William Knabe

William Dell, 81, of Blue Ash. Devoted husband of A. Jean (nee Schatzman). Loving Brother of Bettie (Paul) Rairden and the late Ernestine (Bill) Turner. Dear Brother-in-law of Dorothy and Derrel Santee, and the late Sally (Ray) Ader. Loving father of Cheryl (Mitchell) Wilson, Peggy Stratmann, Amy (Steve) Schmidlin the late Louis Dell and Hank (Michele). Loving Grandfather of Michael ( Betty ) Carter, Michael (Andreia) Stratmann, Ramey Stratmann, Mitchell Wilson and Andrew, Kate and Matthew Schmidlin. Beloved Great Grandfather of June, Melinda, Haley and Brianna. He is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews. He passed unexpectedly and peacefully December 4, 2013 at home. He was a lifelong musician and never stopped loving making music. He was a graduate of Deer Park High School, served in the Army, and was a graduate of University of Cincinnati’s CCM. His employment history includes Baldwin Piano Co. and he retired from Buddy Rogers Music where he was the head of School Sales. He played with the Banjo Brothers with Brass for many years at Zimmer’s Restaurant and many other local bands and orchestras. He was a longtime member of the Cincinnati Classical Guitar Society. Most recently he enjoyed playing with the New Horizons and the Dixielanders Bands.  Bill has been a friend and