Anna Marie (Darby) Knauer

November 28, 1932 ~ March 21, 2018 (age 85)

Knauer, Anna M.


Anna Marie Knauer (nee: Darby) passed away peacefully at Brightview Senior Living, White Marsh on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease and dementia. Anna was born on November 28, 1932 in Fort Howard, Maryland. She grew up in a water front home on Shallow Creek, an inlet of the Chesapeake Bay. Anna married the love of her life, George Knauer on June 22, 1957, and they settled in a small house in Rosedale. Anna received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Towson Teacher’s College (now Towson University) and two Masters Degrees from John Hopkins University. She was a teacher in Baltimore County Public Schools for elementary, secondary, and adult education. Her true calling though, was as an administrator at the Rosedale Center a program for at risk teenagers and trouble teenagers.

Anna is survived by her loving husband, George, of 60 years; her daughters, Cecilia Heddinger and Georgianne Lelonek; grandchildren, Benjamin Lelonek, Elizabeth Lelonek, and Melissa Heddinger; and son-in-law, Rick Lelonek.

Friends may gather from 1-3 pm at the CVACH/ROSEDALE FUNERAL HOME 1211 Chesaco Ave. on Saturday, March 31. 2018. A Memorial Service will be held at 2pm. Cremation Private.

In Lieu of Flowers please make donations in her honor to the Parkinson’s Foundation 200 SE 1st Street Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131 or to the Maryland School for the Blind 3501 Taylor Ave. Baltimore, MD 21236

Donations may be made to:

Parkinson's Foundation
200 SE 1st Street Suite 800, Miami FL 33131

Maryland School for the Blind
3501 Taylor Avenue, Baltimore MD 21236

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