December 10, 1925 ~ April 5, 2019

Born in: Los Angeles, California
Resided in: Aurora, Colorado

Robert L. Kniss of Aurora, a retired teacher and church musician died Friday, April 5, 2019.  He was 93 years of age.

Mr. Kniss was born on December 10, 1925 in Los Angeles.  He graduated from Occidental College, studied at the Iliff School of Theology, was ordained a Deacon in the Methodist Church and received a Master’s Degree in language, education and counseling from the University of Denver.

Bob served in the 97th Division during World War II in Germany and after the war in Japan.

He married Juanita Gamble Fouche on June 30, 1963.  Juanita died in November, 2013.

Bob was an organist and choir director for three Denver churches—Kirk of Bonnie Brae, Christ Church Methodist and Park Hill Congregational.  He was a life time member of the American Guild of Organists and on two occasions served terms as Dean of the Chapter.  He also taught music and foreign languages and was a counselor in the Denver Public Schools.

His hobbies were music, languages and world travel.

He is survived by his two children, Pamela of Aurora, Colorado; Rex of Indian Hills, Colorado; and nieces and nephews who reside in California.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 11th, from 5-8pm, Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 11150 E. Dartmouth Ave., Aurora, CO 80014.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 8th, 11:00am, at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washington Street, Denver, CO  80203.


Visitation: April 11, 2019 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - SE Denver/Aurora
11150 E. Dartmouth Ave.
Aurora, CO 80014

Room: Chapel

Funeral Service: June 8, 2019 11:00 am

St. John's Episcopal Cathedral
1350 N Washington St
Denver, CO 80203

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  1. My deepest condolences to the friends and family of Robert. May your treasured memories bring you joy, and may ‘the God of all comfort’ give you strength, along with a measure of peace for your grieving hearts at this most difficult time.
    2 Corinthians 1:3

  2. I knew Bob from Kunsmiller and Manual. He was a delightful gentleman. May his soul be at peace. May time bring you joy in your memories. Sharon Queen

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