Peter Charles Knerr

May 16, 1943October 21, 2018

Peter Charles Knerr, 75, of Birdsboro, sadly passed away Sunday, October 21, 2018 as a result of injuries he sustained while on vacation with his wife in Boston, MA. His loving wife, Phyllis A. (Artz) Knerr of Union Twp. survives.

Born in Allentown on May 16, 1943, Peter was a son of the late Gerald and Lillian (Scherer) Knerr. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Vietnam War.

Peter was employed for several years with Firestone, Merritt's Antiques and Wetherill Associates Inc. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Birdsboro.

Peter was a member of the Free & Accepted Masonic Lodge 479 in Birdsboro and a member of the Birdsboro Sportsman Club and Southend Gun Club.

In addition to his wife, Phyllis; Peter is survived by a son, Brent M. Knerr and his wife, Priscilla R. of Douglassville and five grandchildren, Thomas and his wife, Joshlyn, Austin, Peyton, Madelyn and Harrison.

Peter is predeceased by his daughter, Amy. L. (Knerr) Haring and his brother, Michael G. Knerr.

A Celebration of Peter's Life will be held on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 11am in Auman's Inc. Funeral Home, 390 W. Neversink Rd., Reading, PA 19606. Family and friends will gather in the funeral home before the service for a visitation on Monday from 10 to 11am. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Humane Society of Berks County, 1729 N. 11th St., Reading, PA 19604.

Fond memories and online condolences for the family may be sent to


  • Phyllis A. Knerr, Wife
  • Brent M. Knerr, Son
  • Priscilla R. Knerr, Daughter-in-law
  • Amy L. Haring, Daughter
  • Michael G. Knerr, Brother
  • Peter is also survived by five grandchildren:
    •Thomas & his wife Joshlyn


  • Gathering Monday, November 12, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Monday, November 12, 2018

Peter Charles Knerr

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Erika Haas

November 6, 2018

On behalf of the entire staff at Auman's Inc. Funeral Homes, please accept our sincerest sympathy.
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