Francis J. Tweet” Knauer, 78

Francis J. “Tweet” Knauer, 78, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008, at home. He was a retired carpenter with Local 101 in Baltimore, where he was a member for 60 years. He loved to work in the yard.

Knauer was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Teresa Knauer; a brother, Robert J. Knauer; and two sons, Frances J. Knauer Jr. and Lt. Gerald T. Knauer, a former Baltimore City firefighter. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty Jo Bogle Knauer; a daughter, Elizabeth “Betsy” Hires and her husband, Richard, of Salem, N.J.; a sister, Maryalice Schmidt of Lufton, S.C.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were scheduled for Saturday, May 31, 2008, with interment privately held. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 31038 Country Garden Blvd., Suite D2, Dagsboro, DE 19939.