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Bruce K. Knorr

September 11, 2017 | Philadelphia, PA

Bruce Knorr, 58, of Philadelphia, PA passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017 at his residence. He was born on November 11, 1958 in Bristol, PA, a son of William Knorr and Marilyn K (Torpy) Day.

Bruce was described by many as kind, generous, selfless, witty, intelligent, forgiving, patient and encouraging. A graduate of Williamson High School, Bruce attended Mansfield State College and the Culinary Institute of America.  He had a 23 years long career at the Mill Race Inn of Bucks County, and was the head chef there until it closed due to flooding.  He then settled into a new career at the Philadelphia branch of the IRS, where he worked for 10 years until his death.  Bruce enjoyed spending time with friends and family.  His interests included sports, movies, history and national politics.

Bruce is survived by four siblings, William “Bill” (Renee) Knorr of Spring, Texas, Stephen Knorr of Tulsa, OK, Francis “Sam” (Sybrina) Knorr of Collegeville, Kim (Bryan) Dupras of Tioga; four step-siblings, Richard “Dick” (Ruth) Day of Tioga, Bruce (Angela) Day of Aurora, CO, Winneta (Ted) Seaman of Nauvoo, Christy (Kevin) Lohnes of Enola; 24 nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews; and two aunts. Bruce was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Kenneth Knorr.

A Life Celebration will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm at the Fireside Inn, 237 Elmwood Ave, Trevose, PA.. Burial will be in West Branch Cemetery.


  1. May you rest in peace Bruce — you were a great guy and fun person when we worked together so long ago at the Mill Race Inn. Enjoyed the after work socializing with you and our fellow staff. — and thanks for those great MRI meals you cooked for me back then !. You will be missed by me and your many friends and people you knew in life !

    Joseph Frank | September 23, 2017 at 11:55 PM
  2. I miss you every day.

    Sam | September 28, 2017 at 6:52 PM
  3. I’m so sad to know you’re gone Uncle Bruce! We loved you so much and we know you loved us dearly. I will miss you tremendously

    Faith | September 29, 2017 at 2:48 PM
  4. I miss you and our visits! You had a way about you that made me feel comforted and at ease no matter what was going on. Always listening and speaking only with a purpose. Your sense of humor was priceless and your advice I will keep forever. Love You 😘 Thank You for loving my family it means more than you will ever know! We were blessed to have you in our lives. Can’t wait to see you again someday. God Bless

    Krista Knorr | September 29, 2017 at 10:39 PM
  5. The depth of pain in losing you too soon feels insurmountable. I know we will all come to grips with it in our own way, but I hope that we all take something from it knowing that it happened too soon! There are too many memories to share; but I wish for so many more! I will cherish our times together and know that I will see you again some day. Missing you everyday; your sister Kim

    Kimberly Dupras | October 2, 2017 at 1:14 PM
  6. It was a pleasure working with you at the IRS. You was always willing to help out and to assist with answering questions. You was an asset to our team and you will truly missed.

    Quanta Scott | October 20, 2017 at 6:14 PM
  7. Rest in peace! From your co-worker

    Cynthia Calland | October 23, 2017 at 8:49 PM
  8. May God continue to Bless you. You are truly missed.

    RAMONA D SMITH | November 3, 2017 at 1:39 PM
  9. You are missed brother, say hi to mom and kenny for me. See you soon, rest in peace

    Bill | January 6, 2018 at 4:26 PM

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