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At age 69, Paul passed away on April 29, 2023, surrounded by loved ones after fighting a brave battle with a debilitating disease. Paul was born on December 2, 1953, in Rochester, NY, to J. Arthur Knauf and Ruth B. Knauf. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Linda L. Knauf, and his brother-in-law Hank Stuven.
During Paul’s brief stay in a nursing home he was nick named “The Gentleman” for continually thanking everyone who came into his room. He was a kind and thoughtful man.
Paul was an avid sports fan who loved playing and watching baseball, as well as other sports. He was a mentor to many through the Compeer Organization. He was a hard worker and a friend to many throughout his life. He attended Blessed Sacrament primary school, McQuaid Jesuit high school, and went on to earn a degree from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Paul worked at Star Market, Tops Market and Wegmans during his career. He was a history buff who enjoyed working out in his free time.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, May 10th, from 4 pm to 8 pm at Miller Funeral Home, 3325 S. Winton Road. A celebration of Paul’s life will be held on Friday, May 12th, at 10 am at Blessed Sacrament Church, 259 Rutgers Street, followed by internment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 2461 Lake Avenue. In lieu of flowers, we encourage you to donate to the ALS Association at www.als.org in memory of Paul F. Knauf.
Paul is survived by his siblings Jim (Colleen), Sue (Knauf) Stuven, Nancy (Knauf) Carey, David (Antoinette), John (Michele), Jean (Knauf) DeSanctis (Michael), Stephen (Lorie), Mary Beth (Knauf) Picone (John), and Greg (Kris), as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.