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Curtis J. Knoff, age 70, Force

Curtis J. Knoff, age 70, of Force and DuBois, PA, died July 4, 2024 at Penn Highlands-DuBois after a lengthy illness. A son of the late Richard C. “Riddy” and Vera E. (Angelo) Knoff, he was born on July 12, 1953 in DuBois, PA.

Besides his parents, Curtis was predeceased by: a brother, Richard C. Knoff.

Curtis is survived by: a brother, Raymond G. Knoff of Idaho.

Curtis graduated St. Marys High School and Penn State, receiving a Bachelors in Civil Engineering degree, with honors. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and worked as a Civil Engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers for 32 years, retiring in August 2008. He was a devoted son and caretaker, caring for his grandmother and his parents for many years. He lived all his life in Force until moving to DuBois in 2019.

According to his wishes, there will be no public visitation.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 11, 2024 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Force, PA, with Father Mark Mastrian, celebrant.

Interment will take place in the Church Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Force, PA and will be accepting online condolences at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home website (

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