Gary Lee Knickman of Lewes passed away suddenly at home Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019.
Gary was born in Baltimore, Md., son of the late William N. Sr. and Etta A. (French) Knickman. Gary resided most of his life in the Baltimore area. He and his wife enjoyed their second home in Lewes on the weekends for nine years, eventually moving there permanently five years ago.
Gary began a 15-year career with UPS at the Baltimore Hub, loading trucks at night and eventually retired as a manager. He also served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.
In earlier years, Gary enjoyed bowling and weightlifting, winning several championships in each. Gary had a love for being on the water, fishing and crabbing, and taking cruises with his wife Gloria. Gary’s other passion was restoring classic cars. He was a founding member of the the Street Survivors of Maryland, a club of which he was very proud, and that continues in its successes today. Gary also was very active with Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown, and enjoyed serving as an usher and greeter.
In addition to his parents, Gary is preceded in death by three sisters, Lois Knickman, Janet Allers and Annette Baggett.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Gloria (Roberts) Knickman; daughter Joy (Knickman) Roche and her husband Charlie Roche; grandson, Aidan Roche; two brothers, William Ronald Knickman and William Charles Knickman; his beloved dachshund Stanley; as well as a host of extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held at Crossroad Community Church, 20684 State Forest Road, Georgetown, Monday, Jan. 14, from noon to 2 p.m., followed by a celebration of Gary’s life at 2 p.m., ending with a lunch at 3 p.m.
A visitation will also be held Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 3 to 5 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Ambrose Funeral Home, 2719 Hammonds Ferry Road, Baltimore, with a sharing of memories of Gary starting at 7:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated to Tunnell Cancer Center, c/o Beebe Medical Foundation, 902 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958, or the American Cancer Society at www.donate3.cancer.org
Arrangements in the care of Short Funeral Services, Georgetown, and Ambrose Funeral Home, Arbutus, Md. www.ambrosefuneralhomes.com.