Anton “Tony” Knaus

Published 5:10 pm Friday, February 21, 2014

Mr. Anton “Tony” Knaus, age 91, of Deerfield Beach, Fla., died Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton, Fla.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, February 23, 2014 from the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington, conducted by Derik Davis.

Mr. Knaus was born in Finleyville, PA. on February 23, 1922. After growing up in the Pittsburgh area, he joined the Navy during World War II and was discharged as a Pharmacist mate. Mr. Knaus received a degree in pharmacy from Duquesne University. He owned and operated Knaus Pharmacy, the first pharmacy in Bethel Park. Mr. Knaus relocated to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. in 1956 and subsequently owned and operated Davie Blvd. Drugs for over 20 years. He continued to practice as a pharmacist with Eckerd Drugs until he retired.

Mr. Knaus was an avid boater and fisherman.  He visited his family often and loved to teach his grandchildren his art of fishing. Mr. Knaus was beloved by many throughout his life and he will be remembered as one who never refused to help those in need. He will be sincerely missed by his family and friends.

Mr. Knaus is survived by his wife, Nadine of the home whom he married in 1984; his daughter, Ronnie Koestline and husband, Norman of Washington, N.C.; a brother, Bill and wife, Georgianna of Bethel Park, PA and his former wife, Helen Jean Knaus of Chocowinity, N.C.; two grandchildren, Karla Berger and husband, Matt of Wake Forest, N.C., Sarah Stewart of Washington, N.C.; and four great grandchildren, Carolyn, Kelly, Ian and Katherine Rose.

Mr. Knaus was preceded in death by his father, Anton Knaus, Sr.; his mother, Lena Knaus and his brother, Oswald.

The family will receive friends following the service at the home of his daughter and son in law, Ronnie and Norm Koestline, 1005 N. Market Street, Washington.

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