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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Wayne Knowlton, 87, of Roulette, PA

World War II
Wayne Knowlton, 87, of Roulette, PA, passed away Thursday, December 26,2013 at UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA.

Wayne was born February 27, 1926 in Emporium, PA, he was the son of Wayne and Dorothy Hacket Knowlton, Sr. On December 16, 1946 he married Mildred L.. Carey who survives.

He was a US Marine 4th Division during World War II, and awarded the purple heart during the invasion of Imo Jima.

Wayne was a 60 year member of the Operating Engineers Local 66 in the construction industry. He worked across the country on numerous projects such as Verrazano Narrows Bridge in NY City, Kinzua Dam, Interstate Highways, Coudersport Sewer and many pipelines. 

He attended the First Hebron Seventh Day Baptist Church, was a member of the Hebron/Odin, Pomona, State, and National Grange.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred , of Roulette, PA, daughter, Julie (Bill) Adair, of Edinboro, PA, sons, John Knowlton of Oklahoma, James P. Knowlton of Roulette, PA, sisters, Arlene Saulters, and Irma Yates both of Coudersport, PA, 5 grandchildren, Jennifer (Chris) Galdon, of Erie, PA, Will (Barb) Adair of Lock Haven, PA, Jill (Jason) Stiteler of Pittsburgh, PA, Heather Parker of Oklahoma City, OK, and Nicki Pangburn of Bradford, PA and 6 great-grandchildren, Tyler and Trevor Adair, Mackenzie and Kenley Galdon and Elliot and Isaac Stiteler. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Joel D. Knowlton, brother, Jack Knowlton and sisters, Iva Ayers and Frances Doane.

Friends and family are invited to Wayne’s Life Celebration, Friday , January 3, 2014 with a visitation from 1-3pm at the Thomas E. Fickinger F.H., 210 North East St., Coudersport, PA 16915. Funeral to follow at 3pm with Pastor Carl Green and Pastor Sam Crossley officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Crandall Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, Ltd.

Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD, 21741-5018 or the First Hebron Seventh Day Baptist Church, 13 E. Carley Hill Rd, Coudersport, PA 16915.

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