Roland Joseph Knuth, 92, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016, in Bishop Hodges Continuous Care Center, Wheeling.
Roland was born July 30, 1924 in Wheeling, a son of the late Joseph and Lenora (Neider) Knuth. He was retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corp.; a member of Corpus, Christi Catholic Church; a former member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church; and a U.S Army World War II veteran, having served in the Special Forces Mars Task Force in CBI (China, Burma and India).
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Crummitt) Knuth; three brothers, Charles, Earl and Herbert Knuth; and a sister, Mary Knuth.
Roland is survived by his daughter, Suzanne “Sue” Bailey and her husband, John of Wheeling; a brother, Joseph Knuth of Wheeling; two sisters, Adelaide Knuth and Kate Krchmarsky, both of Wheeling; two granddaughters, Jennifer Lynn Chiazza and here husband, Mike of Wheeling and Pamela Jo Nally and her husband, Matt of Wheeling; three great-grandchildren, Chase, Bailey and Troy Mortakis; and numerous nieces & nephews.
Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 pm, Wednesday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Thursday, October 13, 2016, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, with Rev. Bekeh Utietiang as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, with full military honors provided by the Moundsville Veteran’s Honor Guard.
Online condolences may offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com
Sue and Family
So sorry to hear about the passing of your father, know that you are all in my prayers and he is with your mother now and at peace, may God wrap his arms around you and your family for comfort and peace.
Dear Sue and Family, I was very sorry to hear that your Dad had passed away. I feel
honored to have known him. You are in my prayers during this difficult time.
May the Lord give you His peace, Br. Bob
Sue, Losing your dad is not an easy thing. However, I hope that knowing he is reunited with your mom & that he is no longer in pain will help you through the difficult days ahead. Remember, you are not alone as you are in our thoughts & prayers. Audrey & Joe
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,
May your memories of Roland J. Knuth, give you peace, comfort and strength…
Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of…..
US Army WW II Veteran, Roland Joseph Knuth, “A True American Hero” God Bless†
† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
Sue, it’s never easy losing a parent, even when it’s not unexpected. You’re in my prayers. You dad’s Christmas card was always the very first one that I received – every single year! I will miss that. May he rest in peace.