Alfred Knystautas - Passed away on March 09, 2023

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Alfred Knystautas
  • Passed away on March 09, 2023

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Alfred Knystautas, 75, of The Villages, Florida, passed away at UF Health Leesburg Hospital on March 9, 2023 after an unexpected battle with an aggressive lymphatic cancer.

He was born May 10, 1947 in Freiburg, Germany to the late Zigmas and Janina (Daugvila) Knystaustas, Lithuania.

At the age of 2, Al arrived in the United States with his parents. He lived in Darby, Pennsylvania, graduating in 1966 from Darby Colwyn High School. He graduated from Temple University in 1969 and became an engineering designer. He moved to Delaware and worked for Dupont for almost 35 years as a Division Engineering Designer. He enjoyed the many opportunities to travel to other countries. Al then moved to Hartland, Wisconsin and worked at Dematic ( formerly HK Systems) from 2005 -2012.

While in Pennsylvania, Al was in a Lithuanian folk dancing group and in the National Guard. Al was definitely a “car guy”, owning corvettes throughout the years. He ran and participated in many car rallies, enjoying many good times in the Brandywine Motorsport Club (BMC). He had recently joined the Village Vettes Club. He also was a big NASCAR fan. In addition, he loved airplanes, especially warbirds, and was a member of EAA. Magazines on cars and planes could not arrive sooner enough to his liking. Watching Turner Classic Movies, YouTube and Survivor were a favorite activity. Travel and golf brought him joy.

Al met Sandi Grall in 2017, after both their spouses had passed, and moved to Cato, Wisconsin. Road trips were loved by both. Upon discovering The Villages, Florida in 2019, they became “snowbirds”. In 2022, they officially committed to the Sunshine State.

Alfred is survived by his children, Alexis Knystautas and Alan Knystautas; sister Ina(Fred) Svirklys; partner Sandra Grall; Brother-in-laws Frank(Sandy)Buszkiewicz, John Buszkiewicz: Sister-in-law Dina Buszkiewicz : nieces and nephews.

Alfred was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Gloria, his sisters  Aldona(Daniel) Bigauskas, Grazina Kenter Danbury; brother Valdas

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society, Wildwood, Florida.


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  1. Nelson & Kerstin Lampert says:
    25 Mar 2023
    With fond alphas, Al.

    We will miss having discussions with you about cars. As you neighbor in The Villages, we were lucky to enjoy your beautiful Corvette.

    Nelson and Kerstin Lampert

  2. Nelson & Kerstin Lampert says:
    25 Mar 2023
    Rest in peace Al.
    We enjoyed your friendship as your neighbor in The Villages.
    As fellow car fans we spent happy times discussing all the car races and the qualities of Corvettes vs Fords.

    We were heartbroken to hear of your passing. We will not forget you.
    Aloha, Nelson and Kerstin Lampert

  3. Jim Ronkoski posted an image:
    15 Mar 2023
    Al and I at one of the EAA trips we took. We had fun trips together. Thank you for your friendship. I will miss you.
    Al and I at one of the EAA trips we took. We had fun trips together. Thank you for your friendship. I will miss you.

  4. Jim & Marie Irons says:
    14 Mar 2023
    Al's unexpected passing was a terrible loss of a best friend of over 40 years. I have many treasured memories of the fun times Al and I shared over the years. I am so thankful that I was able to visit with Al and Sandi last year. Marie and I send our sincere condolences to Sandi and all those who loved him.
    Jim & Marie Irons

  5. Linda Mefford says:
    13 Mar 2023
    Condolences to all of Al's family and his companion
    Sandi Grall. Al was always ready to have fun and
    Lived his life to the in fullest. I went to his birthday parties each time his Mom invited me. Al even saved photos of those parties. It's strange to see yourself at that young age at a boy/girl party. One photo always made me laugh. Al did not like the flash of the camera, so in the photo I drew his attention to look at his Mom to get a good picture.
    Sure looks like I was having tons of fun myself. Funny, I'm still that way.
    A few years ago Al wished me a happy birthday and
    Said wishing a happy day to the girl who has been breaking hearts since 1957. Yikes I was only 10.
    Rest easy Al.... You were a special guy to everyone.
    In my prayers from your Darby Girl, you always called me

  6. Lavonne Dietrich says:
    13 Mar 2023
    After knowing Sandi for many years, we met Al and Sandi for breakfast on a lifestyle visit to The Villages 3 years ago. We hit it off and started to spend more time together. We enjoyed many nights of entertainment at the Town Squares, New Years Eve dinner and dance, and many rounds of golf with refreshments after. Now, after such a short relationship, we have lost a dear friend. Sincere condolences to Sandi and the family.

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