Anne (Knobel) Trevellyan

Phoenix, Arizona – Anne (Knobel) Trevellyan earned her heavenly wings on Monday, June 28, 2021. Although cancer ravaged her body, it never diminished her spirit. Her positive, loving and warrior-like attitude remains an inspiration to family and friends – old and new.

Anne Teresa Knobel was born on Oct. 29, 1963, in Rochester, New York, to Gordon and Rose (Ryan) Knobel. She graduated from Bloomfield High School, class of 1981. Anne earned an associate degree from SUNY Cobleskill in 1983. It was there she met her future husband, Brian Trevellyan. They were married on May 25, 1985, on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Anne embraced her role as a lifelong nanny and childcare provider, especially while being a stay-at-home mom. She recently became a nanny to her own grandson Charlie, who was the shining light of her life. As her own children grew older, she was able to explore her creative side with crafts and art. Many of her creations are treasured today by family and friends far and wide.

Left to cherish many memories and continue her legacy are her husband of 36 years, Brian of Scottsdale, Arizona, and their three children, Patrick Trevellyan of Phoenix, Molly Trevellyan of Phoenix and Ian (Emma) Trevellyan and their son Charles Alan of Scottsdale, Arizona.

Loving sisters Sheila Knobel of Phoenix, Jane (Kerry) Mitchell of Bloomfield, New York, Kate (Will) Myers of Canandaigua, New York, and Victoria (Gianni Iacopini) Knobel of Oleggio, Italy; brother-in-law Paul Rayburn; sister-in-law Chelly Knobel; mother-in-law Connie Trevellyan; sisters-in-law Sue Trevellyan, Stacey Trevellyan and Kathy (Michael) Putorti, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts and many cousins will keep Anne in their hearts.

In addition her parents, Anne was predeceased by her sister Mary Rayburn, brother Charles Knobel, father-in-law Alan Trevellyan, Sr. and brother-in-law Alan Trevellyan, Jr.

Calling hours for family and friends will be 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7, at St. Patrick Catholic Community located at 10815 N. 84th St., Scottsdale, Arizona. A mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. following the visitation. Rite of committal will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Anne’s name to the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Foundation or the Joy Bus Diner at

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