William Knoch

August 21, 1942 - November 11, 2017

Visitation: Wednesday 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home, North Hills

Service: Thursday 11 a.m. at Devlin Funeral Home, North Hills

William H. Knoch, age 75, of Ross Twp, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. William, affectionately known as “Bill” will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all who knew him for his upfront personality, kind heart, and willingness to help anyone who needed it. Bill was known for always doing things “the right way”. He was the Patriarch of his family, providing for his loving wife, and three children for many years. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, who led by example. He was a longtime member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Elk’s Lodge No. 339, The Masonic Lodge No. 716, and the Highland Country Club. Bill spent 9 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization as a pitcher. After baseball Bill went on to start his own International Sales Company named after his 3 children BBK International that is still in business today. In his spare time, Bill was an avid golfer, and was inducted into the 2015 North Hills Sports Hall of Fame.

He was the beloved husband of 52 years to the former Nancy Tyson; loving father of William (Mollie) Knoch, Brad (Stephanie) Knoch, and Kacey (Dan) Davis; proud papa of Sarah, Kristina, Grace, Ella, Jackson, and Willy.

Family and friends received Wednesday from 2-4, 6-8 at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Hwy, North Hills, where services will take place Thursday at 11 a.m.Interment will follow in Allegheny County Memorial Park. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bill’s name to a charity of the donors choice.

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  • Donald Johnson

    I have lost a part of me. The grief I feel for losing such a dear friend in Bill is beyond expression. What a wonderful man he was – and he also has the most wonderful family. Nancy, my heart goes out to you and your children. Bill was always quick to make others laugh. He was quick to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. Gloria and I will miss him terribly but will always keep him close to our hearts. Heaven is just a little bit brighter now!

    Love/ Semper Fi

  • Janet Speak

    Where do I find the words to express the sorrow I feel over the loss of Bill. He was a bigger than life personality who always brought a smile to my face. Bill was a great neighbor who was always willing to lend a helping hand. My dogs would stop whenever Bill was grilling to look for a snack. It’s difficult to imagine our street without him. Whenever I went to the beach I would look for Bill and Nancy; he would be reading while catching some rays.

    Nancy and family, my heart aches for you.

    It’s always difficult to lose a loved one so suddenly, but as long as you keep the memories alive, Bill will always be with you

  • Patricia Russell

    Our heartfelt sympathy to you, Nancy, and your beautiful family with the loss of your Bill. We feel lucky to have known him and enjoyed his wit and wisdom during our good times in Venice FL. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by all who had the good fortune to know him. Love, Pat and Dave Russell


    Don’t know what to say. Only had the pleasure of knowing Bill for a few years but a more quality individual I’ve never known. I know he will be sorely missed because I already miss him.


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