November 4, 1935 - August 7, 2018

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Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:00 AM Vernon Funeral Home


Visitation Friday, August 17, 2018 from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM at Vernon Funeral Home

Emil Fredrick Knorr, Sr. 82, of Ocala, Florida, went home to the lord August 7, 2018.

He was born 1935 in Youngstown, Ohio. Only son of the late Harry and Ruth Knorr. Graduate of Chaney HS and Bluffton University. Master's Degree from Boston College. Emil's life legacy is having a 31 year career as a dedicated math teacher and passionate coach at Shaker Heights HS. He lived in Bedford, OH and West Liberty, OH. He played baseball and football at Bluffton and was inducted into their Football Hall of Fame. He was a Bible School teacher. Member of Ocala West Church of the Nazarene. Emil loved fishing, skiing, golfing and spending time on Lake Erie.

Emil is survived by his wife Marilyn, of 43 years and son, Emil Knorr, Jr. and his wife Susan of Ocala, FL and daughter, Susan Michelle Knorr of Columbus, OH and step-son Charles Griffin of Norman, OK and step-daughter, Louisa wife of Brett Schaffer of Littleton, CO. He has 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by daughter, Kimberly Knorr and step-daughter, Kathryn Bumbalough.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-6 PM on Friday, August 17, 2018 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 18, 2018 in the funeral home with Pastor John Ware officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Urbana Church of the Nazarene, 1999 State Rt. 29 East, Urbana, Ohio 43078 or to Bluffton University, ATTN: Advancement, 1 University Dr., Bluffton, Ohio 45817.

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Phyllis Campbell - Aug 18, 2018
Marilyn...So sorry to hear of Emil's passing. What a privilege it was to get to know him and care for him at Green Hills Daybreak. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers
Bob Johnson - Aug 13, 2018
Emil was a true and longtime faculty friend. There were three of us at the high school sharing the honor of “born in Youngstown!” My condolences.
Bill Trost - Aug 13, 2018
Emil was a good and trusted colleague for many years at Shaker High. For a while we shared a room and my low level students made his life interesting during that time. The math department was a solid, tight knit group to work with. God speed, Emil.
Ken Kangas - Aug 13, 2018
I remember when Emil came to Shaker and coached football. I was the Athletic Trainer for the school and a P.E. teacher. Great role model for the players. I only wish he had been a teacher in our school for his entire career. When I drive through Bedford I always remember that he lived there. RIP.
Sandra hein - Aug 11, 2018
Sorry to hear of Emil’s passing. I can’t be there to see you but know that you are in my prayers.

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