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June11, 2008

Vol. 108, No. 15

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Lee A. Knauerhaze ’67

Published in the June11, 2008, issue

Lee Knauerhaze died Nov. 23, 2007, in Houston after a three-month battle with lung cancer.

Lee attended Hinsdale (Ill.) Central High School. At Princeton, he majored in Romance languages, joined Cloister, wrote for The Daily Princetonian and as a freelancer, sang in the Chapel Choir, and was an accomplished classical pianist. He studied in Madrid after junior year and assisted John Bartlow Martin in his biography of Adlai Stevenson. Lee roomed in Walker with Mercier, Clegg, and Wilgus, who recall a wonderful friend with a contagious sense of humor.

After receiving a master’s degree from Middlebury and an M.B.A., Lee became a Spanish teacher. He taught at St. John’s School in Houston for 30 years. “Captain K” was warmly remembered at a memorial program there as a kind, helpful, and generous friend with a glorious sense of fun and an irresistible laugh. He had an intense interest in his world — which included family, friends, colleagues and students, the Spanish language, his home, music, and electronics.

Colleagues were in constant attendance at the hospital in his last days. What went before was remarkably fine, lived with spirit, grace, and good humor.

Lee is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Lynne and Thomas Householder; his niece and nephew, Anne and Paul; and dear friends Margaret Thibodaux and Mildred Boozalis.

The Class of 1967

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Jackie Donnelly Says:

2009-05-21 10:03:52

Lee and I were buddies in 7th and 8th grade. He was the brightest student, winner of the big spelling bee, so much fun, a real friend. I saw him in New Haven during college and we picked up where we left off. What a nice man!

Raymond Knauerhaze Says:

2009-11-05 17:24:23

I would be appreciative of any information of Lee's past. His mom, dad, brothers, sisters, where born to whom. Please help ... I am Elmer Knauerhaze's son.

Ken M. Says:

2009-11-05 17:28:55

Lee also taught Spanish at the Tilton School, in Tilton, N.H. in 1969-1970. He was my teacher there, and my memories of him are vivid and fond. Though I was not the Spanish student that he would have liked me to be, it was through no fault of his. He was bright, patient and generous with his time. I am saddened to hear about his passing.
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