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Warren Harding Knauer ’44

Published in Oct.8, 2003, issue

Warren died in Naples, Fla., June 21, 2003.

He prepared at Pingry School. At Princeton he majored in biology, was a member of Tower Club, was varsity swimming manager, and roomed with Bill McManus and Bill McGrath.

He served in the Army Medical Corps in WWII and Korea, received his MD from Columbia U. College of Physicians and Surgeons, and did surgical residencies at St. Vincent's and Bellevue hospitals in NYC, and at Yale-New Haven. He specialized in oncological surgery, operating the only New Jersey private cancer center, in Roselle, while chair of the cancer committee at Elizabeth General. He served as president of the NJ Academy of Medicine and NJ Oncology Society, receiving the Physician's Award and the Award for National Leadership.

Warren also served as trustee of Westminster Presbyterian Church and Vail Deane School. In 1992 he retired to Florida, where he was a member of the Princeton Club.

Surviving are his wife, Wendy, daughter Cynthia, son Josh, two stepsons, and two grandchildren. The class expresses regret at their loss.

The Class of 1944

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Al and Patricia Peterson Says:

2010-02-11 11:03:21

In LOVING memory of Dr. Knauer: I would like his family to know just what he meant to me/us. He found cancer in my wife's parotid gland and saved her life at the age of 24. She is now 58, with three wonderful daughters and many other blessings too numerous to mention. Needless to say, he gave me a wonderful life as well. Words can never, never explain how I feel about this man a love and respect reserved for only a few. Funny how someone who just touched your life a brief moment in time gave us a wonderful life together, a gift no one else could give. GOD LOVE YOU as I'm sure he does ... and I'll never forget! Love from all of us, Al and Pat Peterson
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