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Obituary of Douglas O. Knight

Douglas O. KnightKeeseville - Douglas O. Knight, 57, of the Mace Chasm Road, Keeseville, died Sunday August 9, 2009 with dignity and grace following a long struggle with ALS. He was at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born in London, England, February 18, 1952 the son of Frederick W., Jr. and Marilyn D. (Johnson) Knight. He was a 1970 graduate of AuSable Valley Central School.Doug was a well known local bluegrass musician and song writer, founder of Mardi Gras and Three Doug Knight, proprietor of Adirondack Heirloom Furniture, hiker, boater, skier and avid outdoorsman. His exuberance and joy for life served as an inspiration for many others. His family and friends are grateful for having known this fun, confident, talented, creative and giving soul. Doug touched many children's lives as a school bus driver, advisor for the Ausable Valley ski club, and participant of AVCS musical productions. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Alice M. (LeClair) Knight, whom he married June 7, 1975 at her parents home; two sons, Travis Knight of Reno, Nevada, and Tanner Knight and his wife Michelle of Portland, Oregon; his mother, Marilyn Kearney of Keeseville; brother, Frederick M. Knight of Alberton, Montana, sister, Andrea Knight and companion Ned Hoey of Keeseville; and several nieces and nephews.He was predeceased by his father, Frederick W. Knight, Jr.; and his step father, Dr. Paul I. Kearney.There will be no public calling hours. A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 11am at the Harmony Golf Club in Port Kent with a reception to follow.Donations in his memory may be made to the ALS Association Upstate New York Chapter, 890 7th North Street, Suite 108, Liverpool, NY 13088. Specify for research in honor of Douglas Knight.Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 124 Clinton Street, Keeseville. 643-9055
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