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Antique Vintage 19


Robert M. Knittle

December 11, 1938 ~ September 28, 2019 (age 80)

Robert M. Knittle, 80, of West Penn Township, died Saturday, September 28, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Coaldale. He was the husband of Lucille (Cunfer) Knittle. They would have celebrated 20 years of marriage on October 1, 2019. Prior to retiring, Robert owned and operated Summit Hill Paint and Glass and Knittle Hardware, Lansford for over 29 years. Born in Coaldale, he was the son of the late Robert T. and Emily (Dotter) Knittle. He was a member of Zion’s Stone Church of West Penn Township. He was an Army veteran having served during the Berlin Crisis with the 51st Infantry. He was a member of Andreas Sporting Club, West Penn Rod Gun Club, Summit Hill Legion Post #316, the Antique Engine Tractor and Toy Club, Bowers and the former Summit Hill Rod and Gun Club. He lived and worked on his family farm for fifty years. Robert enjoyed collecting antiques, farming, raising chickens and his dog. When he was younger, he loved to hunt, fish and take care of his horse. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara (Strohl). Surviving in addition to his wife, Lucille, are a son, Robert L., and a daughter, Debra, both of West Penn Township; a step-daughter, Denise Fink, a brother, Edwin and his wife Liz, both of Lehighton; a sister, Betsy, wife of Harold Ziegler, of Easton; two grandchildren, Emma and Paige, several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 11am on Friday, October 4, 2019, at Zion’s Stone Church, 45 Cemetery Rd, New Ringgold, PA 17960, with Rev. Russell Campbell officiating. Calling hours 9-11am. Interment in the church cemetery. Contributions may be made in his name to the church. Arrangements are being handled by the Hartman Funeral Home, 1791 West Penn Pike, Rte. 309, New Ringgold. Online condolences may be made at

Donations may be made to:

Zion's Stone Church Of West Penn Township
45 Cemetery Road, New Ringgold PA 17960
Tel: 1-570-386-5111

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