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iconKNIGHT, STANLEY C. August 8, 1916 to February 7, 2013 Stanley C. Knight of La Jolla, formerly of Kenilworth, Illinois, died February 7, 2013. Stan was born in Chicago, graduated from New Trier H.S. in Winnetka, IL, and attended Beloit College in Wisconsin. He was a Naval Officer during World War II and served in the Pacific. In 1942 he married Dee and they raised their children in Kenilworth. Upon military discharge, Stan joined the Stanley Knight Corporation, which had been started by his father. He became president of that company where he spent his entire business career. The company manufactured stainless steel food service equipment as well as soda fountains. He retired to La Jolla in the early seventies and spent his retirement years enjoying life with Dee and playing a great deal of tennis; a life-long passion. Dee predeceased him in 1998. In later years he engaged in almost daily bridge games and volunteered at the church and Meals on Wheels. He is survived by his children, Jerry (Vickie) of Sarasota, FL; Stanley Jr. (Gretchen) of Charlottesville, VA; and Lee (Muan) of La Mesa, CA. He was pre-deceased by son Phillip (Nancy) of Wilmette, IL. He leaves twelve grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister, Betty Silander of Dallas, TX; and a brother-in-law, Edwin Phillips of Claremont, CA. He was pre-deceased by his sister, Peggy Phillips. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salvation Army, USO or the . A service will be held at St. James by the Sea Episcopal Church, La Jolla, on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 4 p.m.

Published in U-T San Diego on Feb. 14, 2013
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