Lester Eugene Knisely, 84, of North East, MD, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, October 17, 2013.

Born in Troy, WV, on March 6, 1929, he was the son of the late Eric and Ethel (Taylor) Knisely.

Mr. Knisely served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was Class President of his High School graduating class and captain of the basketball team; a graduate of Glenville State College and earned his Master’s Degree from West Virginia University.

He retired from Cecil County Schools with over thirty-one years of service as a teacher and school administrator.

Mr. Knisely was a member of the American Legion Mason Dixon Post 194, Rising Sun, MD. He enjoyed traveling, camping, yard work and everything about the outdoors. He enjoyed square dancing and loved returning to his home state of West Virginia where he was born and raised. Most of all, he loved his family and enjoyed the time he got to spend with them.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years: Alice M. (Peters) Knisely; his daughter: Debbie Grafton and her husband, Scott; two grandsons: Jeff (wife Kate) and Tim Green, all of Elkton; two step grandsons: Matthew and Mason Grafton; one great granddaughter: Raina Green; his sister: Dorothy Radcliff of Glenville, WV; and his nephews and niece in WV: Ricky, Eddie and Ann.

Funeral service were held Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at Crouch Funeral Home, P.A., 127 South Main Street, North East, MD, where the family received guests from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the services.

Interment will be Friday, October 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in Carder Cemetery, Alum Bridge, WV.

For condolences, www.crouch funeralhome.com.


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