He was the son of the late Frank and Helen (Neppert) Knoesel.

For over 25 years, he was the owner of Ted's Texaco in Ardsley.

For 57 years, he was a dedicated member of the Ardsley Volunteer Fire Department, where he was an Ex-Chief.

In his retirement he had been a school crossing guard for the Ardsley School District.

Mr. Knoesel's family wishes to express their gratitude and appreciation to all the schoolchildren who brought such happiness to their dad when he worked as a crossing guard.

He is survived by six children, Ilene and her husband Nick Caruso, Norine and her husband Ronnie Roemer, Susan and her husband Frank Leone, Mary Pat and her husband Dennis Kopek, Kristina and her husband Michael Morano, Jr., and T.J. and his wife Keira Knoesel; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

The Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home of Dobbs Ferry, NY. was in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Ardsley Fire Department, 505 Ashford Ave., Ardsley, N.Y. 10502, or the CDLS Foundation at www.CDLS.ORG.