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James B. Knight, 68, of
Perrysburg, OH died, Monday, May 5, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee. Jim was born in Toledo, OH on November 27, 1945 and was married in Rossford, OH to Denise L. Mahaffey. Jim worked for 33 years, as a Toledo police officer, as a Fatal Accident Investigator and a Background Investigator for future police officers. He was also a member of the police force Swat Entry Team, retiring in 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Denise; three children, Christopher, Jody, and Stephanie; daughters of the heart, Ursula (Terry) Durden of Toledo, OH, Sarah (Cincy) Doss of Apache Junction, AZ, and Amanda (Cory) Peterlin of Petersburg, MI; grandchildren, Cameron, Cody, Collin, Conner, Alex, Dylan, Marisa, Carson, Wyatt, Jessica, Justin, and James; great-grandchildren, Aiden, Dominic, and Sophia; sister, Melissa Knight of Cincinnati, OH. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jean Pacquette Knight, and his daughter, Lori Knight Smith of Millbury, OH.
Friends will be received from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014, at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary St., Perrysburg, OH (419-874-3133) where a Memorial Service will be at 7:00 p.m. Burial services will be private. Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to: Cleveland Clinic Intestinal Donation, Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd c/o The Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44195. Condolences to the family may be made by visiting
Witzler Shank Funeral Home
222 E South Boundary St
Perrysburg, OH 43551
Published in Toledo Blade on May 7, 2014