (Kate), sisters Carrie Vogelsong, Nancy Knox (Dennis) and Dorothy Kamal (Dan), 12 nieces and nephews and 22 great-nieces and nephews who he treated as his own children and who will miss him very much. He also is survived by Jane English, who was a great friend to him and a compassionate lady who helped him through a lot and gave him happiness.
John graduated from East Pennsboro High School in 1968, where he excelled in baseball. He was a Vietnam veteran who served in the United States Marine Corps from 1969 to 1973. He retired from the US Postal Service.
John loved golf, slow pitch softball, and trips to Cape May, NJ. He liked to travel, read and listen to classical and gospel music. He was an artist, photographer, writer, wine connoisseur, bird watcher, trail biker, kayaker, hiker who hiked many sections of the Appalachian Trail, and a camper who loved the outdoors. Through all these activities he attracted many friends. He never met a stranger who didn’t soon become his friend. He was caring and compassionate and always offered a helping hand to those in need, often without the knowledge of others. He expressed the following message to his family and friends: Thank you. I was truly blessed by each of you a million times over.
At John’s request, private graveside services were held at Indiantown Gap Military Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Life Choices Clinic, 2515 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill PA 17011.
The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Knaby Family.