College mourns the passing of Frank Knorr ’59

Served Wooster in development, alumni relations for 31 years

18 April, 2016 by John Hopkins

WOOSTER, Ohio – Frank Knorr, who served The College of Wooster for 31 years in the offices of development and alumni relations prior to his retirement in 2005, passed away this morning after a brief illness.

A 1959 graduate of The College of Wooster, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics, Knorr taught history and economics, and later served as an assistant superintendent and coordinator of professional personnel in Rochester, N.Y., area schools, before returning to Wooster in 1974 as director of alumni relations.

During his eight years as director, Knorr initiated the Scot Band’s annual spring concert tour, launched Wooster’s alumni admissions program, and was founding producer of the Ohio Light Opera. In 1982, he was named director of development, a position he held for the next 23 years, until his retirement in 2005.

In addition to his professional responsibilities, Knorr was one of the Fighting Scots’ most knowledgeable and enthusiastic sports fans. He served as treasurer of the W Association for almost 30 years.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 28, at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 621 College Ave., in Wooster. Read the complete obituary.