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Ronald D. "Ronnie" Knarr

October 2, 1941 — October 13, 2022

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 22nd at the Lord of Life

Lutheran Church in Canfield for Ronald D. “Ronnie” Knarr who passed away on

Thursday, October 13th at his home. Ron was born October 2, 1941 in Troutville, PA,

the son of John and Martha (Smyers) Knarr. He graduated from South High School in

1959 where he was the Vice President of the Rifle Team. He married the former Carol

(Haag) Knarr on April 18, 1963.

A steel maker for 47 years, Ron worked at the former Republic Steel in both

Youngstown and Warren, the latter which became LTV Steel and then WCI Steel before

his retirement in 2006. While working at the mill, Ron was also a truck driver for Gentile

trucking, hauling coke from the coke plant in Warren to various sites around Northeast


Ron was a member of the church, and a member of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of

the American Truck Historical Society. An avid Mack truck enthusiast and Allis-

Chalmers tractor collector, Ron was best known as the owner of the “Big Al” Freightliner

that won numerous awards at truck shows around the country.

Besides his wife of almost 60 years, Ron leaves two sons; R. Scott (Mary) Knarr of

Reed City, Michigan and David Knarr of Canfield. He also leaves two grandsons Ryan

and Cory Knarr of Canfield and a brother James (Darlene) Knarr of Austintown. He also

leaves his beloved yellow labrador Junior. Ron was preceded in death by his parents

and a brother David L. Knarr.

Friends may call from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Friday, October 21st at the Lane Family

Funeral Home Canfield Chapel and again Saturday, October 22nd from 10:00 to 11:00 AM one hour prior to the

funeral services at the church. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Lord of Life

Lutheran Church at 550 North Broad St. Canfield, OH 44406. To share thoughts of

sympathy visit

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

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