He is survived by his beloved wife of sixty years, Lucy; two daughters, Kathleen A. McKnight of Sacramento, Calif., and Maureen H. McKnight, Maureen's two daughters, Kellen Clare McKnight-Slottee and Mairin Rose McKnight-Slottee, all of Tigard, Oregon. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive him.
Born in Kansas City, Mo., in 1918, he was the only son of Maurice Michael McKnight and Helen Clark McKnight, who, together with their extended families, were long-time residents of Kansas City, Kans.
Coming to California
in the early 1920s, he was raised in the southwest section of Los Angeles,
Hyde Park. He attended Loyola High School and graduated from Loyola University
Retiring from the Navy in 1964, he was employed with the County of Ventura, retiring in 1978.
A private funeral Mass, presided over by Father Daniel A. O'Sullivan, Pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Ventura, was held at Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum in Culver City, Calif., and interment at Holy Cross Mausoleum on Sept. 11, 2008.
Entrusted to the family-owned Joseph Reardon Funeral Home, 757 E. Main St., Ventura, Calif.; 805-643-8623.