Dick Kniseley

March 29, 1940 - May 10, 2023
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Richard “Dick” Edwin Kniseley, aged 83, of Maricopa, AZ passed away May 10.

Dick was born in Bedford, PA to James Clyde and Mary Wertz Kniseley. He grew up in Salem, OH. While attending Salem High School, he met the love of his life, Judith Ann Holzinger. In 1958, Dick joined the army. He and Judie married in December 1959. The newlyweds spent the first few years of their marriage in Germany, where Dick served as a medical laboratory specialist.

After his service, Dick attended the University of Louisville, and graduated with a chemistry degree. Dick had a long and successful career in Columbia, MD, working as a chemist for General Electric and Northrup Grumman.  He also used his chemistry degree for practical applications such as developing custom solutions to remove stains from his ties and creating special fertilizer mixes to grow delicious raspberries, gigantic potatoes, as well as other garden treats. Dick retired to Tucson, AZ where he enjoyed golfing, volunteering, and traveling.

He is survived by his wife, Judith, Maricopa, AZ, his sons Richard Edwin Jr. (Sina), Crofton, MD, and William Daniel (Christy), Maricopa, AZ, seven grandchildren, and his sister Joan Garlock, Salem, OH. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Carl Kniseley, Salem, OH.

A memorial service will be held at Our Lord of Grace, Tucson, AZ, Monday, May 22 at 1:00 p.m. A celebration of life will be held immediately after the service at the Lord of Grace Church. At a later date, ashes will be interred at the Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery at Marana.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley Arizona.

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Born: March 29, 1940
Died: May 10, 2023

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Brother Erik posted on 5/22/23

To the Kniseley family, We are truly sad for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are frequent for those who suffer due to the anguish of losing a loved one. We all experience this loss but the Bible teaches that soon death will end at Revelation 7:15-17. The scriptures have provided comfort for the loved ones I've lost and show what God's plan is for those who have passed. Take peace and hope that Jehovah provides. The video below gives comfort from the Bible and about the end of death. bit.ly/Endofdeath