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Paul R. Knelly

March 2, 1925 ~ November 7, 2017 (age 92)

Paul R. Knelly, 92, of Sugarloaf, passed away Tuesday morning at Providence Place, Drums.

Born in Sugarloaf, March 2, 1925, he was the son of the late Willis and Edna (Roth) Knelly and spent his entire life in Sugarloaf.  

Paul was a farmer and business owner.  He was an owner of Sugarloaf Golf Club for over 30 years.  He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Conyngham, the Conyngham Lions Club, and the Pennsylvania Farmer’s Association.  He was an avid hunter and enjoyed taking care of the grounds around his home.  After retiring from ownership of the golf course, he continued to mow grass there for many years.

He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his wife the former Marion E. Benniger, who passed away October 18, 2004; a brother Willis Jr., and a sister Annetta Schneider.

Surviving are two children Linda Phipps and her husband Michael, Beckley, WV; and Wayne Knelly and his wife Judy, Sugarloaf; three grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-granchildren; a sister Elva Johnson and her husband Rev. James; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a date, time, and location to be announced at a later date.

Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (East) 669 W. Butler Drive, Drums is assisting the family with the arrangements.  Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at


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