Gene Emery Knoch, 85, of Fort Wayne passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2022. He was married to his loving wife Doris “Dori” for 62 years.
He taught as a band director in public schools for 25 years, including 18 years at South Adams Schools. He later worked as a college librarian. He held degrees from Ohio State, Ball State and Indiana University. He was still actively participating in community choirs.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Kevin (Julie) Knoch; and Jon (Tami) Knoch; brother, Robert (Kathy) Knoch; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren/honorary great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Jack Knoch.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the 2:30 p.m. celebration of life service Saturday, June 18 at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 729 W. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or St. John ELCA.