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January 23, 2013

Kenneth J. Knorr

The Daily Star

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SIDNEY — Kenneth J. Knorr, 91, of Sidney, passed away on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at the New York State Veterans Home in Oxford.

He was born on Oct. 7, 1921, son of the late Paul and Katherine (Gray) Knorr and was raised in Honesdale, Pa.

Kenneth served his country in the Army Air Corps for four years working on airplane engines, and was honorably discharged in 1946. He retired from Amphenol Corporation in Sidney.

Ken was an avid reader. He enjoyed salmon and trout fishing, and loved to hunt, especially moose and bear. His camp in Beaver River was very close to his heart.

Kenneth was preceeded in death by his wife, Genevieve, in 2009.

He is survived by his daughter, Rhonda Scott and her husband, James (Bainbridge); stepson, Gerald Bates and his wife, Shirley (Watertown); sister, Loretta Reinhardt (Oneonta); special sister-in-law, Patricia Knorr (New Port Richey, Fla.); four grandchildren, Gerald Bates Jr. (Rome), Teri Lynne Hagen (West Moreland), Katherine Granger (Afton) and Jennifer Mott (New Berlin); nine great-grandchildren; and two very special neighbors, Pat and Earl Halaquist.

Graveside services with military honors will take place in the spring in Greenlawn Cemetery, Bainbridge.

Condolences may be sent to Ken’s family online at

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.