In Memory of Dr. William T. Kniker
August 30, 1929 - August 17, 2018
William “Ted” Theodore Kniker, M.D. passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on Friday, August 17, 2018 in San Antonio. He was born in Seguin, Texas on August 30, 1929 to Theodore and Alice Kniker. He and his family settled in San Antonio in 1969 when he entered the faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center. His impactful career as an allergist/immunologist spanned over sixty decades both at the UTHSCSA and in private practice, in which he touched countless lives with his compassionate care. In his capacity as Vice President of the Board and Chair of the Clinical Services Committee of the Autism Treatment Center of San Antonio, Dr. Kniker’s professional background provided valuable guidance to an organization very dear to his heart as it provides critical resources to individuals with autism, including his own son.
In addition to his professional pursuits, Ted loved travel, exercise, reading, classical music, singing, dining out, and, of course, his red wine. Time spent with family and friends was one of Ted’s greatest joys. Although his death leaves an ache in our hearts, we are comforted by memories of his love, laughter, and zest for life. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Kenneth Kniker; and his son-in-law, Abderazak Kerfai. Survivors include daughters, Dorothy Anne Kniker, Judith Elise Gellhausen (John), and Emily Maria Vogt (William); son, Jeremy Albin Kniker; grandchildren, Abderrazak (Alexandra) and Mariam Kerfai, David, Katherine, and Elise Gellhausen, and Benjamin Vogt; brothers, Charles and James Kniker; dear family friend, Walter Allison; and beloved extended family as well as numerous former colleagues, students, and patients.
The family of Dr. Kniker wishes to thank the following for gifts made in his memory to the Autism Treatment Center.
Troy and Penny Cleveland
Noe and Maria Duncan
Anthony J. Infante
Ted, Krista, Alexis, and Nick Kniker
Karen Williams McLendon
Ann and Brian Sullivan