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Michael Kneiss, Jr.

January 22, 1951 - February 5, 2023

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Michael Kneiss, Jr., an Old Forge native and formerly of Taylor, passed away on Sunday morning at Geisinger C.M.C. in Scranton, after an illness. He was 72 years old.
Born in Old Forge on January 22, 1951, Michael was the son of the late Michael, Sr. and Caroline (Pracki) Kneiss, whom he cared for at a young age. A graduate of Old Forge High School, Class of 1969, for three decades he had worked for RCA – Thompson Electronics in Scranton before earning his degree in Biohazard Technology from Johnson College. Prior to his retirement, he worked for Clarks Summit State Hospital. He loved his Sunday NFL football and was a loyal Green Bay Packers fan.
He is survived by his family, including two children, Lori Reagan and husband Ronald of VA and Michael Kneiss, III of Old Forge; three grandchildren, Katelyn, Kristen and Sarah Yurkavage; two brothers, Paul Kneiss and companion Jane of NY and Carl Kneiss of Old Forge; and his former wife and friend, Marion Genova and husband John of Old Forge. A beloved son, Theodore “Ted” Kneiss, preceded him in death on July 5, 2001.
Michael’s family would like to acknowledge and thank the staff of Dunmore Health Care Center for the kindness and care provided over the past two years.
Blessing services by Rev. August Ricciardi, Prince of Peace Pastor, will be private from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street in Old Forge, with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Old Forge.