Jennifer E. (Zambito) Knaur

June 5, 1978 - March 27, 2018

06/05/1978 - 03/27/2018

Past Services

Visitation
Thursday April 05, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Cemetery
Friday April 06, 2018
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Service
Friday April 06, 2018
10:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions

KNAUR

Jennifer Ellen (Zambito) Knaur, 39, born June 5, 1978 in Wheeling, West Virginia to Michael and Joyce (Brown) Zambito. Jenny and her unborn child passed away suddenly on March 26, 2018 with her loving husband, Jonathan, by her side. Jenny is a 1996 graduate of Wheeling Park High School and graduated in 2003 from West Liberty State College with a Bachelor’s degree in communications. She was a member of the Kappa Phi sorority and was selected as the WLSC homecoming queen in 2002. Jennifer always put the needs of others ahead of herself. Jenny had a contagious giggle and beautiful smile that could light up a room. She was a baker and loved to make cookies for weddings and Christmas. Jenny moved to Columbus in 2003 and embraced the community, making it her home. She quickly made friendships that became her second family. Jenny worked for several coffee shops including the Starbucks Company, where she was a store manager. While on sabbatical from Starbucks she focused on her true passion of baking. Jenny and Jonathan recently founded Bella Via Sweets, a cookie and pastry business. Jennifer and their baby are preceded in death by Angelo and Mary Zambito, Jenny’s paternal grandparents. Jenny is survived by her husband, Jonathan Knaur and their puppies, Vin and Buffy; parents, Michael and Joyce Zambito of Wheeling, WV; brothers, Christopher (Heather) Zambito of Pittsburgh, PA and Mark (Lori) Zambito of Galena, OH; one niece and six nephews (of whom she was extremely proud), her maternal grandparents, Biddle and Betty Brown of St Clairsville, OH; mother-in-law, Peggy (Gary) Fout of Upper Sandusky, OH; father-in-law, Donald (Karen) Knaur of Fostoria, OH;  and many aunts, uncles and cousins.  Family will receive friends from 5-8 P.M. Tuesday, April 3,   2018 at SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Rd., Columbus, Ohio. Friends will also be received on Thursday, April 5, from 5-8 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where funeral services will be held on Friday, April 6, at 10 am with Rev. Margie Carr officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

In lieu of flowers, please honor the Columbus Division of Fire Station 11-1 Unit by making a donation to the Firefighter Cancer Support Network, 2600 W. Olive Ave., 5th Floor, PMB 608, Burbank, CA 91505 or through www.TMCFunding.com

These brave men did everything in their power in an attempt to save her life.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com

 

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Sandy Duvall
4 years ago

Joyce, Mike & family: Sending prayers to comfort you and yours.

Sandy Duvall
4 years ago

Joyce, Mike & family: Sending prayers to comfort you and yours.

Edward and Sharon Nowakowski
4 years ago

Mike and Joyce so sorry for your loss you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ed and Sharon Nowakowski

Becky Chase
4 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss Joyce and Mike. The news of Jenny’s passing was overwhelmingly sad to hear. My heart aches for you. I wonder why bad things have to happen to such good people. I hope God helps you cope with this tragedy and takes special care of Jenny and her baby in heaven. Our sincere sympathy goes out to each of you.
God Bless you and keep you all. Sincerely, Becky and Dick Chase

Alberta J Calangelo-Vieweg
4 years ago

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Zambito and family and Mr. Knaur and family,
On behalf of my mother Beverly Calangelo (Mrs. Joseph) and the entire Calangelo family, please accept our sincere condolences. My father thought very highly of you Mr. Zambito and would have shared in your loss greatly having lost a daughter and a grandson.
Our love and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time.
From all the Calangelo family – Jack and Paul Chiazza, Mary Anne and Rick Zandron, Alberta and Rick Vieweg, Connie and Gary Syrylo, and Cindy and Joe Calangelo (III).

Alberta Calangelo-Vieweg, Philadelphia, PA

Sharon Russell
4 years ago

Mike and Joyce so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers

Maureen B. Zambito
4 years ago

Dear Mike, Joyce, Mark and Chris — I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful, sweet daughter and sister, Jenny. She was a delight and brightened our world and our family with her presence. May she rest in peace and may you find the strength and comfort to carry on. God Bless you all.

Marjorie John
4 years ago

Dear Michael and Joyce, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Candia Riddle
4 years ago

Dear Joyce and Mike, I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. God be with you.

Dennis R Albaugh
4 years ago

My sincere and deepest condolences to the families and friends of Jennifer. Denny Albaugh