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Ronald D. “Doc” Houseknecht

May 28, 2014

Ronald D. “Doc” Houseknecht, 71, of Picture Rocks, died Saturday, May 24, 2014, at his home.

Born March 21, 1943, in Bloomsburg, he was a son of the late George B. and H. Joyce Letterman Houseknecht.

Doc was a graduate of Muncy High School, Class of 1961, where he played on the West Branch championship basketball team that made it to the semifinal state play offs that year. He was also a graduate of Bloomsburg State College where he received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education.

He was a math teacher at Susquenita School District for many years and retired from the Warrior Run School District. In his early years, Doc enjoyed playing softball for the Loyalsock Hotel and Elby’s Restaurant teams. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, bowling, playing golf and meeting up with friends at May’s Drive In for breakfast.

Surviving are two brothers, David M. Houseknecht and Martin G. Houseknecht, both of Muncy; four nephews, Brett Houseknecht, of Muncy, Curt Houseknecht, of Montoursville, Kyle Houseknecht, of Muncy and David Houseknecht Jr., of Muncy; and a niece, Lori Gilbert, of Ephrata.

A memorial service will be held 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. James Savage officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.