Janet Marie Knechtel

March 19, 1932 ~ January 29, 2019 (age 86)


Age 86, of Spring City, TN, formerly of Pittsburgh, on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at the Spring City Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Janet was the daughter of the late George W. and Janet Johnson Strachan. She helped her husband, Harold, operate his business in Pennsylvania before moving to the Spring City community in 2000. Janet was a member of the New Beginnings Church in Spring City.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Harold Knechtel; son Keith (Diane) Knechtel, daughter Karen (Bill) Gery, son-in-law George (Deonna) Jones; grandchildren Lt. Col. William (Christine) Gery, Benjamin (Katlin) Gery, Amanda Jones, and Ashley (Kyle) Foti; great-grandchildren Calleum William Gery and Amelia Jane Gery.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Janet Jones and brother Donald Strachan.

Friends received Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at BRUSCO-NAPIER FUNERAL SERVICE, LTD., 2201 Bensonia Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. Service in the funeral home on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Dennis Molnar officiating. Burial to follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Pat Summitt Foundation Fund at http://www.patsummitt.org.

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 07
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM



    Brusco-Napier Funeral Service, Ltd.

    2201 Bensonia Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA
    (412) 561-6474


  • Funeral Service

    Friday, February 08
    11:00 AM



    Brusco-Napier Funeral Service, Ltd.

    2201 Bensonia Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA
    (412) 561-6474


  • Burial

    Friday, February 08
    1:00 PM



    National Cemetery of the Alleghenies

    1158 Morgan Road
    Bridgeville, PA


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