SALEM - Edwin H. Knight, 80, of Salem died at 9:15 p.m. Thursday while a patient at Salem Regional Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 24, 1933 to the late James and Dillie (Neal) Knight in Oil City, PA.
Mr. Knight is survived by his wife, Alice Jane (Wise) Knight, whom he married on Sept. 24, 1951; a son, Frederick (Denise) of Salem; a daughter, Laura (Randy) Justice of Mt. Orab, OH; two sisters, Elva Fink and Josie Knight, both of Oil City, PA.; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
While in high school he was employed at Clark's Donut Shop in Oil City. He then worked at the Pennsoil Refinery in Rouseville, PA for 10 years. The next 24 years he worked for Penn Power as a diesel mechanic until his retirement in 1990. He lived the next 14 years in Hobe Sound, Fla. and in 2004 returned to Salem.
He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Rev. W.A. Robbie. When able, he attended the Salem Wesleyan Methodist Church.
A time of visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greensien & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services and from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Oak Grove Church, 10 Oak Grove Road, Mercer, Pa..
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Oak Grove Church with the Rev Stanley Grabill of the Salem church officiating.
Arrangements were in joint cooperation by the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem, and the Scott A. Black Funeral Homes, Stoneboro and Sandy Lake, Pa.
Sign the guestbook at www.apgreenisenfh.com.