Lawrence George Knecht, 87, of West Salisbury, went home to be with the Lord on
Monday, Oct. 16, 2000. Born Jan. 9, 1913, in West Salisbury, he was the son of the late Joseph Adam Knecht and Margaret Sloan Knecht. He was a lifelong resident of West Salisbury.

Lawrence was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Michael's Church of West Salisbury. He was inducted into the Third Order of St. Francis, Secular. Larry spent many years lovingly caring for his Aunt Gertrude at their homeplace in West Salisbury.

He is survived by two brothers, James William Knecht of Meyersdale and Sloan Michael Knecht of Falls Church, Va. He will be missed by his nieces, Anne Knecht Gabany, Margaret Reingruber, Mary O'Connor, Grace Weeden and Cathy Williamson; and his nephew, Michael Sloan Knecht. Uncle Larry was loved and will be sadly missed by his great-niece,  Hope Gabany and great-nephew, Andrew Gabany.

Friends will be received at the Leckemby Funeral Home, Meyersdale, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Christian Wake service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Church, West Salisbury, on Friday at 11 a.m. with Father Albert J. Anselmi as celebrant. 

Interment will be in the St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery, West Salisbury.

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