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JULY 2, 1918 -- NOV. 4, 2004

Services were held Saturday for Chester E. Knight, a World War II veteran and retired collision shop manager. Burial was in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.

He died Thursday in his Kenmore home after a brief illness. He was 86.

Born in Dunnville, Ont., Mr. Knight moved to Buffalo with his family as a boy. In 1950, he moved to Kenmore, where he lived the rest of his life.

A private in the Army from 1944 to 1946, he served as an infantryman in Europe and Africa and received the Purple Heart.

Mr. Knight worked as a collision shop manager for several area dealerships before retiring in 1976. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, the former Barbara Brown; a daughter, B. Gayle of Lockport; four sons, C. Gregory of State College, Pa., Robert C. of Isla
Mujeres, Mexico, Douglas "Doc" of Wilson and Ronald R. of Danville, Va.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.


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