Carol Sulser Knitter

Lawyer

Carol Sulser Knitter, 38, a former Washington area resident and lawyer who specialized in wills and estate planning, died June 1 at her home in Harrisonburg, Va.

The cause of death is pending the results of tests taken during an autopsy, according to a detective with the Harrisonburg City Police.

Mrs. Knitter, who was born in Alexandria, lived in the Washington area off and on for 22 years until 1986, when she moved to Harrisonburg to join the firm of Wharton, Aldhizer & Weaver. She later worked for a law firm in Roanoke and lived in Morgantown, W.Va., before returning to Harrisonburg in 1996.

She was employed at the Harrisonburg firm of Clark & Bradshaw since 1997.

A daughter of a Foreign Service officer, she spent parts of her childhood in Austria, England, Germany and the Washington area, particularly Arlington, where she attended Yorktown High School.

She graduated from Virginia Tech and received a law degree from the University of Virginia.

Survivors include her husband, David Knitter, and their two children, Emily and Jacob, all of Harrisonburg; her parents, Helen and Jack Sulser of Alexandria; a brother, J. David Sulser of Arlington; and a sister, Julie Baird of Charlottesville.