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Barbara E. Knecht

March 4, 1933 ~ March 26, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Barbara Knecht Obituary

Barbara Ribblet Knecht, 90, of Johnstown, passed away on March 26, 2023, at home. Born on March 4, 1933, in Johnstown, daughter of Anthony and Mary (Nicoletti) Crouse. 

Preceded in death by her parents, first husband Gerald Ribblet, second husband John Knecht, daughter Mary Ann (Ribblet) Townsend, and granddaughter Linsey Wolfe. Survived by daughter Carolyn Wolfe, grandchildren Lee Ann (David) Livingston, Michael (Stacie) Townsend, and Wesley Wolfe, great-grandchildren Kaitlyn and Sarah Townsend, Alex Livingston, Landon Lenhart, Owen, and Roman Wolfe. Also survived by sister Carolyn Deitle, sister-in-law Beverly Ribblet, son-in-law Robert Townsend and nieces and nephews. 

Barbara was a 1951 graduate of Johnstown Catholic High School. She retired from United Metal Fabricators after 31 years. Barbara enjoyed bowling at Richland Lanes for 40 years with her Nite Owls bowling team, and was a loyal Penn State Football Fan, attending many away game bus trips. She was also President of the St. John Gualbert Mother's Club in the 60s, working all of their affairs. She loved her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and would do anything and everything that they needed. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Windber Hospice, 600 Somerset Avenue, Windber PA 15963 in memory of Barbara.

Friends and family are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM on Thursday, March 30, 2023, at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Fr. David Peles. Interment, St. Anthony Cemetery, Geistown. 


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Funeral Mass
March 30, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Benedict Catholic Church
2310 Bedford Street
Johnstown, PA 15904


St. Anthony Cemetery, Geistown


Windber Hospice
600 Somerset Ave, Windber PA 15963
Tel: 1-814-467-3684


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