Daniel Knauss

September 29, 1929 ~ December 29, 2020 (age 91)


                                                      DANIEL G KNAUSS

Daniel G. Knauss, 91, of Alexandria, Virginia died on December 29, 2020 at the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital.

Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on September 24, 1929, he was the son of Frederick G. Knauss and Eleanor V. (Kohl) Knauss. He was the husband of Louise Pomerleau Knauss, who passed away in April 2020.

Daniel is survived by son Frederick E. Knauss and wife Betty of Catasauqua, PA and grandchildren Mitchell and Amanda, and son William B. Eddy and wife Lati, of Fort Meade, MD, and grandchildren Nicholas W. Eddy of Burlington, VT, and Neil B. Eddy of Sandwich, MA, and great-grandson Jared. Also survived by sister Dolly Beck, of Allentown, PA.

He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Louise, son Daniel G. Knauss, and brothers Frederick G. Knauss and William E. Knauss.

Dan was a Chief Warrant Officer 4 in the Army Special Forces, retiring in November 1984 after 32 years of active duty. Dad then went to worked for RCA in Camden, New Jersey for 5 years before officially retiring.  Prior to being in the army, Daniel worked for ESSO (Exxon) Oil Company where he was a fireman’s assistant in the engine room aboard the tanker North Dakota. After serving three years on the tanker, he joined the army, enlisting in the Army Special Forces Airborne Ranger Program.

Dan’s military career took him to many countries across the globe including Ft. Campbell, KY, Ft. Shafter, HI, Ft. Gulick, Panama Canal Zone, Thailand, Vietnam, NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, and Ft. Bragg, NC. He lived in the Pocono Region in Pennsylvania where you could find Dan sailing on the lake, finally settling in Alexandria, Virginia.

Dan loved listening to country music, enjoyed sailing, water skiing and fixing electrical problems. He enjoyed reminiscing about his military days and stayed in contact with many military friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, Alexandria Virginia at:

A mass of Christian burial will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Everly Funeral Home, 6161 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA.


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Daniel Knauss, please visit our floral store.



Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington, VA

© 2021 Everly Funeral Home & Cremation Service. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy