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Richard M Knasel

August 13, 1952 ~ October 5, 2021 (age 69)


Richard M. Knasel, 69, of Holmdel, NJ, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on October 5, 2021.  He was born in Sidney, Ohio to the late Edwina and Richard L. Knasel.

Ric loved his family and would light up at the mention of his two grandchildren, Jackson and Kate.  He enjoyed coaching his son, Camren in all of his sports and supporting his daughter, Adlee in her sport of cheerleading.  He loved and looked forward to family trips, making sure to create fabulous memories to last a lifetime. Ric also had a great love for two football teams, The Ohio State Buckeyes and The Philadelphia Eagles. 

Ric started his successful career at IMI Cornelius as the Division Vice President for 18 years. Later, Ric became Director of Sales for 3M Purification where he enjoyed his successes for over 17 years. Ric ended his career journey as Vice President of Foodservice Sales and Marketing for the Marmon Water Group. 

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Debra Ann Knasel; his beloved children, Camren and his wife Jessica and Adlee and her fiancé Ralph Massa, and his cherished grandchildren, Jackson and Kate. Ric is also survived by his sister, Joyce Reinhart and her husband Ray, his brother Thomas Knasel and will also be greatly missed by his English Bulldog, Zoey.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to our non-profit foundation, inspired by Ric, "BlastingGlioblastoma". Please send an email to: to request donation details.


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