Paul Harris Knudsen
November 10, 1961 – November 6, 2018
Paul Knudsen, a lifelong resident of Copiague, L.I., died on Tuesday, November 6, at the age of 56 years.
Paul was born in Amityville, and grew up in Copiague. He attended Deauville Gardens Elementary and graduated from Copiague High School. Paul excelled in working with his hands, with a mind and aptitude to be able to fix anything. He became a master machinist, with the ability to fabricate what was needed to solve problems, and enjoyed working with ‘old school’ machinery. Paul worked for and retired from Globe Grinding in Copiague.
Paul was colorblind, yet this never slowed him down nor hindered him from success in all he strove for. He excelled in music, finding joy and passion in playing the drums, which he began playing as a young teen. He loved to hit the open mike clubs, joining many bands onstage. As well, he played with many young talented bands during his younger years. His siblings recall how much of a perfectionist he was, in everything he did; and his strong belief in always ‘doing the right thing’.
Paul is predeceased by his father, Ernie M. Knudsen, Sr.; and his brother, Ernie, Jr. Surviving is his mother, Sophie; his brother Karl (Theresa); his sister, Kristena Gluth (Herb); and sister-in-law, Cindy. He also leaves his nephews – Randy (Laura) Knudsen, Nicholas (Diana) Gluth and Daniel Gluth; and his great-niece, Anastasia Knudsen.
Family and friends will gather at the funeral home on Thursday, November 8th, from 2-4:30 and 7-9:30 p.m.; and again on Friday from 9:00 - 12:00 Noon. At 12 p.m., Fr. Demetrios of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church of West Babylon will offer the Funeral Service. Cremation is private.
- First Visitation Thursday, November 8, 2018
- Second Visitation Thursday, November 8, 2018
- Third Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, November 9, 2018
- Private Cremation
Paul Harris Knudsen
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January 12, 2019
Paul, what can I say, where do I start. I will always remember all the good times we had with Family growing up. All the things you showed me about tools and building things the correct way. Its stuck in my head forever. The music of course is also in my head forever. I never got full lessons from you on the Drums but I will work on that with your Nephew Daniel. He is very good. You would be proud, your Godson and Nephew Nicholas is now a New York City Police Officer. I could go on and on but we miss you a lot. You will forever be with me. Rest easy My Brother < > Your Brother Karl >
Donna and Dennis Conlin
November 7, 2018
Our sincere sympathies to all of my cousin’s family. I have many great memories of our growing up years- family picnics, softball games, card games, horse shoes, Greek Easter celebrations and of course watching him play the drums many times. Paul, you are the fifth Beatle! Although we are 1000 miles away, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest In Peace.
November 6, 2018
Paul inspired me to revitalize my passion for playing and singing live with him and bands we started and open jamed with....best rock n roll drummer i ever played with as a front man.
His marksmanship would send me into a trance and a rant on the blues and Rock n Roll classic. Great student and teacher of music history.....love you Pauly. You 'll live in the songs I sing....the stages I 'll play....thanks for sharing your heart and god bless you and your family.