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Obituaries > KNIGHT, EDWIN G.

Edwin Gordon Knight died on his 87th birthday, Oct. 25, 2011 at Hemet, CA. The son of Nancy Viola (Martin) and Charles Leo Knight, Ed was born in 1924 in OK City, OK. Ed Knight served as a Cpl. in the Marine Corps Inf. in WW II as a Demolition Spec. in the 2nd Bn., 6th Div. He served in the South Pacific and Occ. Japan. He was a 50-year member of the San Francisco Chapter #828 of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners. He is survived by two brothers, Fred of Huntington Beach and Robert of Hemet, and a sister, Thelma Petterson of Riverside. He had five children: Katy Young of Bella Vista, AR; Deborah Sharer of Kennewick, WA; Edwin, Jr. of Roseville, CA; Valerie Cooper of Chico, CA; and Allen of Prospect, OR. He had 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 2 great- great-grandchildren. Following a private memorial service, his ashes will be interred at the National Military Cemetery at Riverside, CA.