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Clair H. Knarr, 68, of Carlisle, passed away after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer on Monday, July 5, 2010, at home with his loving family by his side. He was born on July 10, 1941, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Burnette H. and Martha (Dobson) Knarr. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Phyllis (Rynard) Knarr, who died in 1984.

Clair graduated from Sykesville High School in 1959 and served in the US Army from 1960 to 1963. He was employed by AMP Inc. and retired as plant manager of the East Berlin plant in 1998 after 36 years of service. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Carlisle and where he was a member of the Usher Association. Clair was also a member of Cumberland Star F&AM Lodge 197, Carlisle, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite and the Zembo Shriners in Harrisburg. He enjoyed restoring furniture, gardening, designing scenery for his 0-Scale trains, family gatherings, traveling and especially his four grandsons.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 22 years, Shirley M. (Farner) Lebo Knarr, two sons; Keith E. (and his wife, Amy) Knarr of Fairfax, VA and Dr. Chad M. Knarr of Asheville, NC, two daughters; Stacy (Lebo) (and her husband, Tony) Breon of Newville and Kelli (Lebo) (and her husband, Thom) Wolf of Carlisle, a brother, Louis Knarr of Carlisle, two sisters; Donna Hahn of Griffin, GA and Wilma Finn of Columbia Heights, MN, four grandsons; Griffin Knarr, Cody Breon, Zachary Wolf and Alexander Wolf. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Lulu Hoffman.

Funeral services to celebrate Clair’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 9, 2010, in Grace United Methodist Church, 45 S. West St., Carlisle with Rev. Bruce Fensterbush and Rev. Paul Herring officiating. Burial with military honors by Cumberland County Honor Guard will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. A viewing will be held Thursday from 6 to 8:00 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until time of the services. Memorials may be made to Celtic Healthcare of Carlisle, Suite 100, 220 Wilson St., Carlisle, PA 17013.

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From one soldier to another. 
 I appreciate everything you have done for this country and I will continue to live by my duty also.  We will miss you.  May you be with us in spirit brother and uncle.

Senior Airman Christina Lebo

 Shirley and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Clair.  He was a very spical man.  I wish we could have gotten the time to make our trip to Washington State.  He will be missed by all who knew him. You are in our Prayers.                          

 God Bless You All,
Paul & Joyce Heckman


 Our sincere sympathy is sent to all of Clair's family.  Clair was a favorite friend, and we share your sorrow.  Your remembrances of Clair will keep him alive in your hearts.

Tom and Sandra Buhite


My thoughts and prayers are with the Knarr family.

Valerie Robnolt


You know how much Clair meant to all of us.  You are all in our thoughts and prayers.  Please, please call us if you need anything.  Love to all.

Darren, Angie, Noah and Lily Reighard


Our thoughts and prayers go out to you  and your family during this difficult time.

Tracy Mike and Evelyn Smith


Chad & Family,
I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad.  Please know you are in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time.
With deepest sympathy,

Brandon, & Ali (Griffie) Parker & family

To the Knarr Family,

Clair was a quite, unassuming person who would lend a hand to anyone's need. He fought a difficult battle to stay with us as long as he could. His job here on Earth was done with grace, dignity and respect. We will all miss him but we will never forget him...........he was a great neighbor and much loved Grandpappy.

Rest easy my friend!
Grandpa Wolf
Tom H. Wolf

Keith, my deepest condolences to you and your family.  You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Lou Chinchilla

Shirley and family... so sad to hear of your loss.  You all are in my prayers. Hugs to you all.

Kelly Wachob, Sean and Jay

Shirley and Family,
Sorry to hear of your loss. Try to remember all the great times you had together and the memories he left for you
may it ease your pain. I will always remember his great smile when I look at the bird cage planter he made us. My prayers are with you.
God Bless
Donna & Charlie Guzmich

My prayers are with the the Knarr family.One of my old friends at AMP. He was always a very nice person and will be remembered as a true friend.

Barry A. Grove


Shirley and family,
We were sorry to hear of the passing of Clair.  We are thinking of you and praying for you and your family at this sad time.

Glenn & Elaine


My condolences on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. I remember how happy you were, Shirley, on the day of your wedding.  May your cherished memories give you comfort and strength.

Vicki Burnham

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Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
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