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Robert I. McKnight Jr.

McKnight, Robert Jr., 66, Mount Union, passed away Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 6:22 p.m. at home surrounded by his family and friends. Born January 27, 1955, Mount Union, son of the late Robert I. Sr. and Betty K. (Hobble) McKnight. Preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Rhoda M. Hobble; uncles, Raymond L. Hobble Jr. and Kenneth Moore. Survived by wife, Cynthia J. (Himes) McKnight; children, Anthony Sandoval; Christina Sandoval and companion, Mike Miller; Heather C. Sandoval Qureshi; Cristie D. Heffner; and Jessica M. Hamman; grandchildren, Anthony Jr., Katlyn, Braedon, Alissah, Loegan, Alexis, Bryce, Tori, Charity, Zack, Takisha, Ashliegh, Robert, Matthew and Keirstin; great grandchildren, Tarynn, Liam, Felicity and Lynkyn; brother, George McKnight and wife Phyllis; sister, Kathy McKnight Hurley; nephews, Justin, Ryan, Andrew, Nicholas, Ashely and nieces, Wendy, and Lisa; maternal aunt Bonnie L. Moore; and numerous cousins and nieces and nephews. Bob was a graduate of Mount Union Area High School. He retired from JLG after 17 years. Bob also worked for the East Broad Top Railroad. He was an avid fisherman and member of the B.C.A. Pool League and continued to play with the “boys” on a regular basis. Bob loved spending time with his grandkids, family, and friends. He always had a way of bringing laughter with him everywhere he went or an encouraging word when you would least expect it. He enjoyed eating breakfast every morning with the “Breakfast Club” at Checker’s. “Noodle” loved showing everyone the right way to catch a fish or hunt a deer and the way to tell a well exaggerated story of his weekend adventures. Get togethers will never be quite the same. A celebration of life will be held at the Mount Union V.F.W Post 5754, 14646 Crogan Pike, Mount Union (PA), 17066 on Sunday November 7, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Heath-Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 61 E. Shirley St., Mount Union, “Honored Provider of Veterans Funeral Care™.” Condolences may be made at AndersonFamilyFuneralHomes.com.

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Susan Book Ballas Nov 14 2021 6:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert McKnight Jr.

Carol(Hocker) Pyles Nov 7 2021 3:43 PM

I dont know what I am going to do in this cold lonely world without you daddy... I miss you so much now is cant ever imagine healing from this ... I wish there was a way to find my way back to you for I would give anything to hug you and hear you say I love you one more time...

Jessica McKnight Nov 6 2021 12:53 AM

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Jessica McKnight Nov 6 2021 12:51 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert McKnight Jr.

Karen Wertz Nov 4 2021 8:56 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert McKnight Jr.

Katee Snyder Nov 3 2021 7:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert McKnight Jr.

Frankie Rogers and family Nov 3 2021 2:42 PM

You were an amazing uncle to me when I was a niece to you and then an amazing grandpa when you were my sons great grandpa. I'll make sure he remembers you. His dad and I both will. I love you Bob. I'll miss your jokes and that loud laugh of yours. 2009 I was greeted into a wonderful family.

Liz Nov 3 2021 10:24 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert McKnight Jr.

Liam Nov 3 2021 10:19 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert McKnight Jr.

Kathy Book Shearn Nov 3 2021 9:42 AM

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