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Morris Bromfield Knox Obituary
Morris Bromfield Knox
June 5, 1933 to
November 21, 2013
Resident of Walnut Creek
Morrie passed away peacefully at home on November 21, 2013. Morrie was born in Oakland, CA, graduated from Oakland Technical High School and attended San Francisco State University. With his father Morris Knox, Senior, he owned and operated Knox Television and Radio, a long standing, well respected business in Oakland's Rockridge neighborhood. After Knox TV, Morrie held other sales positions with various companies around the Bay Area.
Throughout the years since his retirement, Morrie was actively involved in Rotary and Compassionate Friends. Friends and family knew Morrie as a selfless, caring and compassionate person. He always put the needs of others in front of his own. Morrie was the consummate deal-maker, always proud when his bargaining powers paid off whether it be a free hotel night or a free dessert. Morrie's sense of humor kept laughter a mainstay in the home. Morrie and Diane spent much of their retirement traveling to Hawaii, New York, Europe, and the latest, a cruise to Alaska.
Morrie is survived by his wife, Diane Knox; son and daughter-in-law, Russ and Peg Knox; son, Roger Rocha; daughter and son-in-law, Sara and John Canepa and his four grandchildren: Jessica Ratto, William Brooke, Joshua Canepa and Elise Canepa. Morrie was predeceased by his daughter, Linda Ratto in 1995 and his son, Greg Rocha in 1991.
You can join a celebration of Morrie's life on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 4pm at Hull's Walnut Creek Chapel, 1139 Saranap Ave., Walnut Creek, CA. 925-934-5400. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, online at www.bcrfcure.org or to The Compassionate Friends, P.O. Box 5523, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-1523.

Published in Contra Costa Times on Nov. 26, 2013
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